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Blast at Mexican gas facility kills 26, seven still missing


September 20th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by BNO News
REYNOSA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 26 people were killed Tuesday and seven others remain missing after a huge blaze erupted at a Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) natural gas facility in northern ... 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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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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167 human skeletons found in Mexican cave


March 11th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tuxtla Gutierrez (Mexico), March 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities have found 167 human skeletons from about 50 years ago in a cave in the southeastern state of Chiapas, near the border ... 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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Mexican soldiers held for torture, killing of civilians


July 7th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 7 (IANS/EFE) Two non-commissioned army officers have been arrested and handed over to a military judge on charges that they murdered a civilian and tortured a ... Read more...

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Cops arrested during probe into murders of Mexican governor’s security personnel


June 17th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by BNO News
MONTERREY, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican authorities on Thursday announced that 26 law enforcement officers have been arrested as part of an investigation into the brutal murders of two state government security ... Read more...

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Mexican drug cartels acquire tanks


June 8th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico City, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Mexican government’s fight against drug trafficking has moved to the next level with some drug cartels acquiring tanks. In just four years, nearly forty thousand ... Read more...

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Residents evacuated as boulder looms over village


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 3 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the central Mexican state of Queretaro evacuated the residents of a village threatened by a giant boulder dangling from a crag, officials said ... Read more...

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Nearly 1,700 special forces soldiers desert Mexican army


March 9th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 9 (IANS/EFE) Some 1,680 Mexican army special forces soldiers have deserted in the past decade, a media report said citing defense secretariat figures.The army does not know ... Read more...

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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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Mexican army kills eight in shootout


February 19th, 2011 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Feb 19 (IANS/EFE) At least eight gunmen were killed in a battle with Mexican army in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico's defence department said.The shootout began around 1:00 ... Read more...

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Mexican Gangs Catapult Drugs Into United States


January 29th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Once used as an ancient weapon to toss flaming debris, or makeshift bombs over castle walls and territory fences, the catapult has gained a new use from the ... Read more...

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Opium gum worth $12 mn seized in Mexico


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) Around 245 kg of opium gum worth over $12 million has been seized by the Mexican Army in the country's largest-ever seizure of the substance, officials said.The ... 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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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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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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Marijuana packages seized in Mexico had Homer Simpson labels


October 19th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by BNO News
TIJUANA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Around 105 tons of marijuana - which would have been sold for around 4.2 billion pesos ($337 million dollars) in roughly 210 million packages - ... Read more...

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Oaxaca In Southern Mexico Hit By Huge Landslide


September 29th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Minimum 7 people have been confirmed as dead and over 100 are missing in Oaxaca in Mexico. The landslide that has ravaged the city named Santa ... Read more...

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Oaxaca, Mexico Mudslide: At least 7 dead, more than 120 missing


September 29th, 2010 - 2:19 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- A massive landslide buried between 100 and 300 homes in southwestern Mexico on early Tuesday morning, officials said, killing at least seven people and leaving hundreds missing.The ... Read more...

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Up to 1,000 people feared dead after landslide in southwest Mexico


September 28th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- A massive landslide buried between 100 and 300 homes in southwestern Mexico on early Tuesday morning, officials said, leaving up to 1,000 people feared dead.The landslide happened ... 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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Mexican federal police arrest drug kingpin Edgar Valdez Villareal


August 31st, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican federal police on Monday afternoon arrested an alleged Texas-born drug gang kingpin who faces drug-trafficking charges in the United States, and that was known for ... Read more...

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72 corpses found in Mexico


August 25th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (IANS) The Mexican Army has discovered 72 corpses in a ranch in the northern state of Tamaulipas, which could be the largest number of bodies found in the ... 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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Mexican Army kills drug lord


July 31st, 2010 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 31 (IANS/EFE) One of the top leaders of Mexico's most powerful drug cartel was killed in a gunfight with soldiers, an official said. Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel, who ran the cocaine-trafficking ... Read more...

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Top drug lord Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Coronel killed by Mexican army


July 31st, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by BNO News
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel Villarreal, one of the most wanted leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, was killed on Thursday during a military operation conducted in the state of ... Read more...

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55 abducted people rescued in Mexico


May 21st, 2010 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 21 (IANS) Mexican Army has rescued 55 people including 12 women and five children and captured six alleged kidnappers during an operation in Mexico's Reynosa city, officials said. The rescue ... Read more...

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Dawood third most wanted after Osama, Mexican drug lord (Lead)


May 17th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 17 (IANS) India's most wanted don, Dawood Ibrahim, suspected of having organised the 1993 Mumbai bombings, has grown more powerful, taking the third spot on the Forbes' Most ... Read more...

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Dawood Ibrahim third on Forbes’ Most Wanted Fugitives list


May 17th, 2010 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Dawood Ibrahim, India's most wanted man suspected of having organized the 1993 Mumbai bombings, figures third on the Forbes' Most Wanted Fugitives list topped by Osama bin Laden ... Read more...

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Mexican drug lord’s wife reportedly arrested in the country’s west


May 14th, 2010 - 4:53 am ICT by BNO News
CULIACAN, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- The wife of a Mexican billionaire drug lord was arrested on Wednesday during a raid in the western state of Sinaloa, local media reported on Thursday.Griselda Lopez ... 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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Mexican drug cartel got access to secret US reports


May 11th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 11 (IANS/EFE) A drug cartel in Mexico got access to key information about anti-drug operations conducted by Mexican police and the US Drug Enforcement Administration, a media report has ... Read more...

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Live Oak High School Incident Sparks Issues On Patriotism


May 7th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Morgan Hill, May 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Close to 40 percent of the students at the Live Oak High School situated in Morgan Hill are Latin. Therefore when five boys of ... Read more...

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300 kg synthetic drugs seized in Mexico


May 6th, 2010 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 6 (IANS/EFE) More than 300 kg of synthetic drugs valued at $7.8 million have been seized by Mexican army troops in Tijuana city, near the border with San Diego, ... Read more...

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