Crime in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30820/all en Nine Mexican police killed in ambush: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/nine-mexican-police-killed-ambush-official-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gunmen have killed nine Mexican police officers and wounded another in an ambush in Guerrero, a southwestern state beset by drug violence, prosecutors said Wednesday.</p> <p>The Guerrero prosecutor's office announced on its Facebook page "the death of nine state police officers killed in the line of duty" late Tuesday.</p> <p>The officers were in patrol cars when the gunmen attacked them on a road in the town of Apaxtla de Castrejon, which is located in a region known as "Tierra Caliente" ("Hot Land") that has been the scene of brutal gang turf wars.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/nine-mexican-police-killed-ambush-official-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War Organized crime AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748104 at http://www.globalpost.com Nine Mexican police killed in ambush: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/nine-mexican-police-killed-ambush-official-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gunmen have killed nine Mexican police officers and wounded another in an ambush in Guerrero, a southwestern state beset by a crime wave from its Acapulco resort to its rural mountains, prosecutors said Wednesday.</p> <p>The Guerrero prosecutor's office announced on its Facebook page "the death of nine state police officers killed in the line of duty" late Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/nine-mexican-police-killed-ambush-official-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War Organized crime Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:46:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748176 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico's 'Chapo' is Chicago's new Public Enemy No. 1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/mexicos-chapo-chicagos-new-public-enemy-no-1-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Move over Al Capone: Chicago has declared Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman the city's public enemy number one.</p> <p>The boss of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, whose nickname means "Shorty" in Mexican slang, became just the second criminal to be labeled as the Windy City's top foe.</p> <p>Guzman, the Chicago Crime Commission said, "has easily surpassed the carnage and social destruction that was caused by Capone." The kingpin is accused of using Chicago "as his drug trafficking hub for the Midwest."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/mexicos-chapo-chicagos-new-public-enemy-no-1-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War Organized crime AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:31:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757035 at http://www.globalpost.com Life returns gingerly to Mexico's city of death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/life-returns-gingerly-mexicos-city-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A young crowd filled "El Rudo" bar in Ciudad Juarez, laughing at jokes, downing beers and dancing to Shakira tunes, no longer afraid to go out after dark in the Mexican city once known as the world's murder capital.</p> <p>Just over a year ago, the 30 university students would have stayed locked indoors after sunset, like many people in Juarez, afraid of falling victim to a stray bullet, carjacking or kidnapping amid a raging war between drug cartels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/life-returns-gingerly-mexicos-city-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:00:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760732 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala checking if Mexico drug lord killed in clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/guatemala-checking-if-mexico-drug-lord-killed-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guatemalan authorities are investigating whether Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was killed in an armed clash near the Mexican border on Thursday, the interior minister said.</p> <p>"The first information we have is that it could be him," Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez told local radio, without giving details about who was involved in the clash in the Peten department, which borders Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/guatemala-checking-if-mexico-drug-lord-killed-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crime in Mexico Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Mexican Drug War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:30:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762901 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala checking if Mexico drug lord killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/guatemala-checking-if-mexico-drug-lord-killed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guatemalan authorities are investigating whether Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was killed in an armed clash near the border with Mexico on Thursday.</p> <p>"The first information we have is that it could be him," Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez told local radio, without giving details about who was involved in the clash in Peten department, which borders Mexico.</p> <p>But he cautioned that authorities could not be "100 percent" certain and were examining photographs to determine whether Mexico's most wanted man was indeed killed. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/guatemala-checking-if-mexico-drug-lord-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War Organized crime War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:45:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762942 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala checking if Mexico drug lord killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/guatemala-checking-if-mexico-drug-lord-killed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guatemalan authorities are investigating whether Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was killed in an armed clash near the border with Mexico on Thursday.</p> <p>"The first information we have is that it could be him," Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez told local radio, without giving details about who was involved in the clash in Peten department, which borders Mexico.</p> <p>But he cautioned that authorities could not be "100 percent" certain and were examining photographs to determine whether Mexico's most wanted man was indeed killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/guatemala-checking-if-mexico-drug-lord-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War Organized crime War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 06:00:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762944 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala checking if Mexico drug lord killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/guatemala-checking-if-mexico-drug-lord-killed-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guatemalan authorities are investigating whether Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was killed in a clash between traffickers near the border with Mexico on Thursday.</p> <p>"The first information we have is that it could be him," Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez told local radio, cautioning that authorities could not be "100 percent" certain.</p> <p>Officials said fingerprints and photos were taken to determine whether Mexico's most wanted man was indeed dead. The information was being cross-checked with Mexican authorities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/guatemala-checking-if-mexico-drug-lord-killed-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 06:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762986 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala checking if Mexico drug lord killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/guatemala-checking-if-mexico-drug-lord-killed-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guatemalan authorities said late Thursday they had no proof that a clash between traffickers that was rumored to have killed Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman had actually taken place.</p> <p>Earlier officials said they were investigating whether Guzman, Mexico's most wanted man, had been killed in a shootout in a jungle area of the Peten department.</p> <p>But Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez told AFP that "we are ending the night patrol because we have not found any evidence that tells us that there was a confrontation."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/guatemala-checking-if-mexico-drug-lord-killed-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:15:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763064 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala says no evidence Mexican drug kingpin killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/guatemala-says-no-evidence-mexican-drug-kingpin-killed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guatemala said Friday there was no evidence Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was killed near the Mexican border, but authorities were still scouring the area.</p> <p>Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez, who had stated late Thursday that there was preliminary information that Mexico's most wanted man may have been killed in a clash between traffickers, said there was no proof that a shootout had taken place.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/guatemala-says-no-evidence-mexican-drug-kingpin-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crime in Mexico Mauricio Lopez Mexican Drug War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:16:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763916 at http://www.globalpost.com Grenade attack wounds 2 at gov't complex in northeast Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/grenade-attack-wounds-2-at-govt-complex-northeast-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Feb 20 (EFE).- A grenade attack on state government offices in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, wounded at least two people, officials said.</p> <p>The assailants threw two hand grenades at the state office complex on Tuesday afternoon, targeting the employees of the various agencies based in the facility, a spokesman for the Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office said.</p> <p>Paramedics treated the wounded for cuts caused by shrapnel from the grenades.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/grenade-attack-wounds-2-at-govt-complex-northeast-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime in Mexico Labor Law Mexican Drug War Mexico Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:17:03 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767085 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican gov't identifies drug lord as top target http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/mexican-govt-identifies-drug-lord-top-target <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Feb 15 (EFE).- Capturing fugitive Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is the Mexican government's "most important" objective, one of the country's highest officials said Friday.</p> <p>The administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, who took office Dec. 1, has a "very clear" aim to apprehend Guzman, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong told MVS radio.</p> <p>He said Mexico's security forces are on the trail of El Chapo ("Shorty"), who escaped from a maximum security prison in January 2001.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/mexican-govt-identifies-drug-lord-top-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Mexico Disaster Mexican Drug War Organized crime Politics Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:19:04 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767111 at http://www.globalpost.com Police chief missing, brothers murdered in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/police-chief-missing-brothers-murdered-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Feb 19 (EFE).- The police chief of the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo is missing and two of his brothers have been murdered, prosecutors said.</p> <p>Roberto Alejandro Balmori Garza's whereabouts is not known and orders have been given to find the municipal police chief, the Tamaulipas state Attorney General's Office said in a statement.</p> <p>Prosecutors, however, did not say what theories investigators had about the police chief's disappearance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/police-chief-missing-brothers-murdered-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War Paramilitary organizations Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:22:25 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767199 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican drug lord booted from rich list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/mexican-drug-lord-booted-rich-list <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A feared Mexican drug lord who made an unusual addition to Forbes' list of top billionaires has been dropped from the latest ranking because his assets are hard to calculate, the magazine said.</p> <p>The 2013 list, which came out Monday with another Mexican, telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim, at the top, has "kicked out" Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the business magazine said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/mexican-drug-lord-booted-rich-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:16:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773152 at http://www.globalpost.com 4 Cops, 3 civilians killed in northwest Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/4-cops-3-civilians-killed-northwest-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Culiacan, Mexico, Mar 4 (EFE).- The bodies of four municipal police officers and three civilians were found in El Rosario, a city in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, a city official said Monday.</p> <p>A charred SUV and 70 bullet casings from weapons of different calibers were found at the site where the bodies were discovered, El Rosario Mayor Edgar Gonzalez Satarain said.</p> <p>El Rosario, a city in the mountains of Sinaloa, had "been spared these acts of violence," the mayor said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/4-cops-3-civilians-killed-northwest-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crime in Mexico Mexican Drug War Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:16:50 +0000 Agencia EFE 5773253 at http://www.globalpost.com