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

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 >

U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Mexico’s Zetas And Other Crime Groups

The United States unveiled Monday strict, new sanctions aimed at combating international organized crime groups, including Mexico’s violent Zetas drug cartel. U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order that […] 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 >

Mexican Drug Cartel Knights Templar Releases Booklet With Code Of Conduct

A Mexican drug cartel calling themselves the Knights Templar – after the famed Western Christian military order – is distributing booklets to the public asserting that it is fighting against […] Read More >

Mexico Discovers Huge Marijuana Farm In Baja California; Draws Comparison Drawn to “El Bufalo” Farm

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican officials said Thursday that soldiers discovered one of the largest marijuana plantations ever found in the country in the state of Baja […] Read More >

Mexico’s Calderón Meets With Sicilia & Other Victims; Defends Drug War Policy

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican President Felipe Calderón met Thursday with poet-activist Javier Sicilia and other relatives of people who have died or disappeared during the country’s […] Read More >

Clinton Promises $300 Million To Fight Drug Cartels In Central America

Top Story — Despite earlier claims, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the U.S. would increase its investment in Central America’s security as part of an effort […] Read More >