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Mexico Discovers Largest Ever Marijuana Plantation

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexico’s military says it has stumbled upon the largest marijuana plantation ever found in the country. General Alfonso Duarte said Thursday soldiers on patrol had discovered the 120-hectare field in the desert state of Baja California, which borders the United States. Duarte said dozens of men were tending to the plants, which had grown nearly […]

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More Than A Dozen People Killled Across Northern Mexico

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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At least 14 people were killed Tuesday in three separate incidents across northern Mexico. At least four of the deaths came when gunmen opened fire at a soccer field in Ciudad Juarez. The attacks were the latest in a wave of suspected drug cartel violence. Four years ago President Felipe Calderon deployed tens of thousands […]

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Says Soldiers Can Face Civil Trials

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexico’s supreme court said Tuesday that soldiers accused of human rights abuses may face civil trials instead of closed door military tribunals. The supreme court ruling follows an international tribunal recommendation. Some Mexican soldiers involved in the war on organized crime and the drug cartels have been accused various infractions including firing on civilians at […]

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Mexico Arrests US-Born Man Linked to Drug Cartel

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican federal police say they have captured a U.S.-born man tied to Mexico’s Arellano Felix drug cartel, also known as the Tijuana cartel. Officials say 33-year-old Armando Villarreal Heredia, known as “El Gordo” , was taken into custody Saturday in the northern Mexican city of Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora state. Authorities have accused the […]

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US to Require Gun Buyer Information on Border

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal officials are ordering gun shops in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of high-powered rifles. Under the new policy announced Monday, dealers in the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas will have to report purchases of two or more of those rifles within a five-day span. Officials say the requirement […]

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Mexican Military Rescues 20 Hostages

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mexico say the military has rescued 20 people who were being held for ransom in a house in the northern city of Monterrey. Officials Sunday said the men were found with their hands and feet tied, and were being held for ransoms ranging from nearly $2,000 to about $4,300. Monterrey has been the […]

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At Least 40 Killed in Mexico in 24 Hours

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican security officials say at least 40 people have been killed across the country in a 24-hour period. Police found the bodies of seven men and three women in the northern city of Torreon on Saturday. Police have not said if they have suspects yet. But Coahuila state, where Torreon is located, is a battleground […]

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20 People Killed In Mexico Bar Attack

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican officials say gunmen shot and killed 20 people inside a bar in Monterrey, Mexico late Friday. Local media say more than two dozen attackers opened fire on the patrons at a bar in a busy commercial district. Monterrey has been the scene of deadly battles involving drug cartels fighting over routes into the United […]

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11 Bodies Found Outside Mexico City

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican police say the bodies of 10 men and woman were found shot on the outskirts of Mexico City Friday. Police say the victims were found in the Valle de Chalco area blindfolded and with their hands tied. The Associated Press says another body was found in the vicinity some time later, but police are […]

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US Supreme Court Rejects Death Sentence Delay for Mexican National

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected calls from around the world — and from the U.S. president — to delay the execution of a Mexican man convicted of a brutal 1994 rape and murder. Justices Thursday voted 5-to-4 against delaying the execution, which was carried out just hours later in Texas. International diplomats and Mexican […]

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