Tag Archives: Michoacan

Mexico’s drug war as seen through the eyes of children

Guadalajara, Mexico – One image captures a fierce shoot-out between rival drug cartels, with several lifeless bodies slumped on the street in pools of their own blood. Another shows a gang member hurling a grenade at a police officer. A … 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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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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