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Extradition Process for ‘La Barbie’ Begins

Mexican authorities formally began extradition proceedings for Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias "La Barbie," a former top-level member of the Beltran Leyva...
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Ex-governor Killed in Mexico

Silverio Cavazos Ceballos, the former governor of the western state of Colima, was assassinated...
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‘National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment 2010,’ U.S. Department of Justice

In June The New York Times obtained a leaked U.S. government report on methamphetamine production as well as patterns of its use and price in the United...
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Zeta Leader ‘El Arabe’ Killed in Tabasco

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office reported the death of of the head of operations for the drug trafficking organization known as the Zetas in the state of...
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Mexico’s Military Back on Juarez Streets

The Mexican army will again patrol the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, announced the Mexican Government's general secretary, Carlos Silveyra...
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Mexican Minister of Education: 30% of Drug-Related Deaths are Minors

In a statement released at an international conference on higher education, Mexico City's Secretary of Education Mario Delgado announced that “of the 30 thousand...
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Drug Violence in Tamaulipas Displaces 400 Refugees

Mexico’s “Drug War” has generated its first displaced persons camp, consisting of 400 people taking shelter at a charity facility located in the border city of...
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108 Rescued in Mexican Human Trafficking Bust

Mexican authorites rescued 108 undocumented immigrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, including 33 minors, who had traveled northward seeking work and...
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‘Familia Michoacana’ Offers ‘Truce’ with Authorities

The drug trafficking organization known as the Familia Michoacana distributed a series of flyers and hung banners throughout the state last week offering a truce...