Tag: <span>Violence in Mexico</span>

Mexico: Escaped Kidnapping Victim Kills 4, Dies In Gunfight

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican police killed a man believed to be the victim of a kidnapping after he killed two of his captors, a former police officer, […] Read More >

Ciudad Juárez Needs College Grads To Clean Up Police Force, Chihuahua Governor Says

The governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua put out a call Monday to young professionals and college graduates to join the police forces of Ciudad Juárez and other towns […] Read More >

Tens Of Thousands March To Protest Drug War Violence In Mexico

Tens of thousands of Mexicans participated in a nationwide march for peace on Sunday, protesting the violence that has killed nearly 40,000 of their countrymen and demanding an end to […] Read More >

10 Murders A Day In Sinaloa During Holy Week; Drug Violence Puts Vacations On Hold

During Holy Week, 81 people were killed in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, according to the state’s attorney general Marco Antonio Higuera  Gómez. Holy Week, or Semana Santa in […] Read More >

Mexican News Photographer Shot Dead in Juárez

Today in Latin America Top Story — A Mexican news photographer was shot dead Thursday in the violent border city of Ciudad Juárez. Luis Carlos Santiago,a photographer with the daily El […] Read More >

Mexican Drug Trafficker “La Barbie” Captured By Federal Police

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexico announced Monday the capture of one of the country’s most infamous drug lords. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, also known as “the Barbie,” was […] Read More >

Brother Of Murdered Mexican Gubernatorial Candiate Rodolfo Torre Cantú Will Run In His Place

Today in Latin America Top Story — The brother of a murdered Mexican gubernatorial candidate was named Wednesday his replacement in this weekend’s upcoming election. Rodolfo Torre Cantú’s brother, Egidio Torre, […] Read More >

Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s Government Puts Limits On Cash Exchanges; Hopes To Hinder Drug Cartels

Today in Latin America Top Story — In an apparent attempt to stop drug cartels from laundering money, the Mexican government announced Tuesday strict limits on the exchange and deposit […] Read More >

Facing Protests in Ciudad Juárez, Calderón Says U.S. Must Reduce Consumption to Stem Mexico’s Drug War Violence

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican President Felipe Calderón visited the border city of Ciudad Juárez on Tuesday, where he was greeted by hundreds of protesters, according to […] Read More >

Three People Connected to U.S. Consulate Murdered in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; 65 Killed in Wave of Suspected Drug War Violence

Today in Latin America Top Story —  Assassins killed three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez this weekend. A Consulate worker and her husband were shot […] Read More >