Twitter users report gun battles and fiery road blockades. A website lists victims' names and details of how they died. A blog posts gory photos of gruesome killings and videos of drug lords' confessions.
Three mayors in three Mexican states were assassinated in the first two weeks of this year, becoming high-profile victims in the country's drug-related violence, a spokeswoman with the Mexican Attorney General's Office told CNN Friday.
Alleged cartel boss Edgar Valdez Villarreal -- alias "La Barbie" -- will be extradited to his native United States from Mexico, a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office in Mexico City said Saturday.
A shadowy leftist guerrilla group took credit for a string of explosions that ripped apart at least six Mexican oil and gas pipelines Monday, rattling financial markets and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in lost production.