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HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 NOV 2010

A report in the Mexican daily El Informador details the plight of Central American migrants on their way northward in pursuit of the "American dream."  In order to…

MEXICO / 29 NOV 2010

Julian Leyzaola, Tijuana’s outgoing Secretary of Public Safety, has been dismissed of his duties as a result of human rights concerns, reports El Universal.

MEXICO / 29 NOV 2010

The legend of Alejo Garza, a 77-year old farmer who died fighting off the Zetas drug gang while the gang took over his ranch near Ciudad Victoria, Nuevo León, Mexico,…

KIDNAPPING / 29 NOV 2010

Diego Fernández de Cevallos, a top operative and former senator for the National Action Party (PAN) in Mexico, is free after over six months in captivity.

JUAREZ CARTEL / 29 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities captured Arturo Gallegos Castrellón, alias "El Farmero," the alleged leader of the Aztecas criminal gang. …

GULF CARTEL / 25 NOV 2010

Mexico has sent more military and police to the Tamaulipas and Nuevo León states along the northeastern border with the US, in an effort to quell the violence caused by…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 23 NOV 2010

Under the framework of the Merida Initiative, the US will give $333 million in aid and equipment to Mexico before the end of 2010, said US Assistant Secretary of State…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 22 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities formally began extradition proceedings for Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias "La Barbie," a former top-level member of the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) who was captured in August. He is…

MEXICO / 22 NOV 2010

Silverio Cavazos Ceballos, the former governor of the western state of Colima, was assassinated Sunday. …

METHAMPHETAMINE / 22 NOV 2010

In June The New York Times obtained a leaked U.S. government report on methamphetamine production as well as patterns of its use and price in the United States, that the U.S.

MEXICO / 19 NOV 2010

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office reported the death of of the head of operations for the drug trafficking organization known as the Zetas in the state of Tabasco, according to…

JUAREZ CARTEL / 19 NOV 2010

The Mexican army will again patrol the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, announced the Mexican Government's general secretary, Carlos Silveyra Saito.

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