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Calderon Hails Drop in Juarez Violence

Ahead of a May 20 trip to Ciudad Juarez, Mexican President Felipe Calderon took to his Twitter account to praise the embattled border city for a 60 percent drop in...
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Medellin Mafia Dealt Second Blow With Arrest

Colombian police have arrested the alleged second-in-command of a faction of the Medellin mafia, another indication that the security forces are cracking down on...
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Mexico Sends Army Reinforcements to Tamaulipas

Mexico's federal government has sent 500 extra soldiers to Tamaulipas to reinforce security in the crime-ridden border state, where the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel...
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Mexico Sees Record-breaking Drug Murder Toll

Mexico saw its highest monthly toll of murders related to organized crime of the last four years, with 1,402 such killings in April. This is an almost 10 percent...
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Homicides Drop in Colombia

Colombia's National Police say that murders are down eight percent in the first four months of the year compared to the same period last year, reports Caracol....
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Mass Graves Found in Nuevo León

Mexican police announced the discovery of five mass graves near a shooting range in the municipality of Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon. According to Milenio, the...
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U.S. Citizens in Danger of Drug-Related Homicides?

It is no secret that drug-related violence originating from feuds between drug trafficking oganizations (DTOs) in Mexico has been spilling over to the U.S.,...
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Video: Officials Look on Bright Side of Juarez Violence

The mayor of Ciudad Juarez denies that his city, which often tops lists of murder rates worldwide, is the most dangerous in Mexico. This is the latest in a long...
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Rethinking the ‘Spillover’ Effect of Mexican Violence

U.S. border-state politicians have been saying for years that Mexico’s drug violence is on the verge of spreading like wildfire through the American southwest....
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Jamaica Slashes Murder Rates, Human Rights Suffer

Jamaica announced that it has cut its murder rate almost by half, with 236 murders in the first quarter of 2011, compared to 426 in the same period last year. This...
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One Third of 2010 Homicides Occurred Along U.S.-Mex Border

After a bloody weekend in Ciudad Juarez, a new analysis of government statistics sheds light on the patterns of violence along Mexico’s northern border, “ground...
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With Decline of Mexico’s Drug Cartels, Violence on the Rise

As Mexican authorities go after the leaders of drug trafficking organizations, to decapitate and dismantle them, the patterns of violence in the country’s drug war...