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Mexico Investigates Governor Trio in ‘Politically Motivated’ Corruption Probe

A federal investigation into three former governors of a Mexican border state may be a sincere attempt to crack down on political links with organized crime, but...
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Mexican Goalkeeper ‘Helped Kidnappers Pick Rich Victims’

A goalkeeper suspended from a first-division soccer team in Monterrey, north Mexico, has been arrested on charges of helping a kidnapping ring to select wealthy...
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Police Purge Leaves Monterrey Unguarded, as Cartel Battle Rages

Letras Libras reports from the streets of Monterrey, a north Mexican city bloodied by disputes between the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, where police are in...
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Death of Gulf Cartel ‘Finance Chief’ Sign of Internal Strife?

An alleged financial operator for the Gulf Cartel was killed in Tamaulipas state, north Mexico, in what could be further evidence of infighting within the...
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Mexico Installs Federal Forces in Operation to Secure Veracruz

The Mexican government has announced a plan to send additional federal police and military troops to the Gulf state of Veracruz under a unified command, in an...
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Reports from Drug War Frontline in West Mexico

Five years ago, the central-west states of Jalisco and Zacatecas were a relatively peaceful backwater in Mexico's battles with organized crime, but today the region...
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Behind the ‘Drug War Bloggers’ Murder in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

The murder of two young people, whose bodies were hung from a bridge along with a sign warning against blogging on the drug trade, is only the latest blow in a war...
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Zetas-Milenio Cartel Alliance Heralds Danger for Jalisco

The latest shift in Mexico’s perpetually changing criminal landscape is an alliance between the Zetas and the Milenio Cartel, which could be an ominous sign for...
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Mexico Marines Recapture Fugitive Gulf Cartel Moneyman

Mexico recaptures the alleged chief financial officer of the Gulf Cartel, nine years after he escaped...