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Mexican Prison Director Arrested After 17 Die in Prison Fight

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities confirmed Tuesday that the director of a prison in Ciudad Juarez and four guards at the facility have been taken into custody in connection with a July 25 fight that resulted in the death of 17 inmates. Chihuahua state officials said in a statement Tuesday that state prison director Lucio Cuevas is accused […]

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Mexico: Suspect Arrested in Killing of 20 Acapulco Tourists

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities have arrested an alleged drug trafficker suspected of being involved in the abduction and killing of 20 tourists last September in the resort city of Acapulco. Federal police said Tuesday they have detained Moises Montero Alvarez, whom they identified as a leader of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco. They said the 42-year-old was […]

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21 Top Mexican Prosecutors Abruptly Quit

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The top prosecutors in 21 of Mexico’s 31 states and the federal district have abruptly quit. There was no immediate explanation Tuesday whether the federal prosecutors are leaving on their own or were forced out. But their departure comes on top of a widespread purge of Mexican prosecutors instituted by Attorney General Marisela Morales at […]

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Cuban-born Writer Eliseo Alberto Dies in Mexico

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Cuban-born writer and journalist Eliseo Alberto, living in exile in Mexico, has died at the age of 59. Alberto, nicknamed Lichi, died Sunday at a hospital in Mexico City after receiving a kidney transplant on July 18. He was celebrated as one of the best contemporary Spanish-language poetry and prose writers. He also wrote television […]

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Alleged Drug Hit Man Leader Arrested in Mexico

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say they have arrested the suspected leader of a gang of drug cartel hitmen in northern Mexico. Federal officials said Sunday Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez has admitted to ordering 1,500 killings during a terror campaign as a gang leader along the U.S. border. Acosta is the suspected chieftan of La Linea gang, whose […]

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Honda Prepares to Build New Plant in Mexico

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for Honda Motor Company says it is considering building a new plant in Mexico to supply cars for the North American market. The Nikkei business daily said Sunday that Honda may build a new 260 million dollar plant near the company’s existing factory in Jalisco, Mexico. That facility produces sports utility vehicles. The […]

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Alleged Drug Hit Man Leader Arrested in Mexico

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say the alleged leader of a gang of drug hit men has been arrested in Ciudad Juarez. The suspect, Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, was captured in the state capital, Chihuahua, on Friday. Hernandez, also known as “El Diego,” had been sought by U.S. authorities for last year’s killings of a U.S. consulate employee, […]

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Mexico Homicides Up Sharply in 2010

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexico’s statistics institute says the number of homicides in the country climbed by nearly 25 percent last year as the nation’s drug war intensified. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography said in a new report that it recorded 24,374 homicides over the course of last year, compared with 19,803 two years ago. The statisticians […]

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Bodies Found in Hidden Grave in Mexico

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mexico say at least 15 bodies have been found in a hidden grave in the northern part of the country. Officials Wednesday said the grave is located in a town near the industrial city of Monterrey, which is the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon. Monterrey has been the scene of deadly […]

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US: Mexican Soldiers Crossed into Texas

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say nearly three dozen Mexican soldiers in four military vehicles crossed the border into the United States in an incident being described as inadvertent. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the 33 soldiers crossed the new Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge into southern Texas on Tuesday after being unable to turn around on […]

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