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Mexico in Mourning After Dozens Killed in Casino Attack

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon has declared three days of mourning after more than 50 people were killed when suspected drug cartel gunmen set fire to a casino in northern Mexico. Mr. Calderon condemned the violence as barbaric and said it was the worst attack on innocent civilians in Mexico in a long time. He described […]

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Death Toll Rises in Mexico Casino Fire

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from Thursday’s arson attack on a casino in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey now stands at more than 50 people. Nuevo Leon Governor Rodrigo Medina told the Televisa network that 53 people were killed in the attack on the Casino Royale. Monterrey is the capital city of Nuevo Leon. Witnesses say […]

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Death Toll Rises in Mexico Casino Fire

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say more than 40 people have been found dead inside a casino in the northern city of Monterrey that was set on fire by armed assailants Thursday. Adrian de la Garza, the attorney general for Nuevo Leon state, told reporters more bodies could be found as crew dig through the burned out rubble […]

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Blast at Mexico Casino Kills 20

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 20 people have been killed after armed assailants set fire to a casino in northern Mexico. Monterrey Mayor Fernando Larrazabal told reporters Thursday people remain trapped inside the burning building and rescue efforts are ongoing. Initial accounts reported the gunmen had used grenades, but state officials now say the attackers doused the casino […]

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Blast at Mexico Casino Kills 6

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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At least six people have been killed in a grenade attack at a casino in northern Mexico. State officials said gunmen Thursday threw at least one grenade into the casino in the city of Monterrey. The blast sparked fires and witnesses reported dense smoke around the building. Some local media are reporting a higher death […]

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Gunmen Kill 1 Outside Mexico School

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in the drug-violence-riddled Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez fired into a crowd of parents outside a school, killing one person and wounding at least four others. Witnesses said the gunmen arrived in two unmarked cars and were chasing a man, who ran for cover into the crowd outside the school. The man they […]

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High-Ranking Mexican Drug Cartel Member Extradited to US

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department says a high-ranking member of the criminal organization known as the Gulf Cartel has been extradited to the United States from Mexico to face drug conspiracy charges. A statement issued Monday says Aurelio Cano-Flores, also known as “Yankee” and “Yeyo,” appeared in a federal court in Washington D.C. earlier in the […]

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Police Officer Shot Outside Mexico Soccer Game

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Gunfire outside a northern Mexico soccer stadium wounded a police officer and sent fans and players running for cover. Officials say no one inside the stadium in Torreon was wounded Saturday. The Reuters news agency says the shooting began when armed men in three vehicles failed to stop at a military checkpoint, prompting an exchange […]

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7 Suspected Drug Traffickers Killed in Mexico

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mexico say seven suspected drug traffickers have been killed in a gunfight with army troops in the western state of Michoacan. News reports say the gunbattle erupted early Tuesday in the town of Tacambaro, as troops patrolled the area and encountered the traffickers. Tacambaro is south of the state capital, Morelia. Michoacan is […]

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Mexico Arrests Suspected Drug Cartel Hitman

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say they have arrested a suspected gang leader who they say has admitted to murdering — and ordering the murders — of 600 people. Prosecutor Alfredo Castillo told reporters police had arrested Oscar Garcia Montoya Thursday in the capital, Mexico City. He identified the suspect as the head of the violent drug gang […]

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