Tag: <span>Mexican Drug War</span>

Mexico Arrests Top Zetas Leader In Veracruz Along With 5 Others

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Mexican navy arrested an alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel in the Gulf coast port city of Veracruz. Carlos “The Bam […] Read More >

Mexico Arrests Zetas Leader Suspected Of Ordering Monterrey Casino Attack

Mexican defense officials said Thursday that they captured a top member of the Zetas drug cartel, who allegedly ordered the arson attack on a casino in Monterrey that killed 52 […] Read More >

Mexico: Activists File Complaint Against Calderón For Drug War Human Rights Violations

Human rights activists filed a criminal complaint with the International Criminal Court at the Hague against Mexican President Felipe Calderón for his alleged role in the commission of war crimes […] Read More >

Mexico: Two Severed Heads Found Near Defense Ministry In Capital

The decapitated heads of two men were found near Mexico’s Defense Ministry in Mexico City on Monday along with a note attributing the killings to the “Hand with Eyes” drug […] Read More >

Mexico: Zetas & Sinaloa Cartels Dominate Drug War

Today in Latin America Top Story — Five years after Mexican President Felipe Calderón launched his war against the country’s drug traffickers, two cartels have come to dominate Mexico’s drug […] Read More >

Mexico: Police Still Underpaid Despite Reforms, Report Says

Today in Latin America Top Story— A report by Mexico’s National Public Safety System said that many Mexican police officers still earn $350 per month or less, despite efforts to […] Read More >

Mexico: Javier Sicilia’s Peace Caravan Marches On Despite Threats

Poet and activist Javier Sicilia promised that no threats or intimidation would stop his caravan for peace from heading deeper into southern Mexico, even as the state of Veracruz bumped […] Read More >

Violent Crime Kills More Mexican Youth Than Car Accidents, Report Says

Today in Latin America Top Story — A new report from the Mexican newspaper El Universal said that more young people die from violent homicide than car accidents in Mexico. […] Read More >

Mexico: 7 Die In Mazatlán As Sinaloa Cartel Controls Tijuana

Seven people were killed in the northwestern Mexican port city of Mazatlán on Monday with some of the incidents tied to drug cartels operating within the region, a police spokesman […] Read More >

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 >