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Hurricane Bud weakens as it nears Mexican coastupdated: Fri May 25 2012 14:21:00

Hurricane Bud lessened into a Category 1 storm as it approached Mexico's southwestern coast Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

13 bodies found outside Mexican gas stationupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 11:33:00

Mexican police found the bodies of 13 men and boys outside a gas station in the central state of Michoacan on Monday, authorities said.

No suspects in slaying of U.S. teen and 2 friends in Mexicoupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 15:52:00

Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Michoacán said Thursday that no suspects have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder last week of a U.S. teen and two of his Mexican friends.

Preliminary tally shows Mexican president's sister trailing in state electionupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 13:56:00

Mexican authorities were counting votes Monday in a high-profile state election involving President Felipe Calderon's sister.

Mayor campaigning for Mexican president's sister killedupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 15:56:00

A Mexican mayor campaigning for the president's sister in a gubernatorial race was fatally shot in the southeastern state of Michoacan, the state attorney general's office said.

At least 14 shot dead in western Mexicoupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 22:43:00

At least 14 people were killed in the western Mexican state of Michoacan -- including 10 slain during a shootout with soldiers, authorities said Friday.

Mexico begins preparing for Hurricane Jovaupdated: Sun Oct 09 2011 21:32:00

Emergency officials in Mexico are opening shelters and coordinating with local governments ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Jova, authorities said Sunday.

Los Mata Zetasupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 23:28:00

Rafael Romo reporta que en México se formó un grupo que asegura combatirá a los narcotraficantes

'Zeta Killers' say they target Mexican drug cartelupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 23:28:00

A video purporting to be from a vigilante group whose goal is the eradication of the Zetas cartel from the state of Veracruz, Mexico, has surfaced on the Internet, but its credibility remains unproven.

Authorities investigate killing of Mexican congressmanupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 02:23:00

A day after authorities announced that the body of a Mexican congressman was found along a highway in the coastal state of Guerrero, lawmakers from his political party called Monday for a swift investigation of his killing.

Mexico heightens security for independence celebrationsupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 02:01:00

Mexican government officials plan to include the border city of Juarez in independence celebrations despite raging drug-related violence in the area.

Mexican police arrest suspect in 2010 killings in Acapulcoupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 08:23:00

Federal police announced Tuesday the arrest of a suspect in the kidnapping and killing last year of 20 Mexican tourists who were vacationing in the port city of Acapulco.

Authorities arrest dozens in 'surgical strike' against Mexican cartelupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 20:30:00

U.S. federal authorities arrested more than 70 people this week in the United States as part of what one official called a "successful, strategic and surgical strike" against a notoriously violent Mexico-based drug cartel.

Drug lord's capture means demise of La Familia cartel, experts sayupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 16:26:00

If you are a Mexican cartel kingpin -- or even a second-tier player -- this is what you can expect if you are captured:

Mexico captures top drug cartel leaderupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 16:26:00

The leader of one of Mexico's most violent drug gangs is now in chains. CNN's Jonathan Mann reports.

Mexican authorities: Top cartel leader capturedupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 16:09:00

Mexican authorities captured the top leader of one of the country's most violent drug cartels Tuesday, officials said.

Hurricane Beatriz on Mexican coastupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 10:35:00

Hurricane Beatriz made contact with Mexico's resort-laden Pacific coast Tuesday, setting off warnings for a 360-mile (575-kilometer) stretch of coastline.

21 bodies found outside of Mexican townupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 16:49:00

Mexican authorities on Thursday are following leads on a grisly find from the night before -- 21 bodies, some with signs of torture -- strewn in five separate locations on the outskirts of Morelia, Mexico.

Mexico's deadly drug warupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 12:02:00

In November, CNN's Rafael Romo showed where violence has been most deadly in Mexico.

Mexican drug cartel says it extends truceupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 12:02:00

A statement purportedly released by a violent Mexican drug cartel promises a one-month extension to a truce it called for in December.

Mexican lawmaker stripped of immunityupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 13:39:00

Mexico's lower chamber of Congress has voted overwhelmingly to strip a lawmaker accused of ties to drug traffickers of his legislative duties, opening up the possibility of prosecution.

Mexican government: Slain drug lord was 'spiritual leader' of cartelupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 10:52:00

An alleged drug cartel boss killed in clashes with Mexican authorities was also a "spiritual leader" who used religion to recruit criminals and strengthen his stronghold, according to a Mexican government report.

Mexican forces kill top drug lordupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 04:54:00

A top drug lord has been gunned down in Mexico after two days of shootouts between armed forces and members of a criminal organization, a national security spokesman said Friday.

Mexican official: Top cartel leader could be casualty in clashesupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 04:40:00

A top drug cartel leader may have been killed in clashes with police this week, a Mexican government spokesman said.

Authorities hope mass grave has answersupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 06:48:00

Mexican authorities recover 10 bodies and are investigating a possible link to a recent kidnapping of 20 tourists.

Investigators searching for missing tourists in Mexican resort townupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 02:22:00

Mexican authorities are still searching for 20 missing men who were reportedly abducted by gunmen while looking for a place to stay in the resort town of Acapulco, state media reported.

Mexican police investigate abduction of 22 people in resort townupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 22:41:00

Mexican police have identified 22 people who were kidnapped by gunmen in the Pacific resort town of Acapulco and have found four cars they were riding in, state media reported.

Mexican mayor and aide found dead in truckupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 08:39:00

The mayor of a small town in western Mexico and his personal secretary were found dead Monday in the official's truck, the government-run news service said.

Mexican drug cartel lieutenant arrested, federal police sayupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 18:26:00

Mexican federal police have arrested a drug cartel chieftain who is a former police officer and is connected to more than 30 brutal killings, authorities said Wednesday.

Death tolls climb from Mexican police ambush, prison uprisingupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 13:55:00

The toll climbed to more than 50 people killed in Monday's ambush on a Mexican federal police convoy and an unrelated prison uprising, authorities said Tuesday.

SI.com: Luis Bueno: New year, new approach for Chivas USAupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 16:34:00

CARSON, Calif. -- Little-known fact: A lot of what passes as Mexican food in the United States is not really Mexican food. Go to Sahuayo, Michoacan, or Tepic, Nayarit, and try to order a Spicy Chicken Burrito or a Double Decker Taco.

Death toll from Mexico floods rises to 41updated: Tue Feb 09 2010 22:18:00

The death toll from heavy floods and mudslides in Mexico increased Tuesday to 41, a government agency announced.

Mexico flooding kills at least 33, government saysupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 17:31:00

Heavy flooding in central Mexico in the past week has killed at least 33 people and left thousands homeless, the government said Monday.

Is Mexico winning its war on drugs?updated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:43:00

Mexico's arrest of drug cartel suspects has become fairly commonplace. On Thursday, it was six suspected members of La Familia, based in Michoacan. A day earlier, it was a man identified as a top leader of the ruthless Zetas.

Justice Department announces 300 drug arrestsupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 18:06:00

The Justice Department on Thursday announced 300 additional arrests in a four-year operation that it says produced nearly 1,200 arrests and seizures totaling 11.7 tons of illegal drugs.

Major drug bustupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 18:06:00

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks about the latest illegal drug arrest.

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.

Senior security official shot dead in Mexicoupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 01:28:00

Gunmen shot dead the No. 2 security official and three others Wednesday in the home state of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, a government spokesman said.

Mexican police arrest 34 drug cartel suspectsupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 16:58:00

Mexican federal police say they arrested 34 men suspected of belonging to a ruthless drug cartel blamed for a rash of violence that left at least 18 federal agents and two soldiers dead since July 11.

Mexican authorities: More members of drug gang arrestedupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 22:31:00

Six members of one of Mexico's most active drug gangs, including someone accused of being the organization's bookkeeper, were arrested this week, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Mexican drug cartel suspect opens up about operationsupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 14:03:00

Suspected drug cartel leaders in Mexico don't often answer reporters' questions, although one did call a radio station a few days ago to offer the government a deal.

Suspected Mexican cop-killers reportedly arrestedupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 17:20:00

Authorities captured four suspects who allegedly participated in the ambush and killing of 12 federal police officers last week in southwestern Mexico, the state-run news agency Notimex said.

10 Mexican police officers held in killings of 12 federal agentsupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 21:51:00

A federal judge ordered 10 municipal police officers arrested Saturday in connection with the slayings of 12 off-duty federal agents in southwestern Mexico, the attorney general's office said.

Mexico floods president's home state with policeupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 03:10:00

In response to a spate of attacks allegedly by a drug cartel, Mexico more than tripled the number of federal police officers patrolling the state of Michoacan, a government spokeswoman 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.

U.S., Canadian citizens arrested in Mexicoupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 16:43:00

Mexican police have arrested a "highly dangerous" U.S. citizen wanted on weapons charges, the Michoacan state attorney's office said.

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.

At least 12 bodies found along remote Mexican highwayupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 01:04:00

Twelve to 15 bodies showing signs of torture were found on the side of a remote highway in the Mexican state of Michoacan, the state attorney general's office told CNN en Español.

Two arrested in deadly attacks on Mexican police, soldiersupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 13:02:00

Two suspects have been arrested in this weekend's coordinated attacks in at least 10 Mexican cities that killed three federal police and two soldiers, federal authorities said.

Mexican police, soldiers killed in multicity attacks by drug gangupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 12:14:00

Coordinated attacks in at least eight Mexican cities killed three federal police officers and two soldiers Saturday in what officials are calling an unprecedented onslaught by drug gangs.

Secret raids ensnare 10 mayors in Mexicoupdated: Tue May 26 2009 23:22:00

More than two dozen Mexican public servants, including 10 mayors and several police chiefs, allegedly linked to illicit drugs and organized crime were arrested in simultaneous raids in Michoacan state, its governor said.

Army desertions hurting Mexico's war on drugsupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 01:54:00

In the face of spiraling drug violence that has shaken the country, the Mexican army has taken a lead role in attempting to thwart the narcotraffickers. But its ability to do so has been hurt by a large number of desertions, government officials say.

Border town 'a war zone'updated: Wed Mar 11 2009 01:54:00

CNN's Nick Valencia traveled to Mexico to get a first hand look at the drug violence in Tijuana.

Mexico arrests drug leader; military's role in drug war debatedupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 19:56:00

Mexican authorities said they have arrested the leader of a drug cartel that set off two grenades during a public celebration in September, killing eight people and wounding more than 100.

Three arrested for Mexico grenade attackupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 21:34:00

Three men have been arrested for a grenade attack last week on a crowd of revelers in Morelia that left eight people dead and 106 wounded, officials said Friday.

Time.com: Mexico Fights Police Corruption With Housingupdated: Sat Sep 20 2008 15:00:00

Mexican police are testing a new weapon against widespread corruption in their ranks: home ownership

Violence mars Mexico's independence day celebrationupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 17:45:00

Eight people were killed and 101 were wounded in two explosions during a celebration of Mexico's independence day Monday night, a Mexican official said Tuesday.

Time.com: Terror Bloodies Mexico Celebrationsupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 16:00:00

Independence Day festivities are marred by a bomb attack that killed eight revelers. Authorities believe drug gangs are responsible

Time.com: Mexico's Narco-Insurgencyupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 16:25:00

Once, drug gangs mostly fought each other, now they're joining forces to wage open warfare on the government

Time.com: Who Is Killing Mexico's Musicians?updated: Mon Dec 24 2007 10:00:00

At least 13 performers have been murdered this year, in apparently drug-related bloodshed. Are musicians being targeted, or merely collateral damage in the drug war?

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