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Calderón: Fight Against Cartels Could Take Years

During a TV interview, part of a blitz of interviews by Mexican President Felipe Calderón, the leader said his government’s success in fighting drug cartels...
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‘Barbie’ Negotiated Surrender?

Rumors are swirling that Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias "La Barbie," the former top hitman for the Beltrán Leyva Organization (BLO) who later formed his own...
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5 Peasants Killed in Border Area

Five “peasant farmers” were killed and two more remain missing in Peru near the Colombian and Brazilian borders, Peruvian Defense Minister Rafael Rey told EFE...
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Peru President ‘Troubled’ by Mexican Traffickers in Peru

In an interview with CNN in Spanish, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said he was very troubled by Mexican cartel presence in his country, EFE news agency reported....
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Last Months of ‘Barbie’

El Proceso magazine this week describes in detail the last months of Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias La Barbie, the former top hitman for the Beltran Leyva...
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Kidnapping More than Tripled in Mexico

Kidnapping has more than tripled in the last five years, a study published by a Mexican congressional committee says. The study’s findings, which appeared in...
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Suspected Human Smugglers Found Dead

Mexican authorities found three dead bodies of men they said were members of the group that killed 72 migrants in Tamaulipas last month, La Cronica reported. One of...
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McClatchy: Marijuana Booming

Mexico’s marijuana business is booming, according to a McClatchy report in the Miami Herald. The story says that production is up 35 percent and 32,000 tons...
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Mexican Military Kills 25 Suspected ‘Zetas’

The Mexican military announced it had killed 25 suspected members of the Zetas criminal organization in the municipality of Treviño, Tamaulipas, while they rescued...
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8 Security Forces Dead in Colombia

El Tiempo newspaper and Reuters report that eight members of the Colombian Armed Forces were killed in attacks in various parts of the country that the authorities...
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Panama to Set Up Another Airbase

Panamanian authorities announced the construction of the fifth air station in the Veraguas province, along the Belén river, some 110 miles to the west of the...
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More Kidnappings of Migrants

Authorities reported several more kidnappings of migrants in Mexico, including a case in Tijuana where 17 migrants continue missing, La Hora newspaper reports....