All About Mexico

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 12 NOV 2010

After the mysterious disappearance of twenty men apparently on vacation in Acapulco, Guerrero more than five weeks ago, Mexican officials have discovered a mass grave near the site…

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

Speaking at the opening ceremony of a newly-constructed border checkpoint in northern Sonora on Friday, Mexican President Felipe Calderón stressed the international nature of Mexico’s drug-related violence.

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 12 NOV 2010

In a dramatic police crackdown last Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia, US officials arrested 45 people suspected of distributing drugs for the Familia Michoacana crime syndicate, BBC News reports.

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

Mexican Marines seized 230 40mm grenades used for grenade launchers in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico’s El Universal newspaper reported.

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

The Associated Press reports that a fifth US citizen has been killed this week in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the embattled city across from El Paso, Texas. …

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

BBC reports on the discovery of a tunnel connecting Mexico and the United States in the Tijuana area and the subsequent seizure of 25 tons of marijuana.

JUAREZ CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

Five hundred seventy-two police have left the municipal force in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, the embattled town along the Texas border, Mexico’s El Milenio news organization revealed.

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 12 NOV 2010

A Mexican judge jailed Francisco Javier Gómez Meza, the warden at the Puente Grande, Jalisco prison, where he will await trial for his connections to the Beltrán Leyva…

JUAREZ CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

Hundreds of marchers in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, called for the federal police and military to vacate the city Tuesday, Informador reported.

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

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

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.

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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