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At least 16 bodies found in northern Mexico


September 17th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by BNO News
NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least sixteen bodies were found, including one hanging from a bridge, in northern Mexico, local authorities said Friday.At around 8 a.m. local time, authorities received ... Read more...

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Mexico Parades Captured Gulf Drug Cartel Boss


September 15th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mexico has captured a suspected gulf drug cartel boss. Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez who goes by the alias "El Coss" is an alleged leader of the "El ... Read more...

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10 die in attack on Mexican bar


August 15th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Ten people were shot dead at a bar in Monterrey, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, by gunmen who identified themselves ... Read more...

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Mexican involved in killing of 49 people arrested


August 4th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican army announced Friday the arrest of a suspected operative of a drug cartel in connection with the killing of 49 people in the ... Read more...

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Two tonnes of marijuana found in Mexican cemetery


July 30th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Army troops found 2.2 tonnes of marijuana in a cemetery in Los Villa Nueva, a community in northeastern Mexico, said authorities.Soldiers found the drugs Thursday ... Read more...

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Mexican prison’s security chief gunned down


July 30th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Culiacan (Mexico), July 30 (IANS/EFE) The security chief of the prison in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, has been gunned down, police said.Alejandro Osuna Rios ... Read more...

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14 dismembered bodies found in Mexico


June 9th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 9 (IANS/EFE) At least 14 dismembered bodies were found in a truck abandoned in El Mante, a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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49 mutilated bodies found on Mexican highway (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), May 13 (IANS/EFE) At least 49 mutilated bodies were found on the side of a highway in Cadereyta, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, ... Read more...

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Mexican poet wins human rights prize


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 23 (IANS/EFE) Poet Javier Sicilia received the Sergio Mendez Arceo Human Rights Prize this weekend for his efforts to promote peace in Mexico.Sicilia, who became a human ... Read more...

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29 prison personnel held over Mexico massacre


February 24th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Three prison officials and 26 guards at the Apodaca state penitentiary in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon are being held in preventive detention ... Read more...

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Mexico plans to build eight prisons


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) Mexico plans to build eight new federal correctional facilities this year capable of housing 47,000 highly dangerous prisoners following last weekend's massacre of 44 inmates ... Read more...

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Five taxi drivers killed in Mexican city


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Feb 22 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen shot dead five taxi drivers Tuesday in the streets of the northern Mexican industrial city of Monterrey, authorities said."The attack happened at around 10 ... Read more...

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Cyanide-laced food kills five in Mexico


December 27th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) Five residents of a drug rehab center in this western Mexican city died and 26 fell sick after eating donated food that apparently contained cyanide, ... Read more...

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Mexican women’s rights activist shot at


December 4th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Dec 4 (IANS/EFE) A group of gunmen shot at a women's rights activist in this northern Mexican border city, civil society groups said.Norma Andrade, one of the ... Read more...

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At least 20 bodies found in vehicles in western Mexico


November 25th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by BNO News
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Authorities in western Mexico have found the bodies of at least 20 people which were left in three parked vehicles, officials said on Thursday, a day after ... Read more...

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Nine charred bodies found in Mexico


November 24th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Culiacan (Mexico), Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Nine charred bodies were discovered Wednesday inside two vehicles abandoned at separate locations in this western Mexican city, police said.The first gruesome find took place ... Read more...

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Over 100 Mexican immigration agency employees sacked


October 16th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's migration agency said it has fired 121 officials for failing to adhere to the principles of "legality, honour, fairness, impartiality and efficiency".Battered by scandals, ... Read more...

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Kidnapping victims held in Mexican jail


October 7th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Oct 7 (IANS/EFE) A kidnapping gang linked to a drug cartel used a municipal jail in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon to hold hostages while it ... Read more...

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12 killed in Mexico drug violence


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 3 (IANS) Twelve people were allegedly shot dead by a drug gang in two Mexican tourist resorts, Xinhua reported.Five people were killed in a drive-by shooting outside ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Mexican journalist found dead


August 26th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 26 (IANS/EFE) Kidnapped journalist Humberto Millan was found dead Thursday on the outskirts of the western Mexican city of Culiacan, authorities said.Millan, the editor of online newspaper ... Read more...

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Mexican journalist kidnapped


August 25th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) The editor of Mexican online newspaper A Discusion was abducted Wednesday in Culiacan, capital of the western state of Sinaloa, authorities said.Humberto Millan, who also ... Read more...

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Mexico arrests drug trafficker wanted for 1,500 murders


August 1st, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) A high-level member of a drug cartel wanted for at least 1,500 murders in Mexico's Chihuahua state has been arrested, authorities said Sunday.Jose Antonio Acosta ... Read more...

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Missing Mexican journalist found dead


July 27th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico, July 27 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican journalist kidnapped over the weekend was found dead Tuesday in a city outside the Gulf post of Veracruz, officials said. Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz ... Read more...

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23 bodies dumped in Mexican state


June 21st, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 21 (IANS/EFE) The bodies of 23 murder victims have been dumped at various locations in the southern Mexican state of Michoacan over the past three days, an ... Read more...

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121 Bodies recovered from mass graves in Mexican state


May 6th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 6 (IANs/EFE) A total of 121 bodies have been recovered from the mass graves in the northern Mexican state of Durango, with the latest digs turning up 11 ... Read more...

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Mexican woman becomes world’s first female drug lord


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 3 (IANS) A Mexican woman is believed to have become the world's first female to head a drug cartel, Prensa Latina news agency reported.Enedina Arellano Felix is ... Read more...

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23 police officers arrested over alleged ties with drug cartel in central Mexico


May 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by BNO News
GUANAJUATO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican authorities on Monday announced that 23 police officers were arrested over their alleged ties with La Familia drug carter in central Mexico, El Universal newspaper reported.The ... Read more...

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Travolta, Thurman may join ‘Savages’ cast


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:29 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) John Travolta and Uma Thurman, who starred together in "Pulp Fiction", are in talks to join the cast of Oliver Stone's drug cartel drama "Savages".Also ... Read more...

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16 police officers detained in mass graves case in northern Mexico


April 15th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Mexico's Attorney General Marisela Morales on Thursday announced that 16 police officers were detained on Wednesday for their involvement with the mass graves where 126 bodies were ... Read more...

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Bus passengers kidnapped for recruitment in Mexico gangs


April 11th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 11 (IANS/EFE) A bus was hijacked in a northern Mexican state to recruit the male passengers as gunmen in drug gangs, according to witnesses.The bus, heading for ... Read more...

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13 bodies found in Mexico mass graves


April 9th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Two new mass graves containing 13 bodies have been discovered in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, bringing the total number of corpses found buried ... Read more...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger might play sheriff in an upcoming movie


April 9th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his comeback on the giant screens after stepping out of politics early this year. True to his promise, the “Terminator” man ... Read more...

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13 more bodies found in mass graves in northern Mexico


April 8th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by BNO News
TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican authorities on Fridya announced that 13 more bodies were located in mass graves in Tamaulipas state, northeastern Mexico.According to El Universal newspaper, the new discovery was ... Read more...

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U.S. and Mexico offer $5.8 million reward for information regarding shootings of 2 ICE agents


March 31st, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States and Mexico on Wednesday offered rewards totaling $5.84 million for information that leads to the capture of the gunmen involved in the shootings of ... Read more...

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Woman police chief flees Mexico after death threats


March 6th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez, March 6 (IANS/EFE) A 20-year-old mother and criminology student who volunteered to serve as a police chief in a violent Mexican northern town has fled the country for ... Read more...

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