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Latin American Clowns Dissociate Themselves From Drug Lord Slaying

After a member of a drug cartel was shot by a killer disguised in a colorful wig and rubber nose, professionals attending a clown convention in Mexico City are exclaiming that no one in their line of work would have committed the crime.

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Court Is Asked to Probe Possibility of Calderon War Crimes in Drug Crackdown

Mexican human rights activists have asked the International Criminal Court to investigate President Felipe Calderon (above), senior Mexican officials and the country’s most-wanted drug kingpin for allegedly overseeing the capture, torture and killing of civilians in violence surrounding drug trafficking and the government’s effort to suppress that illegal trade. (more)

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Hans-Maximo Musielik

Mourning in Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Friday declared three days of mourning for his country after 52 people were killed in a Monterrey casino fire set by gunmen thought to be members of a drug cartel.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 READ MORE


The War in Acapulco’s Backyard

The Mexican resort city of Acapulco is a vacation destination for U.S. travelers and locals alike, but a short distance away from the beaches, a battle among Mexican authorities, drug cartels and indigenous communities is playing out.

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons / AlexCovarrubias

Deadly Day in Mexico: 33 Killed in Gang Wars

In one bloody 24-hour period in the industrial city of Monterrey, Mexico, drug-related violence claimed the lives of 33 people, most of whom were allegedly connected to local cartels, according to Mexican authorities.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 READ MORE



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Mexican Drug War Takes 27 More

Adding to the more than 28,000 people who have already died in Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s nearly 4-year-old war on drugs, 27 suspected drug cartel gunmen have been killed by the Mexican army in the border state of Tamaulipas after a suspected Zeta drug ring training camp was spotted from the air.

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 READ MORE


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