All About Mexico

MEXICO / 17 JAN 2011

The number of people detained for drugs possession in Mexico's Federal District has increased 450 percent since 2002, the chair of the municipal health commission said.

MEXICO / 16 JAN 2011

The video offers a glimpse of the extensive street intelligence networks run by the Zetas, one of the most powerful and violent criminal syndicates in Mexico.

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 14 JAN 2011

A Mexican security official in the state of Baja California said the Familia Michoacana, once one of Mexico's strongest drug cartels, pays the rival Tijuana Cartel to use…

MEXICO / 14 JAN 2011

The mayor of a small town in southern Mexico, Luis Jimenez Mata, was assassinated yesterday by unknown gunmen in the privacy of his home in the state of Oaxaca.  …

HOMICIDES / 13 JAN 2011

Last year was the bloodiest year on record since Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, took office four years ago. …

HOMICIDES / 13 JAN 2011

More than 34,000 Mexicans have died in drug trafficking-related homicides in the four years since Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, declared war on the drug cartels after taking office in 2006.

MEXICO / 12 JAN 2011

Activist Marisela Escobedo, 52, was shot and killed while demanding justice for her daughter's murder in Chihuahua City on December 19, 2010.

MEXICO / 11 JAN 2011

A recent US Army-commissioned study found that Mexican cartels have entered into 48 of the 50 U.S. states, and have opened up at least 235 sophisticated distribution networks throughout North…

MEXICO / 11 JAN 2011

A recent investigation by Mexico City’s Attorney General may shed light on the effect of assassinating cartel leaders, a strategy that American officials often describe as "HVT (high value target)…

MEXICO / 11 JAN 2011

A daily newspaper in Cancun published an inside look at the day-to-day life of an assassin for one of Mexico's most aggressive criminal groups, the Zetas. What emerges is a…

MEXICO / 10 JAN 2011

A grisly weekend killing spree left 28 people dead, 16 of them decapitated, in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, Guerrero. Several notes left with the bodies were attributed to…

JUAREZ CARTEL / 6 JAN 2011

The Attorney General's Office is now offering rewards from 10 to 15 million pesos (about US$822,000 and $1.2 million) for some of the most important regional bosses for the…

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