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9 Police Killed in ‘Familia Michoacana’ Ambush

Gunmen armed with AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles and riding in a convoy that included at least ten SUVs and trucks intercepted 20 state police officers near the...
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Former Michoacán Mayor Arrested for Alleged Links to ‘Familia’

The Mexican military detained José Luis Avalos Rangel, the former mayor of Tzitzio, a town in northern Michoacán, along with four others and accused them of...
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Recordings Reveal Connection between Mexican Legislator and ‘Familia’

Audio leaked to Mexican radio by the Federal Police reportedly captures a conversation between Servando Gómez Martínez, alias "La Tuta," a leader of the...
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Mexican Authorities Vow to Continue Anti-Drug Policy, Regardless of California Referendum

Officials in Mexico have announced that they will continue their current counter-narcotic strategy, regardless of the status of California’s Proposition 19, the...
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Tijuana Cartel Leaves Ominous Message in Sinaloa Heartland

Three warning banners were hung yesterday in various locations around Culiacán, the capital city of Sinaloa, each them mocking Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias "El...
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US Justice Dept: Mexico Violence Implications for the US

Statement for US Senate of Anthony P. Placido Assistant Administrator for Intelligence Drug Enforcement Administration and Kevin L. Perkins Assistant Director,...
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Priest Accused of Accepting Zetas Money

A priest in Pachuca, Hidalgo is under investigation by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office and Church authorities for his alleged connections with the drug...
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Massacre at Tijuana Rehab Center Linked to Marijuana Seizure

After a gang of masked gunmen burst into a rehabilitation center in Tijuana and methodically assassinated 13 patients, El Universal reports that the Sinaloa...
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Police Destroy 134 Tons of Marijuana in Tijuana

In what amounts to the largest marijuana seizure in Mexican history, state police from Baja California and military operatives found 134 tons and 240 kilos of the...
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6 Tijuana Cartel Members Arrested in ‘Cristal’ Raid

A Police sweep last Saturday saw the arrest of six low-level members of the Arellano Félix Organization, also known as the Tijuana...
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Mexico Army Raids Tijuana Cartel Safehouse

Acting on an anonymous tip, the Mexican Army cracked down on a safe house used by the Arellano Félix crime syndicate, also known as the Tijuana Cartel, arresting...
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AQ: Battling Organized Crime in Guatemala

From an article by Morris Panner and Adriana Beltrán published in the Fall 2010 issue of "America´s...