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 killed five police officers and wounded two others in a surprise attack Wednesday night at a home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, municipal police said.
Threats to kill one police officer per day have come true in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
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.
In this violence-plagued border city, officials are stepping up security -- for police.
In Mexico's murder capital, young paramedics risk their lives to save victims of drug violence, as Rafael Romo reports.
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.
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 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.
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Two U.S. citizens -- a mother and her son --- have been killed in the violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, authorities said.
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.
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.
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.
The Mexican government Wednesday explained why federal police officers fired shots at the Ciudad Juarez police chief at a crime scene this week.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 authorities say at least one American citizen has been reported missing in Mexico. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
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.
At least 13 people were fatally shot in less than 24 hours in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday, authorities said.
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.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez goes into Juarez Valley, a place that has been overwhelmed by drugs and crime.
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.
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.
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.
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A new study by the Brookings Institution dispels some of the myths about Mexico's drug war. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
In one of Mexico's most violent cities, it was a startling scene: clinics closed, with no doctors to treat patients.
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.
Gunmen killed at least 10 people in two separate attacks in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Saturday, state media said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three Americans died in weekend violence in the area of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a U.S. official said.
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 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.
The FBI is investigating the death in Mexico of a man who was a U.S. service member, an agency spokesman said Thursday.
Mexican federal police arrested a main suspect in connection with a July 15 car bombing in Ciudad Juarez, a regional director said Thursday.
A young woman was found decapitated in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, late Tuesday, local officials told CNN.
The grip of violence tightened in Ciudad Juarez, where gunmen fatally shot six people at a family reunion, Mexican officials said Saturday.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will reopen Tuesday after a security review that lasted two business days, the State Department said.
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.
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.
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.
A car bomb killed at least four people in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, authorities said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For Bob Cook, creating jobs in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is one of the few ways to put an end to the violence.
CNN's Colleen McEdwards spoke to Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz about the shooting that left seven dead in Ciudad Juarez Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three people connected to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were shot and killed over the weekend.
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.
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.
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.
The United States has renewed a travel alert to Mexico, citing increased violence in the country.
Mexico ended 2009 with a record number of drug-related deaths, greatly surpassing the then-record tally reached in 2008, unofficial counts indicate.
A seven-year-old boy was murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. KFOX's Monica Balderrama reports.
Lucio Soria is a recorder of the dead in Ciudad Juarez's drug cartel war.
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.
A U.S. serviceman was among six victims of an early morning shooting at a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, strip club Wednesday, officials said.
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Ten people have been killed in a shooting at a drug rehabilitation center in a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, state-run news agency Notimex reported.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 have been found in a common grave in the desert south of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, according to Chihuahua state prosecutor's spokeswoman Daniela Gonzalez.
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.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports that drug cartel violence in Mexico is scaring away tourists.
A prison riot Wednesday in the troubled Mexican border town of Juarez left 20 dead and 15 wounded, an official said.
CNN's Samantha Hayes takes a look at how Mexico's drug violence is spreading into the United States.
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.
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.
The bound bodies of a Mexican general and two soldiers were found Tuesday near Cancun, news reports said.
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.
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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