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Many say armed self-defense groups are filling a vacuum left by a near-absent government, becoming Mexico's next big security challenge.
Officials claim the radioactive material is cleaned up and all are safe, bringing a nine-day saga to a close. Many locals aren’t buying it.
Medical exams found no contamination in local police. But reports emerged Friday that two people are seeking treatment for radiation symptoms.
‘We think these were common thieves. The danger is they have no idea what they're dealing with,’ a government official said of the stolen cobalt-60.
Another presidential candidate has won on a police state platform in a country with alarming violent crime.
Analysis: Barack Obama’s top officials found a window in a busy foreign agenda for an uneasy neighbor, vowing to drop the old ‘America’s backyard’ talk and work as peers.
Police have arrested two suspects in the slaughter of eight family members, including very young children, allegedly over a $120 gambling debt.
Officials are pulling corpses from one clandestine grave in the fading tourist spot Acapulco and another near a popular US and Canadian retiree town in Lake Chapala.
In Michoacan’s meth heartland, a drug gang has gone medieval, militias are up in arms, and the government has put boots on the ground. Didn’t Mexico see this coming?
The bishops have had it with drug gangs terrorizing their flock. Now they’re finally speaking out.
Mayor Ygnacio Lopez had staged a hunger strike outside Mexico’s senate demanding help against gangs. Officials claim a car accident killed him, but others insist he was murdered like dozens of other Mexican mayors.
‘What a good thing that we can go out at night for dinner again,’ says a Juarez chef who’s returned from a drug war-imposed exile in Texas.
With their winning football team Jaguares, Mexico’s bad news city can’t lose.
Mexico’s onetime murder capital is making a spectacular, however tenuous, comeback. The rest of Mexico, and the world, should watch closely.
Latin America's heavyweight champ is poised to add a 5 percent tax on junk food and soft drinks, and it has New York City's mayor to thank — or to blame.
Two out of five town halls remain threatened by organized crime, after dozens of mayors have been murdered or gone missing in more than six years of drug war.
'The death threats were absolutely real,' Spanish indie band said reportedly after ransom calls were made to their relatives in Spain.
Between Brazil's rage over US spying and Bolivia's fury over diverted flights, Latin American leaders have found plenty to gripe about this week.
A YouTube video attributed to the feared drug cartel trumpets the gangsters' aid efforts after two storms slammed Mexico from both sides.
Vigilantes elected US citizen Nestora Salgado their commander. She's one of many women taking up arms against crime in Mexico. Now she’s in jail and critics say her militia’s out of control.