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Mexico: new ‘massacre’ in Michoacán

Survivors are questioning official accounts of a shoot-out between Mexican federal forces and a narco gang that left over 40 dead in the Michoacán town of Tanhuato.

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Chiapas peasants march against narco-violence

Maya indigenous peasants in Mexico's southern Chiapas state marched cross-country to oppose violence by narco gangs and the corruption of local authorities that protect them.

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Mexico: a new Pax Mafiosa?

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.

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Mexico busts Jalisco cartel kingpin

Mexican security forces announced the arrest of a top leader of the New Generation drug cartel, based in the western state of Jalisco, and linked to the Michoacán violence.

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Narco-terrorism in Michoacán

Nearly half a million were left without electricity after 18 substations were blown up in a wave of coordinated attacks across Mexico’s west-central state of Michoacán.

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Mexico: notorious kingpin Caro Quintero freed

Mexico’s most notorious kingpin, Rafael Caro Quintero, was released from Puente Grande federal prison in Jalisco where he had been incarcerated for the past 28 years. 

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Army troops sent to patrol Mexico City suburb

Mexico has for the first time sent soldiers to patrol suburbs of the capital, following the slaying of a politician in Nezahualcóyotl—the latest in a wave of killings in the district.

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West Bank wall still defies World Court

Residents of Ciudad Guzmán, in Mexico's west-central state of Jalisco, took to the streets to demand the withdrawal of military troops from the municipality—and the reappearance alive of two local youths. Mexican naval troops were ordered to the town, also known as Zapotlan el Grande, to fight the New Generation cartel, but were accused by locals of "disappearing" the two young residents—one just 17 years old. In both cases, witnesses claim the young men were detained by the Navy and were never seen again. Navy troops fired shots in the air after the rally turned violent, with protesters throwing rocks and bottles—possibly due to infiltration by provocateurs. At least three were reported wounded. (Photo: El Sol de Mexico)