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U.S. judge sentences Mexican drug gang leader to life in prison for killingsupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 01:55:00

A Texas judge sentenced a Mexican drug gang leader to life in prison Thursday after he pleaded guilty to murder and weapons charges related to the killing of a U.S. consulate employee and her husband, officials said.

Gunmen kill 5 Mexican copsupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 03:38:00

Gunmen killed five police officers and wounded two others in a surprise attack Wednesday night at a home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, municipal police said.

Police targeted in Juarezupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 18:55:00

Threats to kill one police officer per day have come true in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Cartels targeting police officers in Juarez, authorities say; 8 officers deadupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 18:55:00

Julian Juarez Baena, a police officer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, had just finished his shift. It was just after 9 p.m. last Saturday, and he was driving home.

Ciudad Juarez plans to protect police by housing them in hotelsupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 06:10:00

In this violence-plagued border city, officials are stepping up security -- for police.

Paramedics risk their lives in Mexicoupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 06:10:00

In Mexico's murder capital, young paramedics risk their lives to save victims of drug violence, as Rafael Romo reports.

'Blind mules' unknowingly ferry drugs across the U.S.-Mexico borderupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 20:36:00

Every weekday, Juan Andres drives across the U.S.-Mexico border from his home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to the University of Texas at El Paso.

Saving lives in Mexico's murder capitalupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 11:57:00

On a recent night in Ciudad Juarez a city of 1.2 million across the border from El Paso, Texas, a team of four Green Cross paramedics was getting ready to begin their overnight shift. Juarez, known as Mexico's murder capital, has been marred with violence resulting from a turf war between rival drug cartels.

Mexican police tortured 5 suspects, human rights commission saysupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 13:39:00

Mexican federal police in Ciudad Juarez tortured five people to force confessions that they killed an officer and participated in a car bomb attack, the nation's human rights commission alleged.

'Messenger angels' spread a message of peace in Mexicoupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 10:26:00

The transformation begins by pulling their hair back, slowly and at times painfully. The process requires a good amount of gel. Putting white make up on their faces like a mime is the second step. Then come the angelic, white robes; and for the final touch, wide, feathered wings.

2 U.S. citizens killed in Mexicoupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 11:16:00

Two U.S. citizens -- a mother and her son --- have been killed in the violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, authorities said.

Gunmen fire into crowd outside Mexico school; 1 man killedupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 18:11:00

Unknown gunmen fired into a crowd of people outside an elementary school in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday afternoon, killing one person and injuring four others, a Juarez municipal police spokesman said.

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 officials: Details of prison massacre in Ciudad Juarez emergeupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 22:29:00

Officials in Ciudad Juarez are looking for the perpetrators of a prison massacre, as details emerge about the late Monday incident that left 17 inmates dead.

Mexican ministry tells why officers shot at Juarez police chiefupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 14:34:00

The Mexican government Wednesday explained why federal police officers fired shots at the Ciudad Juarez police chief at a crime scene this week.

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.

U.S. issues emergency warning for citizens in Chihuahuaupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 00:02:00

The U.S. Consulate General in Mexico's violence-torn city, Ciudad Juarez, has issued a warning for American citizens in the state of Chihuahua.

Juarez police chief escapes attackupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 19:36:00

The top cop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, escaped a "sneak attack" by gunmen early Thursday while on patrol in the city, the Juarez mayor told reporters.

Mexican authorities nab alleged violent cartel operativeupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 15:49:00

Mexican federal police arrested a drug cartel operative accused of attacking a police station with a car bomb and participating in the killing of a man that was then posted on the Internet, authorities said Thursday.

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.

Mexican president says homicides drop sharply in Ciudad Juarezupdated: Fri May 20 2011 22:57:00

Homicides in Ciudad Juarez have dropped about 60 percent over the past year, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Friday during a visit to that border city.

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.

4 die in daylight shooting in Mexicoupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 22:13:00

A brazen daylight shooting in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Monday afternoon left four people dead and injured two others, including a 5-year-old boy, a Juarez municipal police spokesman told CNN.

13 killed in Mexican border city in less than 24 hoursupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 08:35:00

At least 13 people were fatally shot in less than 24 hours in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday, authorities said.

Father, 8-year-old son shot; car torched in Mexicoupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 03:57:00

A man and his 8-year-old son were shot and their car set on fire late Wednesday in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, a municipal police spokesman said.

Drugs, crime devastate townupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 03:57:00

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez goes into Juarez Valley, a place that has been overwhelmed by drugs and crime.

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.

Mexican police: Gunmen open fire at soccer game, 7 deadupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 05:58:00

A group of heavily armed men opened fire at a soccer match between two local teams in western Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, killing seven people and wounding two others, according to a municipal police spokesman.

Police officer shot to death at mall booth in Ciudad Juarez, Mexicoupdated: Sat Jan 22 2011 12:32:00

A municipal police officer was shot and killed late Thursday while standing guard at a local government booth inside a mall in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, police said Friday.

Mexico drug war a nightmare scenarioupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 08:07:00

The lesson of the past few years: Watch out for things that can go massively wrong. What could go massively wrong in 2011?

Mexico's drug war myths dispelledupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 08:07:00

A new study by the Brookings Institution dispels some of the myths about Mexico's drug war. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Mexican doctors protest border city violenceupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 02:41:00

In one of Mexico's most violent cities, it was a startling scene: clinics closed, with no doctors to treat patients.

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.

10 killed in Mexican border cityupdated: Sun Dec 05 2010 03:07:00

Gunmen killed at least 10 people in two separate attacks in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Saturday, state media said.

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.

Official: 18 people killed in Ciudad Juarezupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 11:53:00

Eighteen people were killed in separate shootings throughout Mexico's Ciudad Juarez on Saturday, marking it as one of the bloodiest days this year in the nation's most violent city, officials said Sunday.

U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez: 6 citizens killed in region this weekupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 23:26:00

With the Tuesday night shooting deaths of two students from the University of Texas in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, six U.S. citizens have been killed in the volatile region this week, according to the U.S. consul general.

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.

3 Americans shot to death near Mexico-U.S. borderupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 07:09:00

Three Americans died in weekend violence in the area of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a U.S. official said.

Mexican officials ID 13 people killed in Tijuana drug rehab centerupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 15:05:00

Mexican officials have identified 13 people killed Sunday night in a Tijuana drug rehabilitation center, the state-run news agency said Monday.

At least 11 killed in Juarez shootingupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 08:25:00

At least 11 people were killed and as many as seven others were wounded in a shooting by gunmen who opened fire on a house party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, late Friday, authorities said Saturday.

FBI investigating man's death in Mexico's Ciudad Juarezupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 18:09:00

The FBI is investigating the death in Mexico of a man who was a U.S. service member, an agency spokesman said Thursday.

Arrest made in July car bombing in Mexicoupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 10:32:00

Mexican federal police arrested a main suspect in connection with a July 15 car bombing in Ciudad Juarez, a regional director said Thursday.

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.

Suspect in Juarez car bombing arrested, Mexican police sayupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 18:18:00

A suspect sought in connection to a fatal car bombing in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in July has been arrested by Mexican police, according to a press release from the national Public Security Secretariat (SSP).

One journalist killed, second injured in Juarez shootingupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 19:24:00

A photographer for El Diario newspaper in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, was gunned down Thursday, the paper said on its website. A second photographer was injured in the shooting.

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.

Violence leaves 23 dead in Mexican cityupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 22:11:00

Violence in and around the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez on Friday and Saturday left 23 people dead, including two police officers ambushed while on routine patrol, authorities said.

U.S. reopening consulate in Ciudad Juarez after security reviewupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 01:31:00

The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will reopen Tuesday after a security review that lasted two business days, the State Department said.

Explosive fired at Mexican police in shootout with drug cartelupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 19:49:00

In a sign that the use of more sophisticated weapons may become routine in Mexico's war against the drug cartels, officials in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were studying an explosive projectile launched at federal police Sunday night during a shootout.

Sunday shootout in Juarez leaves three cartel gunmen dead, police sayupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 23:11:00

A predawn, hourlong gun battle -- the latest volley in an escalating series of attacks on Mexican federal police by drug cartel hit men -- left three cartel gunmen dead Sunday in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a federal police spokesman told CNN.

U.S. closes consulate in Ciudad Juarez to review securityupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 22:17:00

The Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez has closed to "review its security posture," the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said Thursday in a statement.

Police: Car bomb in Mexican border town kills 4updated: Sat Jul 17 2010 12:30:00

A car bomb killed at least four people in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, authorities said.

Mexico: Suspect arrested in U.S. consulate shooting deathsupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 13:54:00

Mexican authorities have arrested a drug gang suspect in connection with dramatic shootings in Ciudad Juarez that killed 16 people, including three connected with the U.S. consulate, federal police said Friday.

19 patients killed at Mexican drug rehab facilityupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 12:40:00

At least 30 armed men invaded a drug-treatment center in northern Mexico late Thursday night, killed 19 patients and wounded four others, the state-run Notimex news agency reported Friday.

Border killing a symbol of failed policyupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 06:41:00

On Monday, a U.S. Border Patrol officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy, Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, under one of the international bridges that connects or, these days, divides, El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

Mexico asks for probe into teen's shooting death by U.S. border agentupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 22:10:00

The Mexican government is requesting a quick and transparent investigation into the fatal shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol agent of a Mexican teen in Ciudad Juarez on Monday night, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

4 kidnapped from Juarez, Mexico, wedding found dead, police sayupdated: Tue May 11 2010 20:53:00

The bodies of four men kidnapped from a wedding in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, have been found in the bed of a pickup truck in the city, municipal police said Tuesday.

U.S. extends travel warning to Mexicoupdated: Fri May 07 2010 03:39:00

The U.S. State Department on Thursday extended a travel warning that had been issued for Mexico because of the region's high level of drug and gang violence.

Jobs seen as way to quell Juarez violenceupdated: Thu May 06 2010 20:06:00

For Bob Cook, creating jobs in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is one of the few ways to put an end to the violence.

Mayor: 'We have a war going on'updated: Sat Apr 24 2010 11:33:00

CNN's Colleen McEdwards spoke to Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz about the shooting that left seven dead in Ciudad Juarez Friday.

17-year-old among victims in Juarez shootoutupdated: Sat Apr 24 2010 11:33:00

A 17-year-old boy was among the seven people killed in a noon shootout Friday on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, police said Saturday.

U.S.-Mexico 'war on drugs' a failureupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 12:15:00

Last week during the day, some kids in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were playing soccer in a park when a car slowed down, guys got out and executed a 13-year-old boy. And then they drove away, unmolested in a city with 11,000 army and police officers.

Arrest made in deaths of 3 linked to U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarezupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 16:40:00

The Mexican military has arrested a suspect in the killings this month of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, police and federal spokesmen said Monday.

Mexican border an imaginary line?updated: Thu Mar 25 2010 12:17:00

Like many people, I have been following the Obama administration's preparation for the renewed debate on immigration reform in Congress, a debate that largely concerns Mexicans living in the U.S. So when I read the tragic news about the murder of American consulate workers in Ciudad Juarez, there was an added resonance.

Two Americans killed in Mexicoupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 08:53:00

Three people connected to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were shot and killed over the weekend.

Mexican president visits troubled Ciudad Juarezupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 17:54:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon made his third visit in a little more than a month Tuesday to the troubled border city of Juarez, where three people associated with the U.S. Consulate were killed over the weekend.

3 people associated with U.S. consulate killed in Mexicoupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 13:24:00

Three people connected to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were killed in two drive-by shootings, a senior White House official told CNN Sunday.

Texas police warn spring breakers: Stay out of Mexico border townsupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 15:06:00

The Texas Department of Public Safety took the unprecedented step Thursday of telling college students not to visit Mexican border cities during spring break because they are just too dangerous.

U.S. renews travel alert to Mexicoupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 13:48:00

The United States has renewed a travel alert to Mexico, citing increased violence in the country.

Deadliest year in Mexico's war on drugsupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 01:05:00

Mexico ended 2009 with a record number of drug-related deaths, greatly surpassing the then-record tally reached in 2008, unofficial counts indicate.

Boy,7, shot and killedupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 11:49:00

A seven-year-old boy was murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. KFOX's Monica Balderrama reports.

Covering Mexico's cartel wars puts journalists in the line of fireupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 11:49:00

Lucio Soria is a recorder of the dead in Ciudad Juarez's drug cartel war.

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.

Drug-related killings skyrocket in Juarezupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:53:00

Has Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, been lost to the drug cartels?

10 killed in attack at Mexican rehab centerupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 14:03:00

Ten people have been killed in a shooting at a drug rehabilitation center in a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, state-run news agency Notimex reported.

17 patients killed in shooting at Mexican drug rehab centerupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 15:05:00

Gunmen shot and killed 17 patients and wounded two others in a drug rehabilitation center in northern Mexico late Wednesday, the mayor of Ciudad Juarez said Thursday.

Ciudad Juarez mayor asks army to stay longerupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 21:35:00

The mayor of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is asking Mexican federal authorities not to pull military units out of the region for at least another six months.

Sculptures reflect violent life on the border -- and deathupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 23:55:00

The sculptures speak for themselves: Piñatas in the shape of decapitated heads bearing gunshot wounds adorn the walls of El Paso's Public Library in Texas.

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.

Army keeps peace in Mexico, but at what price?updated: Wed Mar 25 2009 07:20:00

The power of the Mexican military was on full display Tuesday in Ciudad Juarez, where police reported the third consecutive day without a drug slaying.

Man accused of threatening Mexican studentsupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 11:38:00

Authorities in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, have arrested a man whom they accused of having terrorized students, their parents and the administration of a grade school for three months.

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.

Mexico pours troops into border city stricken by drug warupdated: Sat Mar 07 2009 23:11:00

Nearly 7,000 Mexican soldiers and federal police arrived in the U.S.-Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez this week to restore security to a city plagued by a long-standing, bloody drug war.

Drug killings scare touristsupdated: Sat Mar 07 2009 23:11:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports that drug cartel violence in Mexico is scaring away tourists.

20 dead in Mexico prison riot, official saysupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 18:23:00

A prison riot Wednesday in the troubled Mexican border town of Juarez left 20 dead and 15 wounded, an official said.

Drug violence crosses borderupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 01:33:00

CNN's Samantha Hayes takes a look at how Mexico's drug violence is spreading into the United States.

Experts meet to fight Mexican narcotraffickersupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 01:33:00

Ciudad Juarez was converted into a fortress as members of President Felipe Calderon's security cabinet met Wednesday in the border town to devise a strategy to combat narcotraffickers.

Gunmen kill mayor of Mexican townupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 12:08:00

A mayor in Mexican President Felipe Calderon's home state was ambushed and killed by a group of heavily armed men as he returned to his house, news reports said.

Bodies of Mexican general, 2 soldiers foundupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 15:58:00

The bound bodies of a Mexican general and two soldiers were found Tuesday near Cancun, news reports said.

Body count starts anew in Mexico after record 2008 tollupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 10:21:00

The discovery of a man's bullet-riddled body this week in Ciudad Juarez added grim proof that drug-fueled violence is continuing in Mexico where it left off last year -- with more slayings and mutilated corpses dumped in out-of-the-way places. 21 Die in Mexico Violence, 4 in Crowded Parkupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 18:00:00

Four men were shot dead in front of a crowd at an amusement park, a toddler died after the car he was traveling in crashed during a gunbattle, and a businessman was killed after leading a protest against violence, officials said Thursday

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