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US Attorney General Faces Renewed Criticism Over Gun Operation

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has faced a new round of Republican criticism over a controversial tactic in which U.S. authorities allowed gun buyers to move arms into Mexico, destined for drug cartels. In testimony to Congress Thursday, Holder said “Operation Fast and Furious” was flawed and allowing arms to “walk” under any circumstance is […]

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Mexico Arrests Cocaine Smuggler Wanted by US

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexico says it has arrested a suspected drug trafficking kingpin who also is wanted in the United States. Mexican federal police Wednesday said they detained Luis Rodriguez Olivera, known as “El Guero,” at Mexico City’s international airport the day before. The U.S. had offered a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture. […]

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Pope Benedict to Travel to Cuba, Mexico Next Year

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict says he plans to travel to Cuba and Mexico early next year. The pope said he intends to visit the countries before the Easter holiday, which is April 8. He said he will make the trip to proclaim the word of Christ and “strengthen the conviction that this is a precious time to […]

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Suspected Zetas Drug Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities have arrested a suspected leader of the country’s Zetas drug cartel. Officials said Thursday that Alfredo Aleman Narvaez, known as “The German Commander,” was arrested at a horse race he organized in the northern state of Zacatecas. He is accused of trafficking marijuana both in Mexico and the United States. The announcement comes […]

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Flawed U.S. Gun-Tracking Program’s Effects to Linger

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the effects of a failed investigation into weapons-trafficking on the U.S.-Mexico border will be felt for years to come. Holder spoke Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing on the so-called “Fast and Furious” operation meant to track guns bought in the United States and smuggled into […]

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BP Gets Go-Ahead to Drill Again in Gulf

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. regulators are giving British-based oil company BP permission to resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enhancement said Wednesday it has approved BP’s plans to drill in the so-called Kaskida field, about 396 kilometers south of Lafayette, Louisiana. The agency said, in a statement, that BP had […]

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Mexican Truck Enters US After Long Trade Dispute

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The first Mexican tractor-trailer truck has crossed into the United States following a 16-year trade dispute. The commercial truck, hauling drilling equipment, entered the United States on Friday. A ceremony was held in the Mexican border city of Laredo before the truck set off for Dallas, Texas. It was the first time a long-haul Mexican […]

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Mexico Arrests Eight Blamed in Veracruz Killings

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities have arrested eight members of a drug gang blamed for the recent deaths of at least 67 people in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. Navy spokesman Jose Luis Vergara told reporters Friday that the suspects have been in custody since Thursday and belong to a group known as “Jalisco New Generation.” He […]

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12 People Killed in Mexico

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Mexico’s Guerrero state say they have found seven bullet-riddled bodies in the resort town of Zihuatenejo. Guerrero state police say the victims were found Sunday. A local newspaper has published a photograph of the bodies, showing messages lying near the half-naked and bloodied victims whose feet were tied to a street pole. The […]

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Presidential Candidate Supports US Military Involvement in Mexico Drug War

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate Rick Perry says he would get the U.S. military involved in Mexico’s war against drug cartels. Perry, who is governor of the border state of Texas, said Saturday U.S. military involvement would be similar to helping Colombia deal with drug trafficking. The U.S. military’s work in Colombia has been as […]

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