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At least two dead in Mexican anti-cartel offensive linked to local police forces

The Mexican government has so far identified 36 of 42 presumed drug cartel affiliates killed in a security operation at a ranch near Tanhuato, in the western state of Michoacan, last Friday. Of this number, relatives of 33 have claimed … Continue reading

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Suspicions of massacre as forty-three killed in offensive against drug cartel

Federal authorities have rejected suggestions that 42 presumed drug cartel affiliates who died in a police operation at a ranch near Tanhuato, Michoacan were victims of a massacre. The government says that a group of armed criminals, the majority of … Continue reading

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Report implicates federal police in civilian murders

An investigative journalist has reported that security forces executed at least 16 unarmed civilians during a confrontation in the western state of Michoacan in January. The report, which was presented by Mexican journalist Laura Castellanos, puts into doubt the government’s … Continue reading

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Domingo Villa: Killer left unsupervised during prison visit murders entire family ‘after children complain about their mother’

Former police officer Domingo Villa –– who was already serving life for killing his wife -–murdered his girlfriend, two children and a step-daughter then tried to take his own life. Read the complete article at the Daily Mirror

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Teen mother sells newborn baby

A 19-year-old mother in Guadalajara has been charged with selling her newborn baby to two female strangers and then reporting the child as kidnapped. The baby, named Beatriz, was discovered in a vacant lot in Guadalajara’s 18 de Marzo neighborhood … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro longs for Mexico return

Acclaimed producer-director Guillermo del Toro has expressed his desire to film again in Mexico. Speaking at the International Festival of Cinema in Guadalajara, the “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Pacific Rim” director spoke of his longing to return. “I owe it to … Continue reading

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The cherry on top? Top narco bust may empower Jalisco drug cartel

With the capture of one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords, Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, the government has created a power vacuum that could be filled by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). The 49-year-old leader of the Knights Templar was … Continue reading

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U.S Ambassador condemns attacks on freedom of expression

U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne has released a statement denouncing aggressions against the press in Mexico. “Freedom of expression is one of the pillars of democracy and a priority of the government of the United States,” the ambassador said. “We energetically … Continue reading

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Mexican father and son receive hero’s welcome after 24-day-ordeal at sea

Two fishermen survived 24 days lost at sea before being rescued by a cargo boat off the coast of Guerrero, Southern Mexico. Daniel Guerrero Martinez, 42, and his son Isaias, 18, reported that they survived on a diet of raw fish. … Continue reading

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“I knew they wouldn’t clap,” complains embattled Mexican president

In a press conference on Tuesday that was supposed to revitalize Enrique Peña Nieto’s tarnished image, the Mexican president committed a major gaffe, overshadowing any favorable coverage of the event. After announcing that he was appointing a special prosecutor to … Continue reading

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