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Industrial-scale drug lab found in Guatemala


September 6th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 6 (IANS/EFE) Police found an industrial-scale synthetic-drug lab in a rural area near the Mexican border, Guatemala's interior ministry said Wednesday.The facility in the village of San ... Read more...

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Mexican league offers to cooperate in money laundering probe


August 21st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 21 (IANS) The president of Mexico's MX premier football league has offered to cooperate with the authorities should they open an investigation into recent allegations that drug ... Read more...

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Seven members of family found dead in Mexico


August 14th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) The bodies of seven members of a family were found over the weekend inside a house in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, police said.The ... Read more...

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14 bodies found in van in Mexico


August 10th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) A van containing 14 bodies has been found on the outskirts of San Luis Potosi, a city in northern Mexico, officials said."We have 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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Worthington to team up with Schwarzenegger?


July 25th, 2012 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) "Avatar" star Sam Worthington is reportedly in talks to star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in David Ayer's "Ten".According to variety.com, the details of Worthington's role ... Read more...

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US senate probe blames HSBC for money laundering


July 17th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) US Senate investigators have accused global banking giant HSBC of failing to prevent billions of dollars worth of money transfers linked to drug cartels and terrorist ... Read more...

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Governments urged to ensure journalists’ security


July 6th, 2012 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called upon all governments to ensure security of journalists, saying "a free media is critical to true democracy and sustainable ... Read more...

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Peru’s president relieves 22 generals


July 4th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 4 (IANS/EFE) President Ollanta Humala relieved 22 generals of their commands in an effort to reinvigorate strategically important units of the Peruvian army, a media report said.Personnel changes ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Mexican mayor found dead


June 29th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), June 29 (IANS/EFE) A mayor kidnapped last weekend in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz was found dead Thursday, authorities said.The body of Marisol Mora Cuevas was ... Read more...

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Mexico enacts witness-protection law


June 9th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 9 (IANS/EFE) President Felipe Calderon signed into law a measure authorizing benefits - including new identities - for people who find themselves at risk due to their ... 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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Dozens of mafia men held in pan-European drugs bust


June 4th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 4 (IANS/AKI) Dozens of mafia men were arrested, and six tonnes of cocaine and 10 million euros of assets were seized in an international anti-drugs operation launched Monday ... Read more...

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49 dismembered bodies found in Mexico


May 14th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forty-nine dismembered bodies packed in plastic bags were found on a highway near Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said.Prosecutors in Nuevo Leon state said ... Read more...

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Mexican rock band Molotov takes up social issues


May 11th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexican rock band Molotov, known for taking overtly political stances on social issues in its songs, says it now prefers to seek more subtle and ... Read more...

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Mexican journalists demand end to killings


May 7th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) More than 100 journalists staged a protest in Mexico City to draw attention to the killings of several journalists in the eastern state of Veracruz, ... Read more...

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13 shot dead inside bar in Mexico


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), April 22 (IANS/EFE) At least 13 people were gunned down and four wounded in an attack by suspected cartel gunmen at a bar in the northern Mexican ... Read more...

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Mexico takes action to keep criminals out of elections


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 2 (IANS/EFE) A security agreement to keep drug traffickers and other organized crime groups from interfering with Mexico's July 1 general elections has been signed by President ... Read more...

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Keep off Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham areas: UN official


February 28th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A top UN official has asked people not to visit certain areas of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham as those were places where the law was losing ... 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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Three killed in latest prison riot in northern Mexico


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by BNO News
MONTERREY, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Three inmates were killed on Tuesday when a riot broke out at a prison near the metropolitan area of Monterrey in northern Mexico, an official said on ... Read more...

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44 die in fight at Mexican prison (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) At least 44 inmates died in a fight Sunday at the prison in Apodaca, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials ... Read more...

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Nine gunned down at Mexican nightclub


February 5th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen killed nine people, including five musicians, and wounded 11 at a nightclub in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, authorities said.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Mexico lost $872 bn to illegal capital flight: Study


January 31st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Mexico lost $872 billion to illicit financial outflows between 1970 and 2010, according to a report released Monday by a US-based research and advocacy group.The ... Read more...

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Four die in Mexico prison fight


January 30th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) Four inmates were killed and seven wounded in a fight at the Aquiles Serdan prison in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, state officials ... Read more...

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Mexican gangs using kids to smuggle drugs to US


January 9th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) Children and teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17 are being recruited by Mexico's drug cartels to smuggle narcotics into the US and also ... Read more...

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Four tonnes of drugs seized in Mexico


January 9th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) Mexican army raided three clandestine synthetic drug laboratories and seized more than four tonnes of narcotics and chemical precursors, officials said.The raid took place in ... Read more...

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31 killed in Mexico prison fight


January 6th, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 6 (IANS/EFE) A fight involving several groups of inmates at a prison in Mexico has left at least 31 dead, officials said.The incident took place in the ... Read more...

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Mexico saw 49 kidnappings a day in 2011


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) An average of 49 kidnappings occurred every day in Mexico in 2011, a report said.The Council for Law and Human Rights said a total of ... Read more...

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Police arrest top drug trafficker at Mexico City airport


December 29th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican police arrested a top drug trafficker this week for whom U.S. authorities were offering a reward of $5 million dollars, authorities confirmed on early Thursday morning.Luis ... Read more...

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Journalist Luiz Marina Paz Shot Dead By Motorbike Gunmen


December 7th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tegucigalpa, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Honduran police are hunting for gunmen who shot dead a journalist in the country. The police say 38-year-old Luz Marina Paz and her driver were ... 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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Prison fight in northern Mexico leaves 20 inmates killed


October 17th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by BNO News
TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 20 inmates were killed and several others were injured during a fight at a prison in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas near the U.S. ... 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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Indian-origin man teaches yoga to Mexican migrants


October 1st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) A shelter for migrants in the northern state of Coahuila is offering yoga classes, run by an Indian-origin man, to help undocumented Central Americans cope ... Read more...

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