Tag: <span>Felipe Calderon</span>

Mexico: Calderón Claims Drug War Success In Yearly Report

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican President Felipe Calderón highlighted his performance in the war against drug cartels during his annual national report to Congress Thursday. Calderón, who has been […] Read More >

Mexico: Soldiers Head To Nuevo León After Casino Royale Massacre

Federal police and soldiers began arriving in the Mexican state of Nuevo León Saturday, following the torching of the Casino Royale on Thursday in the capital of Monterrey, a massacre […] Read More >

Mexico: Casino Attack Leaves 40 Dead In Monterrey

Today in Latin America Top Story — At least 40 people were killed Thursday afternoon in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, when a group of armed men set fire […] Read More >

Mexico: Police Detain 5 “Pig’s Head” Gang Members For Kidnapping Ring

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican authorities detained five alleged members of a kidnapping and extortion ring in the Mexico City region that was known for leaving the […] Read More >

Mexico’s LGBT Community Faces Violence Despite Major Gains In Civil Rights

MEXICO CITY — The men who killed Quetzalcoatl Leija Herrera, 33, beat him with rocks just steps from the main square of Chilpancingo, about two hours from Mexico City in […] Read More >

21 Mexican Federal Prosecutors Quit As Purge Continues

Today in Latin America Top Story— In the largest mass resignation in recent history 21 top federal prosecutors in Mexico left their posts, the country’s Attorney General’s Office announced Monday. […] Read More >

Mexico Sentences 15-Year Old American-Born Killer To Prison

Today in Latin America Top Story— Mexican authorities sentenced a 15-year old, American-born boy to three years in prison for torturing and murdering four people. Edgar Jiménez Lugo, who went by […] Read More >

Ciudad Juárez Prison Riot Leaves At Least 17 Dead

At least 17 people, inlcuding one woman, were killed during a shootout in a prison in the Mexican border of Ciudad Juárez. Authorities said that inmates who were attempting to breakout […] Read More >

Ciudad Juárez Human Trafficking Raid: Mexican Police Detain Over 1,000

Today in Latin America Top Story — More than 1,000 people were detained over the weekend in Ciudad Juárez during raids aimed at combatting human trafficking. Two dozen bars, hotels […] Read More >

Mexico Attorney General Charges 111 Aides with Corruption

Today in Latin America Top Story — 111 officials in Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office have been charged with fraud, embezzlement and abuse of power, while another 192 were fired for […] Read More >