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War crimes complaint filed against Mexican president

War crimes complaint filed against Mexican president

Mexican activists have filed a war-crimes complaint against President Felipe Calderón at the International Criminal Court, claiming some  470 cases of human rights violations by the army or police in their war on…

U.S. accused of dumping criminals into Mexico

U.S. accused of dumping criminals into Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon this week accused the United States of dumping criminals at the border to avoid the cost of prosecuting them, and claimed the practice has increased violence…

Car bomb detonated against Mexican troops

Car bomb detonated against Mexican troops

Mexican army soldiers deployed as part of that nation’s Northeast Operation in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon survived a car bombing yesterday that may indicate a dangerous escalation in Mexico’s ongoing drug…

Gang war overflows into Mexican prisons

Gang war overflows into Mexican prisons

Mexican authorities have reported that a minimum of 20 prisoners were killed and 12 injured in Saturday rioting at a prison housing drug gang members  in the violent border city…

Robbers preying on Cuernavaca nightclubs

Robbers preying on Cuernavaca nightclubs

Mexico’s General Prosecutor’s Office for Morelos is warning against criminal groups specializing in robbery and “express kidnapping”, operating both inside and outside of Cuernavaca nightclubs. Ministerial Police coordinator Jose Robles…

Over 100 Mexican cops arrested along US border

Over 100 Mexican cops arrested along US border

Soldiers from the Mexican Army and Marines yesterday detained 110 police officers from three towns in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, for presumed affiliations with organized crime. Arrested…

Mexican drug trade now ruled by two cartels

Mexican drug trade now ruled by two cartels

After nearly four years  and 40,000 dead, Mexican president Felipe Calderón’s offensive against the five major drug cartels in his country has left two of them dominating the market. While…

UNODC director meets with Mexican president

UNODC director meets with Mexican president

Addressing the press after meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderón this week, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Director Yury Fedotov stressed the impact that organized crime has…

Mexican troops and Federales ordered to Veracruz

Mexican troops and Federales ordered to Veracruz

The administration of Mexican President Felipe Calderon this week ordered troops and federal police to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, where 35 bound, seminude, tortured bodies were dumped on…

Mexican government rejects call for death squads

Mexican government rejects call for death squads

The government of Mexico says it is investigating internet videos made by masked men who vow to exterminate the violent Zetas drug cartel, saying it rejects such vigilante methods. So…

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