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  • FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2010 file photo, a man holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Nazario will always live in our hearts," referring to La Familia drug cartel leader Nazario Moreno Gonzalez during a demonstration after the government announced he was killed in Apatzingan, Mexico. Years later on Sunday, March 9, 2014, officials say they are trying to determine if a man killed in an early morning shootout is Moreno. Some residents of Michoacan have reported seeing Moreno as his former cartel, La Familia Michoacana, was morphing into the more vicious and powerful Knights Templar. (AP Photo/Primera Plana, File)

    'Slain' Mexico cartel leader dies a second time

    Cartel kingpin Nazario Moreno Gonzalez had two lives.

  • **FILE** This photo shows armed members of a local self-defense group wearing white T-shirts with the slogan "For a Free Aquila" stand at a street corner in the town of Aquila, Mexico, on  July 23, 2013. At least 23 bodies were found in two neighboring states in western Mexico where drug cartels, vigilantes and security forces have been fighting for much of the year, authorities said on Aug. 17, 2013. The state prosecutor in Michoacan said that nine bodies, hands bound and shot, were found on an abandoned property near the town of Buenavista Tomatlan along with a sign indicating they may have been members of the Knights Templar cartel. (Associated Press)

    Mexico's new gov't follows old drug war strategy

    With the capture of two top drug lords in little more than a month, the new government of President Enrique Pena Nieto is following an old strategy it has openly criticized for causing more violence and crime.

  • Briefly: Calderon aims to cement legacy with last address

    President Felipe Calderon said Monday that he has improved the rule of the law and armored the economy in his six years in office.

  • Forensic experts examine the area in which 49 mutilated bodies were found on a highway connecting the northern Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to the U.S. border in the town of San Juan, Mexico, on Sunday, May 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

    Mexico drug war's latest toll: 49 headless bodies

    Police found 49 mutilated bodies scattered in a pool of blood near the border with the United States, a region in which Mexico's two dominant drug cartels are trying to outdo each other in bloodshed while warring over smuggling routes.

  • "Everything's been all right so far, but going forward, I'm afraid. Sometimes criminal guys hop on the train, and they'll rob you or kill you. ... Yeah, I'm scared." -Victor Caseres, 26, who had traveled 750 miles by hopping freight trains  to arrive at the shelter (Keith Dannemiller/Special to The Washington Times)

    Central Americans determined to trek north to U.S.

    Migrants in search of jobs in the U.S. face a gantlet of life-or-death risks in their treks across Mexico from its southern border: Many fall prey to extortion, kidnapping, rape and killing by crooked police and criminal gangs.

  • A woman sees a relative lying dead on the ground after he was killed by gunmen in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in December 2010. (Associated Press)

    47,000 people killed in drug violence in Mexico

    More than 47,000 people have been killed in drug violence in the five years since President Felipe Calderon launched a military crackdown against drug cartels, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, July 14, 2010, file photo, Mexico's Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora attends his swearing-in ceremony at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City. The Mexican government said on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, that Mora, Mexico's No. 2 government official next to the president, has died in a helicopter crash with seven others, including the pilot. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

    Mexico loss of 2nd in charge won't change drug war

    He was the face of Mexico's federal government, the chief public servant carrying a message to stay tough and bringing new offensives to states beleaguered by drug violence.

  • Mexico offers reward in casino attack

    The Mexican government is offering a $2.4 million reward for information leading to the arrest of armed men who torched a casino, leaving 52 people dead in what President Felipe Calderon condemned as an "abhorrent and barbaric" assault on men and women left to burn and choke to death in a blazing inferno.

  • A federal police officer and soldiers patrol near the Casino Royale after a deadly assault in Monterrey, Mexico, Friday Aug. 26, 2011. Mexican officials say a group of at least eight assailants poured gasoline inside the casino before setting it on fire on Thursday, trapping dozens of people inside and killing at least 52 people. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    More than 50 civilians dead in Mexico arson attack

    Lorena Villareal Elizondo went to meet a friend at the Casino Royale, a popular low-cost lunch spot, when armed men burst through the door shouting: "Get out! Get out! We're going to burn everything!"

  • Mexico's president becomes TV adventure guide

    President Felipe Calderon is figuratively going out on a limb _ and literally down a sinkhole, up a river (with a paddle) and over the top of a few pyramids _ in an attempt to boost Mexico's flagging tourism industry.

  • Illustration: Fast and Furious by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    FARAGO: Was CIA behind Operation Fast and Furious?

    Why did the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) let criminals buy firearms, smuggle them across the Mexican border and deliver them into the hands of vicious drug cartels? The ATF claims it launched its now-disgraced Operation Fast and Furious in 2009 to catch the "big fish." Fast and Furious was designed to stem the "Iron River" flowing from American gun stores into the cartels' arsenals. The bureau says it allowed gun smuggling so it could track the firearms and arrest the cartel members downstream. Not true.

  • Bono talks drug violence with Mexico's president

    U2's Bono has met with President Felipe Calderon and the two discussed the drug violence and poverty affecting Mexico.

  • Embassy Row

    Carlos Pascual, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico who resigned last weekend in a diplomatic scandal that outraged officials south of the border, remains at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, where he is helping with a transition to a new chief of mission.

  • Pascual

    Envoy to Mexico WikiLeaks casualty

    WikiLeaks claimed its first diplomatic casualty over the weekend: U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual resigned amid the furor about the release of cables that harshly criticized Mexico's drug-war efforts under President Felipe Calderon.

  • Mexican federal police cluster together Dec. 6 after a commando tried unsuccessfully to free inmates being transferred from the court back to prison in Ciudad Juarez. (Associated Press)

    Uphill effort to save Ciudad Juarez

    Since President Felipe Calderon personally launched a $274 million program to increase education, jobs and safety in February, Ciudad Juarez has experienced its most violent year — topping 3,000 murders by mid-December.

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