Protests in Mexico against the drug wars
Thousands Gather for Peace March Across Mexico To Protest Drug Wars
By Adriana Rivera | 06/09/2011 - 15:15

13 buses and at least 25 cars full of people are traveling in caravan through Mexico on their way to Ciudad Juarez, infamously known as the world’s murder capital.


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UPDATE: Mexican Police Chief Marisol Valles Garcia Flees Country, Seeks Asylum in the U.S.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/08/2011 - 15:45

UPDATE: After being hailed as “the bravest woman in Mexico” for becoming a 20-year-old female police chief in a town where drug cartels had beheaded her predecessor, Marisol Valles Garcia of drug-embattled Pradexis Guerrero apparently crossed the border and is seeking asylum in the United States for herself and her infant son. Local officials fired her on Monday for not returning to work.


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Watch: 3 Reasons Governor Jan Brewer is Wrong to Claim Most Immigrants are "Drug Mules"
By Mariela Rosario | 06/29/2010 - 08:00

Although many are criticizing Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's recent assertion on local TV station KTVK that most immigrants trying to cross the border into Arizona are "drug mules," it's not the first time the Governor has made this argument. During a debate between the Arizona's four Republican candidates for governor earlier this month, Brewer made the same claims. This past weekend, when asked by a local reporter to clarify her argument, she said, "Well, we all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules.


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15 Teens Murdered in Grizzly Ciudad Juarez Attack
By Mariela Rosario | 02/01/2010 - 12:55

In the deadliest attack the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez has seen since Sept. 2009, fifteen young people between the ages of 15 and 20 were murdered when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on the house where they were celebrating a friend's birthday.


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Drug Violence Continues to Plague Mexico’s Northern Border
By Christine Estevez | 07/14/2009 - 12:03

A dozen bound and tortured bodies were discovered dumped on the side of a remote highway in Michoacán. Police found the latest victims of the ongoing battle between rival drug traffickers on Monday.
A threatening message was located near the beaten bodies of 11 men and one woman piled up and wrapped in a tarp, police revealed at the scene. Sadly, this has become a frequent occurrence: Last week, police found four bodies and a menacing note in the same spot.


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Drug Violence Rocks Tourist Mecca of Acapulco
By Mariela Rosario | 06/10/2009 - 17:10

Another day, another story of violence in Mexico spurred by the ongoing war between the government and drug cartels. But now, the violence has spilled over into the tourist destination of Acapulco, causing dozens of frightened visitors to flee their hotels and head home.


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Mexico Arrests 27 High-Ranking Officials in Drug Raid
By Mariela Rosario | 05/27/2009 - 11:00

Mexican authorities have detained 27 high-ranking officials—including 10 mayors, a judge and an aide to the governor of Michoacan—on suspicion of corruption and cooperation with infamous drug cartels. These latest arrests come just a few short days after members of the Mihoacan drug cartel known as La Familia were detained. La Familia is largely considered to be one of the most violent drug gangs in Mexico. 


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More than 50 Inmates Break Out of Prison in Zacatecas, Mexico
By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2009 - 09:50

A small armed militia broke into a maximum security prison in Zacatecas, Mexico over the weekend and succeeded in freeing over 50 prisoners while making a clean get away. About 20 armed men, disguised as Federal Police, managed to break into the Cieneguillas prison in under 5 minutes. They arrived with 15 vehicles and a helicopter, gained access to the prison by claiming they were there to transport a prisoner and managed to free the inmates without firing a single shot.


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Four Latino Tourists Found Murdered in Tijuana
By Mariela Rosario | 05/15/2009 - 11:30

Four young Latinos who crossed into Tijuana for a night of partying were found murdered in the border city, U.S. officials confirmed yesterday.


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Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom Implicated in Murder Cover-Up
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2009 - 12:20

Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom has been hit with allegations that he ordered and then covered up the murder of Rodrigo Rosenberg, 47, a Guatemalan lawyer who has shocked the country with a posthumous video implicating the president in his assassination.


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