Mexico claimed the capture of Juárez Carel kingpin Vicente Carrillo Fuentes AKA "El Viceroy"—yet another take-down of a defeated rival of the hegemonic Sinaloa Cartel.
Border Patrol agents rush through interviews with Central Americans seeking to flee gangs and then send them home to the "threat of murder, rape and other violence."
Mexican authorities claimed another coup against the cartels with the arrest of Héctor Beltran Leyva, last remaining kingpin of the Beltran Leyva Organization.
Reports of a summit of cartel "capos" in Piedras Negras fuel speculation that President Enrique Peña Nieto seeks to rebuild the "Pax Mafiosa" of Mexico's old one-party state.
Authorities in the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila announced that they have recovered at least 500 sets of human remains from mass graves along the Texas border.
Monsanto continues its drive to spread its transgenic corn over Mexico, at the cost of destroying the native varieties and devastating local production.
Six people were strangled to death and one decapitated in the tourist resort of Cancún, while shoot-outs and new mass graves are reported from Monterrey and Tamaulipas.
Authorities in Mexico's coal-producing northern state of Coahuila say that the notorios Zetas, bloodiest of the country's warring cartels, have taken over much of the mining industry.
A Human Rights Watch report finds that Mexican security forces took part in thousands of disappearances over the term of President Felipe Calderón, with little investigation.
The Finnish-based auto parts multinational PKC Group fired independent unionists and signed a contract with a protection union at three assembly plants near the Texas border.
Mexico announced the death of Heriberto Lazcano, maximum leader of Los Zetas—but the body was seized by an armed commando before identification could be confirmed.
Mexican naval forces announced the arrest of Iván Velázquez, AKA “El Taliban”—said to be a top commander of Los Zetas who had recently defected to the rival Gulf Cartel.