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Two dead after clashes between soldiers and gunmen in central Mexico


February 25th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by BNO News
MICHOACAN, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Two people on Thursday were killed during clashes between the Mexican Army and gunmen in central Mexico, the state-run Notimex news agency reported on Friday.The confrontation took ... Read more...

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5 mutilated bodies found on Mexican highway


February 8th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) The police found five mutilated bodies over the weekend on a highway in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon along with a message from a drug ... Read more...

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Over 200 kidnap victims killed in Mexico in 2010


February 4th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 4 (IANS/EFE) At least 209 kidnap victims were murdered last year in Mexico, double the number in 2009, a coalition of civic groups has said.The Movimiento Blanco coalition said ... Read more...

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Zetas leader shot down in northern Mexico


January 25th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by BNO News
NUEVO LEON, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Mexico's Defense Ministry on Tuesday announced that a main leader of the drug trafficking organization "Los Zetas" was shot down in northern Mexico.Mexican soldiers on Monday ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Mexico violence


January 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) At least seven people died in a gun battle between government security forces and suspected drug cartel enforcers in the northern Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, ... Read more...

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4 killed during football game in Mexican city


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Four people, including two minors, were shot dead and another was wounded while playing soccer in this Mexican city, authorities said.The attack was perpetrated Tuesday afternoon ... Read more...

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Drug gang gunfight leaves 10 dead, 18 injured in central-western Mexico


December 12th, 2010 - 5:19 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- At least 10 people were killed and 18 were injured on Friday night in a gunfight between drug cartels in the central-western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials ... Read more...

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Youth sought in Mexico killings arrested


December 4th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles (US), Dec.4 (ANI): Mexican law enforcement authorities have arrested a 14-year-old for killing his rivals.Edgar Jimenez Lugo, a killer attached with a drug cartel in the city of Cuernavaca, is ... Read more...

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Teenaged hitman who beheaded victims held in Mexico


December 4th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 4 (IANS/EFE) A 14-year-old killer, known as the "boy hitman" and wanted in Mexico for beheading several of his victims, has been arrested.Senior military officials said though they have ... Read more...

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10 killed in Mexico violence


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 18 (IANS/EFE) Ten people were killed and several wounded in separate incidents in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said.Five gunmen died early Wednesday in a battle with ... Read more...

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Mexican Army looking for 12-year-old drug cartel hit man


November 14th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 14 (ANI): The Mexican Army is hunting a 12-year-old suspected drug gang hit man accused of carrying out a series of horrific killings in the country.The boy, known only ... Read more...

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18 bodies found at mass grave in Mexico


November 7th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 7 (IANS/EFE) The bodies of six kidnapped tourists were among the 18 corpses found this week at a clandestine grave near Mexico's Pacific resort of Acapulco, authorities said.The head ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill six in Mexico City shooting attack


October 28th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY(BNO NEWS) – Six people were killed and another was injured in Mexico City on Thursday after gunmen in two trucks opened fire in what seemed to be another drug-related shooting.According ... Read more...

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Entire police force of Los Ramones quits after gunmen attack their office


October 28th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Ramones, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is common knowledge that the police are there to protect the citizens when terror strikes.Well, that is not always the case. At least in the ... Read more...

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Gunmen storm rehab center, kill 13 in Mexico border city


October 25th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by BNO News
TIJUANA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 13 people were killed after suspected drug cartel members burst into a drug rehabilitation center in the northwestern Mexican city of Tijuana on Sunday night, ... Read more...

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134 tons of marijuana burnt in Mexico


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tijuana, Oct 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Mexican army has burnt the 134 tons of marijuana that was seized from drug traffickers in Tijuana on Monday.The bust was the biggest in the history ... Read more...

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Newspaper Pleas With Gunmen Operating Along The Mexico - US Border


September 20th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The drug cartels of Ciudad Juarez, the largest crime city in Mexico was approached by one of the biggest newspapers of the area ... Read more...

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85 prisoners escape from Mexico jail


September 11th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Eighty-five prisoners escaped from a jail in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, authorities said. The largest prison break in the state took place Friday in the city of Reynosa, bordering ... Read more...

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Report: 71 inmates escape in mass jail break in Mexico’s drug-plagued north


September 11th, 2010 - 2:35 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- At least 71 prisoners escaped after a morning jailbreak on Friday in the Mexican city of Reynosa across the border from McAllen, Texas, local media reported.Local authorities ... Read more...

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25 killed in Mexico clash


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:46 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) At least 25 people died Thursday in a clash between Mexican soldiers and gunmen in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, a military spokesman said. It appears all ... Read more...

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Kidnapped mayor found dead in Mexico’s drug-plagued north


August 18th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican police on Wednesday found the body of a mayor two days after he was kidnapped by drug hitmen near the northern city of Monterrey, local media ... Read more...

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Four bullet-riddled bodies found in Mexico


August 9th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) Four bullet-riddled bodies were found in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, while 12 hostages were released by kidnappers in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, officials ... Read more...

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Four killed in Guatemala violence


July 28th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Three police officers and a woman were killed by gunmen inside a restaurant in Guatemala, an official spokesman said. The gunmen opened fire at the officers Tuesday in ... Read more...

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Two tonnes of cocaine found in coffee bags


July 25th, 2010 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 25 (IANS/EFE) Around two tonnes of cocaine camouflaged among sacks of coffee meant to be shipped to Europe were seized in Peru, police said. Peruvian police launched an operation Friday and ... Read more...

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12 bodies found on Mexico highway


July 14th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 14 (IANS/EFE) Bodies of 11 people, including a woman, with bullet wounds at the back of the head, were found near a highway in Mexico, officials said. Motorists passing through ... Read more...

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‘Drug Mule’ Comment Puts Arizona Governor In Hot Water


June 28th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The governor of the state of Arizona, suddenly found herself being shrouded by controversy after her controversial ‘drug mule’ comment. She used the term ... Read more...

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20 killed in Mexico drug violence


June 12th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 12 (IANS/EFE) Twenty people were shot and killed in Ciudad Madero town in northeastern Mexico in drug-related violence, officials said. Six bodies were found in El Chipus neighbourhood of the ... Read more...

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Mexican gets 60 years for drug massacre


May 21st, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, May 21 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his involvement in the November 2008 slaughter of 19 drug traffickers, the Guatemalan Supreme Court said. Judges in ... Read more...

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Mexico’s Army seizes huge drug-cartel weapons cache


May 12th, 2010 - 5:18 am ICT by BNO News
MONTERREY, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- The Mexican Army on Tuesday seized a huge drug-cartel weapons cache in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, local media reported.The cache of 130 assault rifles, machine ... Read more...

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Premier League star pays drug syndicate 240000 pounds a year as ‘protection’ money


May 2nd, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A Premier League player coughs up 60000 pounds every few months to enjoy a drug cartel's continued 'protection'.The the football star has been told he will face 'serious ... Read more...

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Mexican gang leader gets 101 years for kidnapping


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 23 (IANS/EFE) The leader of a kidnapping gang employed by drug traffickers in Mexico has been sentenced to 101 years and nine months in prison, officials have said. Jose Alfredo ... Read more...

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Mexican troops dismantle meth labs


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 22 (IANS/EFE) Troops found and dismantled two methamphetamine labs in the western state of Sinaloa, Mexico's defence department said Wednesday. Soldiers discovered the labs while carrying out reconnaissance on the ... Read more...

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‘Cop Out’ - good for giggles, not for laughs (IANS Movie Review)


April 16th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Cop Out"; Cast: Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Cory Fernandez, Ana de la Reguera; Director: Kevin Smith; Rating: ** There's a right way of making comedies. ... Read more...

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Four human heads found in Mexico


April 1st, 2010 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 1 (DPA) Mexican police Wednesday found four human heads lined up at the feet of a statue in Apatzingan, in the western state of Michoacan. The attorney general's office said ... Read more...

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Six gunmen killed in clash in Mexico


March 27th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 27 (IANS/EFE) Six gunmen were killed in a battle with Mexican marines in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, a major smuggling corridor for drugs headed to the US, ... Read more...

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