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Beheaded bodies found in Mexico


December 25th, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 25 (IANS/EFE) At least 10 bodies, some of them decapitated, have been found in a Mexican town, officials said.The bodies were found Friday in the northern part ... 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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Mexican mayor vows to continue her work despite attacks


January 26th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Morelia (Mexico), Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) The mayor of Tiquicheo, a city in the Mexican state of Michoacan, used the one-year anniversary of the latest of three attacks on her to show the ... Read more...

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Cartels have been weakened, says Mexican government


December 27th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) The government's security strategy has succeeded in weakening Mexico's drug cartels, including the Pacific cartel, whose members accounted for 24 percent of the drug arrests made in ... 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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Mexican drug lord Nazario “El Chayo” Moreno Gonzalez reportedly killed by troops


December 10th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican top drug lord Nazario "El Chayo" Moreno Gonzalez, the leader and founder of the powerful "La Familia Michoacana" cartel, may have died Thursday during clashes with ... Read more...

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Recorded conversation between alleged drug lord and Mexican legislator released


October 14th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- A recorded telephone conversation between an alleged Mexican drug lord and a lawmaker who is being accused of having ties with a drug cartel, was unveiled by ... Read more...

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Army finds mass graves in Mexico


July 16th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), July 16 (IANS/EFE) Army troops found five mass graves, barrels containing bones and other human remains at an automotive junkyard outside Monterrey, the capital of the northern Mexican state of ... Read more...

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U.S. arrests more than 2,200 individuals linked to Mexican cartels


June 10th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday that more than 2,200 individuals were arrested on narcotics-related charges in the United States after a 22-month U.S.-Mexico investigation ... Read more...

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Over 2,700 shots fired at Mexican official


April 28th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 28 (IANS/EFE) More than 2,700 bullets were fired at a Mexican official in a failed attempt on her life, an official has said. Public safety secretary Minerva Bautista Gomez, who ... Read more...

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Mexican police arrest drug kingpin


April 13th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 13 (IANS/EFE) The kingpin of the La Familia Michoacana drug organisation has been arrested in central Mexico, the Public Safety Secretariat has said. Jose Manuel Cuevas Arias was arrested along ... Read more...

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‘King of Heroin’ arrested in Mexico


March 26th, 2010 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 26 (DPA) Mexico's federal police arrested the so-called "King of Heroin," the authorities said Thursday. Jose Antonio Medina Arreguin, known as the "King of Heroin" and as "Don Pepe," was ... Read more...

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Five policemen killed in Mexico


January 31st, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Five Mexican police officers were killed and seven wounded in an ambush by an armed group in the southwestern state of Michoacan, officials said. The attack took place ... Read more...

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Mexican woman spends three years as sex slave


November 10th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 10 (EFE) Four men with alleged ties to a powerful crime organisation are in custody in connection with the kidnapping of a young woman who was held for three ... Read more...

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Mexican cops sentenced to 40 yrs for kidnapping


October 29th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 29 (EFE) Eight former police officers were sentenced to 40 years in prison for a series of kidnappings in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, the state attorney general's ... Read more...

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