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Mexico: Gulf Cartel kingpin busted

The presumed kingpin of the Gulf Cartel, Mario Ramírez Treviño AKA “El Pelón,” was arrested by Mexican army troops along with two henchmen in Río Bravo, Tamaulipas.

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Mexico: Zetas boss busted; kid brother ascends?

Mexican naval forces captured Miguel Angel Treviño Morales AKA “Z-40,” head of the notorious Zetas cartel—but his younger brother, “Z-42,” is poised to be the new boss.

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Mexico: army rescues 165 kidnapped migrants

Thousands of migrants continue to be killed or kidnapped each year as they try to cross Mexico to the US; activists say Mexican officials are involved in some of the crimes.

Mexico

Mexican media mum on murderous mayhem

Gangland street shoot-outs in Tamaulipas left scores dead this past week just south of the Texas border—without a word of coverage in Mexico’s media, due to cartel threats.

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Mexico called to task over disappeared

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.

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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)