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Salvadoran Policeman Dies on Ranch controlled by 'Zetas' in Mexico

EL SALVADOR / 12 NOV 2010

After the July 24 death of a Salvadoran policeman on a ranch in Mexico along the US border that Mexican authorities say was controlled by the Zetas criminal syndicate, ElSalvador.com…

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Arrested Farmers Deny Cartel Links

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

Amidst confusing and suspicious circumstances, Mexican authorities say they have arrested eight members of the Peasant Farmer and Popular Organization.

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October, Deadliest Month in Juarez in 2010

JUAREZ CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

With 350 assassinations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October will go down as the most violent month in 2010 for that embattled city, Mexican daily El Universal reports.

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Report Documents Growing Danger for Guatemalan Police

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010

In a phenomenon that appears to mirror that of Mexico’s, 47 Guatemalan police have been killed already this year, the Prensa Libre newspaper reports.

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Criminal Groups Flocking to Peru: Report

PERU / 12 NOV 2010

Peru’s cheap and bountiful cocaine supply is attracting criminal groups the world over, and these criminal groups are preparing for a vicious war, according to a report…

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9 Police Killed in 'Familia Michoacana' Ambush

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 12 NOV 2010

Gunmen armed with AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles and riding in a convoy that included at least ten SUVs and trucks intercepted 20 state police officers near the…

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Former Michoacán Mayor Arrested for Alleged Links to 'Familia'

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 12 NOV 2010

The Mexican military detained José Luis Avalos Rangel, the former mayor of Tzitzio, a town in northern Michoacán, along with four others and accused them of belonging to…

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Recordings Reveal Connection between Mexican Legislator and 'Familia'

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 11 NOV 2010

Audio leaked to Mexican radio by the Federal Police reportedly captures a conversation between Servando Gómez Martínez, alias "La Tuta," a leader of the powerful criminal…

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Mexican Authorities Vow to Continue Anti-Drug Policy, Regardless of California Referendum

DRUG POLICY / 11 NOV 2010

Officials in Mexico have announced that they will continue their current counter-narcotic strategy, regardless of the status of California’s Proposition 19, the amendment that would legalize the use…

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Tijuana Cartel Leaves Ominous Message in Sinaloa Heartland

MEXICO / 11 NOV 2010

Three warning banners were hung yesterday in various locations around Culiacán, the capital city of Sinaloa, each them mocking Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias "El Chapo," and Ismael Zambada García,…

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US Justice Dept: Mexico Violence Implications for the US

MEXICO / 11 NOV 2010

Statement for US Senate of Anthony P. Placido Assistant Administrator for Intelligence Drug Enforcement Administration and Kevin L. Perkins Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Priest Accused of Accepting Zetas Money

MEXICO / 11 NOV 2010

A priest in Pachuca, Hidalgo is under investigation by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office and Church authorities for his alleged connections with the drug trafficking organization known as…

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