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Juarez cartel boss shot in Mexico

Friday, February 25th 2011, 2:09
related places: Juarez

One of the alleged leaders of Mexico's Juarez drug cartel, Luis Humberto Peralta Hernandez, is killed in a shoot-out with police, officials say.
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Mexico arrest in US agent killing

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 9:39
related countries: United States United States

Mexican soldiers arrest a suspect in the murder last week of US immigration agent Jaime Zapata, officials say.
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US targets 70 'drug traffickers'

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 18:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sinaloa

The US Treasury Department lays financial sanctions against more than 70 alleged drug traffickers linked to Mexico's notorious Sinaloa cocaine cartel.
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Mexico report into mass kidnaps

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 10:52

More than 11,000 migrants were kidnapped, often by drug gangs, in Mexico during a six-month period in 2010, says the country's human rights body.
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US agent killed in Mexico buried

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

The US homeland security secretary hails the sacrifice of a US immigration agent killed in Mexico last week in a speech at his funeral.
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Mexican growth hits 10-year high

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 13:55

The Mexican economy grew by 5.5% last year, its fastest annual growth in 10 years, official figures show.
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Ciudad Juarez sees bloody weekend

Monday, February 21st 2011, 10:07
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Mexico's most dangerous city, Ciudad Juarez, sees at least 40 murders in drug-related violence since Friday, officials say.
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Warning for Mexican Open players

Monday, February 21st 2011, 4:57
related places: Acapulco

Tennis players are warned about security ahead of the start of the Mexican Open in the troubled Pacific resort of Acapulco.
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Gulf spill 'devastated' sea life

Monday, February 21st 2011, 3:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Life

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill's effects on sealife will not be fully established for a decade, says a scientist at the AAAS science conference.
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VIDEO: Many killed in Mexico drugs violence

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 9:08

Drug-related violence has flared once again in Mexico, with more 20 people killed in three desperate incidents across the country.
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VIDEO: Mexican drugs trade claims US agent

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 7:19
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has expressed his condolences to the parents of an American Immigration and Customs agent who was shot dead in Mexico on Tuesday.
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Uncertain future

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 21:19
related countries: United States United States

How will attack on US agents in Mexico affect the countries' ties?
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US agent killed in Mexico attack

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 16:47
related countries: United States United States

A US immigration and customs special agent is shot dead and another wounded in Mexico, in an attack on the car in which they were travelling.
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Mexico's Fuentes attacks Sarkozy

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 15:33
related countries: France France

Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes says France's Nicolas Sarkozy is acting like a "banana republic dictator" amid a row over a Frenchwoman jailed in Mexico.
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Drug violence kills 18 in Mexico

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 4:35
related places: Tamaulipas

At least 18 people are killed in gun battles between rival drug gangs in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
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VIDEO: Drug submarine seized in Colombia

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 2:42
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A submarine which is believed to have been designed to smuggle cocaine to Mexico has been seized in Colombia.
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Drug submarine seized in Colombia

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 0:35
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Colombian navy seizes a sophisticated submarine which it says was going to be used to smuggle tonnes of cocaine to Mexico.
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VIDEO: Eight killed in Mexico gang fight

Monday, February 14th 2011, 11:52

Eight people have been killed in a shootout between rival drug gangs in Mexico.
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Eight shot dead near Mexico City

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 20:14

Unidentified gunmen in Mexico open fire on a group of young people in a suburb of the capital, Mexico City, killing eight.
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Six killed in Mexico bar attack

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 22:30
related places: Guadalajara

Six people are killed in an attack on a crowded night club in Guadalajara, Mexico's second city, where violence has surged in recent months.
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Cold snap hits Mexico maize crop

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 1:41
related places: Sinaloa

The coldest weather in 20 years in northern Mexico has devastated the maize crop in Sinaloa state, threatening supplies of the national staple food.
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Top Gear to cut Mexico comments

Friday, February 11th 2011, 12:06
related countries: United States United States

An episode of Top Gear in which its presenters mocked Mexicans will be cut before the BBC show is broadcast in the US.
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French kidnap woman appeal fails

Friday, February 11th 2011, 0:36
related countries: France France

A Mexican appeals court upholds the conviction of a French woman, Florence Cassez, whose imprisonment for kidnapping has caused friction with France.
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Mexico row as journalist sacked

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 13:59

A row erupts after a Mexican radio station sacks journalist Carmen Aristegui who said President Felipe Calderon should respond to allegations about his drinking.
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'US teens' die in Mexico shooting

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 17:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Three teenage boys, at least two of whom are believed to have been US citizens, were killed in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, authorities say.
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Mexican prison official murdered

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 1:12
related places: Monterrey

The security chief of a prison in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey is found murdered.
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Cold snap chills northern Mexico

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 2:30

Freezing weather and snow paralyse northern Mexico, which is experiencing its lowest temperatures in more than 50 years.
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BBC in Top Gear apology to Mexico

Friday, February 4th 2011, 0:47

The BBC apologises over remarks on the TV show Top Gear that provoked outrage in Mexico, but defends humour based on national stereotyping.
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Mexico border police chief killed

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 18:20
related places: Nuevo Laredo

The police chief of the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo is shot dead, just a month after he took the job.
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Gulf 'to recover by end of 2012'

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 2:31

The Gulf of Mexico should largely recover from the BP oil spill by the end of next year, according to the administrator of a compensation fund for victims.
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Mexico jail inmate in Botox row

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 15:20

Mexican officials launch an inquiry after a high-profile jail inmate, Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the Queen of the Pacific, gets a Botox injection.
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BP reports annual loss of $4.9bn

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 16:46

The cost of cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill pushes BP into its first annual loss since 1992, but the firm restores dividend payments.
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Top Gear sparks Mexico complaints

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Mexico's ambassador in London complains to the BBC over "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating" comments made about his country on Top Gear.
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Mexico's Slim to invest $8.3bn

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 10:06

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, considered the world's richest man, unveils plans to invest $8.3bn (£5bn) in 19 countries.
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Catapult used to smuggle drugs into US

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 23:26
related countries: United States United States

Drug smugglers in Mexico have been caught on video using a device to catapult drugs over the border and into the US.
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Mexico: La Familia 'in retreat'

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 14:59

Mexico's government vows to pursue what it calls a "weakened" La Familia drug cartel as mysterious banners appear saying the gang has dissolved.
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Arizona busts Mexico gun-runners

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 22:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

The authorities in US state of Arizona say they have broken up a gun-running network that was smuggling weapons to Mexican drugs gangs.
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Clinton backs Mexico's drug war

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 4:08
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a visit to Mexico, says there is "no alternative" to the fight against drugs gangs, despite rising violence.
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Mexico Bishop Samuel Ruiz dies

Monday, January 24th 2011, 23:43
related places: Chiapas

The Mexican Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia dies at 86, after a lifetime campaigning for indigenous Maya rights in Chiapas state.
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Acapulco 'gang leader' arrested

Monday, January 24th 2011, 1:30
related places: Acapulco

The authorities in Mexico say police have caught Jose Lozano Martinez, accused of multiple murders in Acapulco.
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UN calls for Mexico migrant probe

Friday, January 21st 2011, 13:12
related countries: United States United States

The UN human rights chief urges an investigation into possible involvement of officials in the abduction of dozens of Central American migrants last month.
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Facebook 'led to Mexico suspect'

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 23:57
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Mexican media say a Facebook post helped lead police to the suspect in the shooting of Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabanas.
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Arrest over footballer shooting

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 11:06
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Mexican police arrest an alleged drug dealer over the shooting of Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabanas in Mexico City last year.
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Mexico arrests Zetas gang suspect

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 23:27
related countries: Chile Chile

Mexican police arrest a suspected founding member and regional chief of the notorious Zetas drugs cartel, Flavio Mendez Santiago.
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Mexico police commander abducted

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 1:27
related places: Veracruz

A Mexican police commander is kidnapped in Veracruz, a state spared much of the drug-related violence rampant in some northern states.
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Gang shootout kills 14 in Mexico

Friday, January 14th 2011, 20:09
related places: Veracruz

Twelve suspected gang members and two soldiers have been killed in a shootout between the security forces and a drug gang in Veracruz, officials say.
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Number crunching

Friday, January 14th 2011, 18:52

Counting the full cost of Mexico's drugs war
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Mexico pile-up wreaks havoc

Friday, January 14th 2011, 11:00

Five people have been injured following a pile-up involving 17 cars in Mexico.
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Mexico drug war toll nears 35,000

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 14:14

Mexican officials release detailed statistics of people killed since the battle against drug gangs began in December 2006, with the number now at 34,612.
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Mexican activist Chavez murdered

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 20:55
related places: Chavez, Ciudad Juarez

Susana Chavez, a woman activist who highlighted the killings of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez in the 1990s, is found murdered in the border city.
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Mexico jail fight leaves 11 dead

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 10:00
related places: Durango

Eleven inmates die as rioting breaks out in a prison in the Mexican state of Durango - the scene of previous deadly clashes.
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Headless bodies found in Acapulco

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 17:00
related places: Acapulco

The decapitated bodies of 15 men are found in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco, the latest victims of the country's drug violence.
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