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Ola From Mexico
Just off the eastern edge of Mexico, the Yucatán Peninsula in one word: fabulous! We’ve all heard of Cancún, the American party destination for spring breakers—its overpriced, commercial and littered with tourists—this city should just be used as a starting point to exploring this region in Mexico. Contrary to popular belief, the Yucatán Peninsula is...
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'A country now of mass graves': The gruesome details of Mexico's escalating drugs war
It is a country where so many people are being killed that there simply isn’t enough room to bury all the bodies. Escalating violence from Mexico’s ongoing drug wars has seen more than 17,000 people killed this year alone. That’s almost 80 a day – a higher rate at the height of the notoriously ferocious...
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Mexico’s marines, sent to protect border city from cartel violence, now are implicated in disappearances
1 of 17Maria de los Dolores Romero Medina, 36, sits in a room surrounded by an altar dedicated to her late son, Jose Eugenio Hernandez Romero, 14, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Her son was detained by Mexican marines on April 23rd at a convenience store according to witnesses. Two other people...
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Mexico Ayotzinapa Case: Investigating Army 'Not The Objective'
A march marks four years since the disappearance of the 43 students, in Mexico City, September 26, 2018. | Photo: Reuters Despite demands by relatives of the missing 43, the future head of the investigation insists the army won’t be a target. Despite promising relatives of Mexico’s 43 missing Ayotzinapa students to heed their demands,...
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Reputed Sinaloa cartel leader 'El Cuate' arrested, gold-plated guns seized in Mexico
Three Mexican drug cartels operated in the El Paso-Juarez region Daniel Borunda/El Paso Times (Photo: Courtesy Chihuahua state government) Gold-plated handguns, cocaine and pickups were seized Wednesday during the arrest of one of the reputed leaders of the Sinaloa drug cartel in Chihuahua. Chihuahua state police arrested Leonel "El Cuate" Salgueiro during an "intense operation"...
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In Mexico's shale patch, cartel violence scares off drillers
REYNOSA, Mexico (Reuters) – The oil and gas fracking boom has lured scores of drillers to the Eagle Ford region of South Texas, the second largest U.S. oil patch, as new production technology opened access to billions more barrels. FILE PHOTO: Soldiers keep guard a gas facility of Pemex in Reynosa September 18, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel...
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vaquita
A judge in Mexico ordered the release Friday of a man accused of illegal fishing that endangers the world’s smallest porpoise. The arrest of Oscar Parra in September had been depicted as an advance in efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, of which fewer than 30 remain. Instead, it has proved an embarrassment....
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The former head of the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences (IJCF) Luis Octavio Cotero, revealed today that the refrigeration container that was recently abandoned with about a hundred corpses in western Mexico is not the only one. There is a second truck, which in total would be about 300 bodies being stored in refrigerated trucks....
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Rosalinda Gonzalez
Mexican authorities have released on bail the wife of one of the country’s most wanted drug lords, Nemesio Oseguera, boss of the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel, local media reported late on Friday. Rosalinda Gonzalez, who in May was arrested on organized crime and money laundering charges, was freed from prison late on Thursday in...
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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials unveiled some additional strategies in combating Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, who said one priority was to capture the leader of the increasingly powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel. A joint news conference with the officials side by side was...
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Mexican police on Thursday arrested a former officer believed to be a regional leader of the criminal group Gulf Cartel, the National Security Commission said Friday. Victor Manuel Perez, alias “Pantera 16” (Panther 16) or “Comandante Viento” (Commander Wind), was arrested without incident in the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta in western Mexico. Police...
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Mexican prosecutors say police and soldiers have detained the chief operator for the Sinaloa drug cartel in the northern border city of Nogales, across the border from Nogales, Arizona. The suspect is identified as Josue Ivan Torres Gonzalez. According to security officials, Torres Gonzalez smuggled heroin, meth, cocaine and immigrants to the United States through...
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On May 1, 2015, the Federal Government implemented Operation Jalisco, which is intended to dismantle the New Generation Jalisco Cartel and capture its leader Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias “El Mencho”, neither of the two main objectives has been achieved three years since the deployment of federal forces in the entity, on the contrary, with the...
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film students killed
Thousands of people gathered in Mexico’s second-largest city Thursday to protest the deaths of three film students who were killed and dissolved in acid in a case that has highlighted the disappearance of the country’s youth amid a vicious drug war. The students were abducted March 19 on the outskirts of Guadalajara after working on...
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Mexican authorities arrested 18 people Thursday in the abduction of two prosecution agents forced to appear on a video by a drug gang before they were slain, the Attorney General’s Office said. Those arrested included members of the local police force in Puerto Vallarta who allegedly provided protection and intelligence for the unidentified drug cartel...
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