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  • Vigilantes say Mexico government persecuting them

    Leaders of Mexican vigilante groups that rose up against the Knights Templar drug cartel in western Michoacan state say they are being persecuted not only by criminals but also by authorities, who recently detained one of their top leaders.


  • Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. After 13 years on the run, narrow escapes from the military, law enforcement and rivals, Guzman is back in Mexican custody. Now starts what is likely to be a lengthy and complicated legal process to decide which country gets to try him first.  (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

    Mexico makes clear it will hold on to 'El Chapo'

    Mexico made clear Tuesday it is determined to keep Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in its highest-security prison for the foreseeable future, putting off U.S. extradition in a move that could bolster President Enrique Pena Nieto's nationalist credentials but also shine a spotlight on the country's woeful judicial system.


  • Mexico makes clear it will hold on to 'El Chapo'

    Mexico made clear Tuesday it is determined to keep Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in its highest-security prison for the foreseeable future, putting off U.S. extradition in a move that could bolster President Enrique Pena Nieto's nationalist credentials but also shine a spotlight on the country's woeful judicial system.


  • FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2014 file photo, armed men belonging to the Self-Defense Council of Michoacan, (CAM), stand guard at a checkpoint set up by the self-defense group at the entrance to the town of Antunez, Mexico. The government announced Monday that it had reached a deal with vigilante leaders to incorporate the armed civilian groups into old and largely forgotten quasi-military units called the Rural Defense Corps. Vigilante leaders met Tuesday Jan. 28, with government officials to hash out details of the agreement. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, file)

    Mexican vigilante legalization plan carries risks

    After months of tacit cooperation with rural vigilantes trying to drive out a cult-like drug cartel, the Mexican government is seeking to permanently solve one of its toughest security problems with a plan to legalize the growing movement and bring it under the army's control.


  • Protestors line up outside the prison walls just before receiving word that the scheduled execution of Mexican national Edgar Tamayo would proceed Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Huntsville, Texas . Tamayo was convicted of killing a Houston police officer 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

    A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.


  • In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, a woman holds up a sign showing a photo of Texas death-row inmate Edgar Tamayo that reads in Spanish "The town of Miacatlan offers you our support, Edgar Tamayo Arias" during a protest demanding Tamayo's pardon in his hometown of Miacatlan, Mexico.  Lawyers for 46-year-old Edgar Tamayo are suing Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, challenging what they argue is an unfair and secretive clemency process in Texas. Tamayo is set for lethal injection on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Huntsville. (AP Photo/Tony Rivera)

    Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

    A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.


  • Mexico objects to US execution of Mexican man

    The Mexican government said Sunday it "strongly rejects" the execution scheduled this week in Texas of a Mexican man convicted of killing a police officer.


  • US, Canadian boaters left in limbo in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — When heavily armed marines and government tax agents stormed eight marinas on Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts, boaters thought they were witnessing a major drug takedown.


  • Mexico demands Sotheby's halt auction of artifacts

    The Mexican government is demanding that Sotheby's auction house halt the planned sale of 51 pre-Columbian Mexican artifacts, arguing they are protected national historical pieces.


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