A municipal police officer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, was burned alive by unknown attackers in broad daylight in front of several witnesses who said they saw the officer writhing as he died, officials said Tuesday.
An American woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle 3,500 rounds of ammunition from El Paso, Texas, into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, according to a Wednesday night news release from the Chihuahua state attorney general's office.
The most dangerous city in Mexico wrapped up another bloody weekend with 39 killings between Friday and Monday, including the murders of three police officers, the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office in Ciudad Juarez said Tuesday.
A man who became a local hero after killing three armed men while defending his Ascension, Mexico, residence during an attempted home invasion last month was killed Tuesday -- and authorities are investigating whether the two incidents are related.
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, made its own history Tuesday as its homicide rate reached 3,000 deaths for the year -- 10 times the number of killings annually that the border city counted just a few years ago.
A woman and her three children arrested this week for participating in kidnappings in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, are expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon, the Chihuahua state attorney general's office told CNN.
A family of four was "assassinated" by armed gunmen near dawn Wednesday in their home in a neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a spokesman with the Chihuahua state attorney general's office told CNN.
Mexican authorities were searching Wednesday for two politicians accused of belonging to the Familia Michoacana drug cartel, which is blamed for killing more than 30 federal police officers in a series of attacks since Saturday.
In recent days, Michoacan, the home state of President Felipe Calderon, has become a flashpoint of violence in Mexico's deadly war against drug cartels. Since Calderon went after the drug cartels shortly after coming into office in 2006, more than 10,000 people have died across Mexico, about 1,000 of them police.