By Fox News Latino | 04/01/2011 - 16:15
Mexican President Felipe Calderón has nominated his top organized crime prosecutor, Marisela Morales, to become attorney general. If confirmed, she would be the first woman to hold the post.
In nominating Morales, Calderón said the current head of the organized crime special investigations unit "enjoys prestige inside and outside the country."
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2010 - 09:30
Journalists have been murdered at an alarming rate in Mexico over the last few years, and the frightening trend has effectively paralyzed the local news industry. After the murder of a photojournalist at Ciudad Juarez's biggest paper, the Diario de Juárez, the staff responded with a front page editorial pleading with the cartels: "We need you to explain to us what you want us to publish and what not."
By Grace Bastidas | 07/10/2010 - 10:00
On June 26, Mexican crooner Sergio Vega, known as “El Shaka,” was gunned down in Sinaloa state, just hours before dismissing rumors that he had already been killed.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/21/2009 - 10:08
The brutal murder of General Julian Aristides Gonzalez, which occurred after he dropped his daughter off at school just days ago, is the latest indication of the extent to which drug violence is wreaking havoc all across Latin America. Honduras is at the crossroads of drug smuggling, and Gonzalez found himself trying to handle the situation with the smugglers from Colombia, as well as handling the increasing presence of Mexico's drug cartels.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/09/2009 - 10:00
In a report released yesterday, Amnesty International accused the Mexican Army of committing numerous human rights violations, including torture and forced dissapearances in the country's ongoing war against the drug cartels. The human rights watchdog group also accuses local authorities of ignoring the abuses and failure to investigate the allegations.
By Anabell Romero | 07/30/2009 - 11:46
The home of the police commander of Veracruz, Mexico, Jesus Antonio Romero, was set on fire on Wednesday morning, killing him and his family. Romero had just recently been appointed operations chief for the joint police force of Veracruz and Boca del Rio when an unknown number of gunmen attacked his home.