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

Mexico: 35 Bodies Dumped Beneath Overpass In Veracruz Resort Area

Gunmen in the busy Mexican resort area of Boca del Río left two trucks filled with 35 bodies beneath a busy overpass Tuesday as terrified motorists looked on. Twitter messages […] Read More >

United Nations: Mexico’s Calderón Says World Needs To Help Combat Drug Trafficking

UNITED NATIONS — The world must address widespread violence in Mexico and the vast wealth of drug cartels, Mexican President Felipe Calderón said Wednesday during his address to the United […] Read More >

Mexico: Charges For “Twitter Terrorists” To Be Lessened

Today in Latin America Top Story — Lawmakers in the Mexican state of Veracruz approved a law Tuesday designed to lessen terrorism and sabotage charges filed against the so-called “Twitter […] Read More >

Mexico Drug War Fueled By U.S. Assault Weapons And Drug Demand, Calderón Says

NEW YORK — Mexican President Felipe Calderón called on the U.S. government to reduce weapon sales to Mexico and domestic demand for illegal drugs, in a talk before business leaders […] Read More >

Mexico Drug War Attacks Social Media Users; Bodies Hung From Nuevo Laredo Bridge

The bloodied bodies of a man and a woman were found hanging from a bridge in the northeast Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo Tuesday, along with two posters left […] Read More >

Mexico Drug War: Facing Skepticism, Calderón Takes His Case To Social Media

President Felipe Calderón tried his best during his fifth state of the union speech Thursday to put a positive spin on the drug war offensive that has come to define […] 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’s Drug War Refugees Rarely Secure Asylum In United States

EL PASO, Texas – A young police woman in her early 30s volunteered to uphold the law in a society fed by narco-violence, but faced insurmountable opposition. She was forced to […] 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 >