violence in mexico

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 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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US agent accused of buying guns for Mexican cartels


April 13th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
El Paso (Texas), April 13 (IANS/EFE) A US Border Patrol agent and his girlfriend are in custody on charges of conspiring to buy firearms and ammunition and smuggle them to ... 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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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 armoured-car industry grows 10 percent in 2011


December 10th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 10 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican armoured-car industry will close the year with a 10 percent growth over 2010 as the prevailing violence in Mexico drives more and more ... Read more...

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11 bodies found near Mexico City


July 10th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 10 (IANS/EFE) Bodies of 10 men and a woman have been discovered on the outskirts of the Mexican capital, police said.Two wounded individuals were also found nearby. ... Read more...

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20 dead in Mexico bar attack


July 9th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 9 (IANS) Twenty people were killed and five others were injured when gunmen opened fire in a bar in northeastern Mexico, Xinhua reported.The attack took place Friday ... Read more...

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Mexican drug boss held


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 22 (IANS/EFE) The head of Mexico's notorious drug cartel La Familia has been arrested, officials said.Jesus Mendez was captured Tuesday by the federal police in the central ... Read more...

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3,700 arrested in six days in Mexico


June 20th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 20 (IANS/EFE) A total of 3,705 people have been arrested in the past six days in a massive anti-crime operation launched in Mexico's 31 states, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Eight mechanics shot dead in garage in Mexico


May 19th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Villahermosa (Mexico), May 19 (IANS/EFE) Eight mechanics working at a garage were gunned down and two were wounded in an attack in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco, authorities said ... 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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Violence has affected investment, growth: Mexico’s central bank


April 8th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 8 (IANS/EFE) Crime and violence have become "the most important factors inhibiting growth and investment" in Mexico in the past few months, the governor of the country's ... Read more...

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17 killed in Mexico violence


February 19th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 19 (IANS) Seventeen people were killed in two incidents of fresh violence in Mexico, authorities said. Eight gunmen were killed Friday morning in a 40-minute shootout with soldiers in ... 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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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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11 killed in Mexico violence


November 13th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Eleven people were killed in separate incidents of violence in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, authorities have said.The bodies were found in the towns of Jimenez ... Read more...

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14 die in drug-related violence in Mexico


June 28th, 2010 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 28 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen killed nine people at a drug rehabilitation centre in northern Mexico, while five others died in drug-related violence in the country, officials said. The gunmen entered a ... Read more...

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7-year-old shot dead in Mexico


May 10th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 10 (IANS/EFE) A seven-year-old boy was shot in the head while 14 other people were killed in drug-related violence in Mexico, officials said. The boy was among nine people murdered ... Read more...

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Spring Breakers Urged To Follow Safety Tips In Mexico


March 29th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the wake of the increasing violence in Mexico, authorities have urged college students heading to the destination for some spring break fun ... Read more...

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More violence in Mexico as 2010 death toll nears one thousand


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by BNO News
TORREON, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- More drug-related violence erupted on Monday in Mexico, just hours after one of the bloodiest episodes in months in the so-called 'War on Drugs'.At least eight people ... Read more...

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Over 50 killed in Mexico drug-related violence


August 19th, 2009 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City/Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (DPA) The wave of drug-related violence in Mexico left more than 50 people dead in a single day, Mexican media reported Tuesday. The daily El Universal reported ... Read more...

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12 killed in Mexico violence


August 8th, 2009 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 8 (EFE) Nine gunmen and three police personnel were killed in a gunfight in Mexico's central Hidalgo state, officials said Friday. The fighting started when gunmen opened fire at ... Read more...

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Mexico denies violations in military’s anti-drug effort


August 7th, 2009 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 7 (DPA) Mexican authorities denied Thursday that the army is committing systematic human-rights violations in its fight against drug gangs, criticism from several sectors in the US for that ... Read more...

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Mexico cocaine ‘hidden in sharks’


June 17th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 17 (IANS) The Mexican Navy says it has seized more than a tonne of cocaine hidden inside the carcasses of frozen sharks, BBC reported Wednesday. Armed officers found slabs of ... Read more...

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Prison violence in Mexico leaves 20 injured


March 8th, 2009 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), March 8 (IANS) More than 20 inmates were injured, one seriously, following a riot in a jail in southern Mexico Saturday, EFE news agency reported. The incident occurred in a municipal ... Read more...

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Drug trade down in Afghanistan; up in Venezuela, Myanmar


February 28th, 2009 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (DPA) Afghanistan is making inroads in stemming an opium drug trade that has fuelled a growing insurgency in the war-torn country, according to an annual report on the global ... Read more...

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Lashkar-e-Toiba among top 10 CIA security challenges in 2009


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Langley (Virginia, US), Feb.3 (ANI): Outgoing Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Michael Hayden has said that the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba will be among the top ten security challenges for the agency in ... Read more...

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Mexico plans harsher punishments for drug crimes


December 31st, 2008 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will introduce harsher punishments to take on the country's organised drug cartels as well as government officials having links with the underworld, officials said.The Secretariat ... Read more...

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