Tag Archives: Drug cartel

Searching for Mexico’s drug war ‘disappeared’

By Tom Bateman-Today programme Photos of missing people on a wall outside the mortuary in Acapulco With thousands of people missing after six years of murderous violence linked to Mexico’s drugs cartels, families say they want more done to find … Continue reading

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Like Mexico corrupt politicians, police, Judiciary hinder drugs war

By Hassan Omar Hassan If I were a superstitious character, I would have ‘consulted’ fortunetellers. I would have sought an interpretation. While on a visit to Mexico this week, a Mexican of Lebanese descent Carlos Slim Helu, the telecommunication mogul … Continue reading

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Surge in Violence in Mexico a “National Emergency”

By Edna Alcantara MEXICO CITY – Mexico is dealing with a “national emergency” created by the surge in drug-related violence, a “tragedy” that will affect this year’s elections, several experts told Efe. “The illness that Mexico has is weakness of … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Second-Highest Official Killed In Helicopter Crash

by MARK MEMMOTT Mexican authorities say Secretary of the Interior Francisco Blake Mora, “the highest ranking official in the country after the president” and the person in charge of the fight against drug cartels, has been killed in a helicopter crash, … Continue reading

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Mexican interior minister killed in helicopter crash

(Reuters) – Mexican Interior Minister Francisco Blake was killed in a helicopter crash on Friday, a blow to the government as it fights powerful drug cartels. Television images showed the scattered wreckage of the helicopter on a hillside south of … Continue reading

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In Mexico, a deadly threat to ‘scandal mongers’ using social media

By William Booth MEXICO CITY — Two corpses were hung from a bridge in a Mexican border town, accompanied by a hand-lettered sign warning “scandal mongers” to keep away from social media networks that report on violence. The bodies, of a … Continue reading

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2010 Deadliest Year in Mexico

Since Mexican President Felipe Calderon began in 2006 his offensive on the drug cartels that have long plagued the country, 2010 will go down as the deadliest year with 15,000 murders. There are nearly killings every day to remind the … Continue reading

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