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A group of masked gunmen stormed a popular bar in the Mexican city of Chihuahua late Friday, killing 15 people, including two journalists, state prosecutors said Saturday.

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Drought conditions spur action in Mexicoupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:10:00

Rains will bring some relief to drought-stricken Mexico this week, but they will not be enough alleviate the bigger challenges, officials say.

Mexican police officer burned to death on Juarez streetupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 20:29:00

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.

Officials: Four dismembered bodies found in Mexican city of Juarezupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 01:12:00

Mexican officials found four dismembered bodies scattered in two neighborhoods in Ciudad Juarez on Tuesday, with a message by a "new" drug cartel at one of the scenes.

Mexico: Alleged ammo smuggler is U.S. citizenupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 04:41:00

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.

Director, four guards arrested at Mexican prison where 17 inmates diedupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 03:20:00

A prison director and four guards at a facility where 17 inmates died last month in what one official called "an execution" are facing misconduct charges, Mexican officials said Tuesday.

Mexican police arrest more than 1,000 in human trafficking raidsupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 10:28:00

Authorities in Ciudad Juarez arrested more than 1,000 people over the weekend in an operation aimed at cracking down on human trafficking, police said.

Calderon says Juarez violence is down, residents remain unconvincedupdated: Wed May 25 2011 23:52:00

The homicide rate in Mexico's most violent city -- Ciudad Juarez -- is down, according to Mexican President Felipe Calderon, but some residents of the city are not convinced.

39 killed in Ciudad Juarez in four days, prosecutor's office saysupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 19:35:00

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.

American among missing bus passengersupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 19:35:00

American authorities say at least one American citizen has been reported missing in Mexico. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

3 more relatives of slain activist found dead in Mexicoupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 17:54:00

The bodies of three family members of a slain Mexican activist were found dumped near a gas station just outside of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state prosecutors announced Friday.

Gunmen kill 3 children while looking for the father of two of themupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 18:31:00

Three children were killed Wednesday night by a group of armed men who were looking for the father of two of the girls, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office said Thursday.

Official: Man who killed 3 defending his home is gunned down in Mexicoupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 11:24:00

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.

Official: 3 teens, one a U.S. citizen, killed in Mexican border cityupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 06:56:00

Three teens, one a U.S. citizen, were killed in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez this weekend, a spokesman with the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office said late Monday.

Juarez counts 3,000th homicide of 2010updated: Wed Dec 15 2010 06:02:00

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.

Attackers set kindergarten ablaze in Mexican border cityupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 10:21:00

Two armed attackers burst into a kindergarten and set fire to the school building in the violence-plagued border city of Juarez, state media reported.

Court appearance for Mexican woman, children accused in kidnappingsupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 10:55:00

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.

Mexican authorities: 18 bodies found in mass graveupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 22:21:00

Authorities in the Mexican state of Chihuahua continued Monday to investigate the discovery of a mass grave holding 18 bodies.

Graffiti in Mexican border city threatens teachers, studentsupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 10:43:00

A series of recent graffiti messages on school walls in Mexico's most violent city threaten attacks if teachers don't hand over their Christmas bonuses.

5 killed in attack at Mexican border city barupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 00:15:00

At least five men were killed when attackers wielding assault rifles raided a bar in this violence-plagued Mexican border city over the weekend, authorities said.

2 slain in Mexico were U.S. college students, police sayupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 22:59:00

Two students from the University of Texas at El Paso were shot and killed Tuesday night in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Chihuahua state investigators said late Wednesday.

Mexico to investigate corruption allegations against ex-officialupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 14:33:00

Mexican authorities will investigate allegations that a former state attorney general worked for a drug cartel and was involved in ordering assassinations, the federal attorney general's office said.

Young woman decapitated in Ciudad Juarezupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 20:24:00

A young woman was found decapitated in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, late Tuesday, local officials told CNN.

Six killed at family event in Mexican border cityupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 22:10:00

The grip of violence tightened in Ciudad Juarez, where gunmen fatally shot six people at a family reunion, Mexican officials said Saturday.

State justice department official shot dead in Juarezupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 18:36:00

An official with the justice department in Mexico's Chihuahua state was killed Monday morning in Ciudad Juarez while on his way to work, a federal police spokesman told CNN.

Mexico journalist's death 'not related to work'updated: Thu Sep 23 2010 07:42:00

The shooting death of a Mexican journalist last week was not due to his work but was related to a "personal problem," a Chihuahua state attorney's office spokesman said Monday.

Bar shooting in Juarez leaves 8 deadupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 22:27:00

Eight people were killed and another was wounded in a bar shooting Friday morning in Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico, police said.

Mexican officials: Family of four 'assassinated' in Juarezupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 22:51:00

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.

25 die in Mexican state on single dayupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 00:26:00

With 25 people killed in violent outbreaks, Thursday was one of Chihuahua state's deadliest days of the year, the state Investigations Agency said on Friday.

Mexican drug violence claims 24 lives in 24 hoursupdated: Sun May 02 2010 23:09:00

Drug violence in the Mexican state of Chihuahua left 24 people dead in the span of 24 hours this weekend, the state attorney general's office said Sunday.

Security video captured bloody shooting spree in Mexicoupdated: Sun Apr 11 2010 13:42:00

Chilling video captured by a security camera shows more than a dozen armed men carrying out a shooting spree in broad daylight that left eight people dead last month in Mexico's Chihuahua state.

Camera captures deadly shootingsupdated: Sun Apr 11 2010 13:42:00

Security video shows armed men carrying out a shooting spree in Chihuahua, Mexico. Officials say the motive is unclear.

Mayor killed in troubled Mexican state, reports sayupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 10:25:00

Gunmen ambushed the mayor of a Mexican municipality on Wednesday night, killing him and one of his bodyguards and wounding another escort, a government news agency reported.

Texas boy, 7, gunned down while visiting his father in Mexico, officials sayupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 12:04:00

A 7-year-old boy from El Paso, Texas, was gunned down across the border in the violent city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general's office told CNN Tuesday.

U.S. airman dies in shooting at Mexican strip clubupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 09:48:00

A U.S. serviceman was among six victims of an early morning shooting at a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, strip club Wednesday, officials said.

2 Mexican politicians sought; drug cartel link allegedupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 17:25:00

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.

Mexican state awash in recent violenceupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 06:26:00

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.

Suspects ID'd in Americans' slayings, Mexican officials sayupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 12:57:00

Mexican officials said they have identified two suspects in this week's slayings of two Americans in northern Mexico.

Americans beaten, shot to death in Mexicoupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 01:10:00

A multiagency search is under way for the killers of two U.S. citizens in northern Mexico, according to Chihuahua state officials.

Dozens killed in Mexican border city in past few daysupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 16:11:00

More than 40 people, including two police officers, were killed in a spate of shootings in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez since the weekend, authorities said.

Nine bodies found in common grave near Ciudad Juarez, Mexicoupdated: Sun Mar 15 2009 09:30:00

Nine bodies have been found in a common grave in the desert south of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, according to Chihuahua state prosecutor's spokeswoman Daniela Gonzalez.

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