North America

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Mexico 09/05/11

National March for Peace highlights growing civil discontent with the fight against organised crime; Zapatistas show public support.


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Mexico 02/05/11

Security and migration dominated political debate this week, whilst the path is laid for independent candidates to run in next year’s election.


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Mexico 25/04/11

Potential changes to the President’s power over the use of the armed forces stirs political debate over militarisation; law to be voted on next week.


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Mexico 18/04/11

Massacre in Tamaulipas continues to dominate headlines, as Tamaulipas Public Security Chief resigns and Mexico City suffers from freak hailstorm.


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Mexico 11/04/11

Marches against increasing levels of drug-related violence and mass graves discovered in Tamaulipas – ‘Zetas’ thought to be responsible.


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Mexico 04/04/11

Attorney General’s resignation results in Mexico’s first female Attorney General and Mayor of Garcia, Nuevo Leon, survives second assassination attempt.


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Mexico 28/03/11

Media pact on coverage of the fight against organised crime raises concerns over censorship.


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Mexico 21/03/11

Cries of “violations of national sovereignty” as U.S. drones fly over Mexican airspace and U.S. ambassador resigns in a tough week for bilateral relations.


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Mexico 14/03/11

Former Tijuana police chief sent to clean up Ciudad Juarez – Sinaloa Cartel responds by dumping of a half-dead, tortured victim to welcome his arrival.


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Mexico 07/03/11

Presidents Calderon and Obama discuss the war on drugs and US government revealed to have trafficked weapons to Mexican drug cartels.


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Mexico 28/02/11

Murderer of US agent brought to immediate justice whilst family members of the murdered activist Josefina Reyes found dead this week in Ciudad Juarez.


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Mexico 20/02/11

Florence Cassez, French kidnapper imprisoned in Mexico sparks diplomatic war of words and US immigration agent killed in San Luis Potosi by gunmen.


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Mexico 13/02/11

Radio journalist Carmen Aristegui fired following on-air accusations that President Calderon may be an alcoholic and US Army Subsecretary labels drug cartels “insurgents” then later retracts comments


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Mexico 07/02/11

Human Rights Watch denounces military and police involvement in civilian deaths, whilst US government warns citizens against travel to certain areas of Mexico.


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Mexico 31/01/11

Hillary Clinton visits Mexico and praises counter-drugs efforts.
Bishop Samuel Ruiz, defender of indigenous rights, dies at age 86.


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Mexico 24/01/11

Explosives and prison breaks dominate news as drug war continues to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, political attention turns to elections in 2012.


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Mexico 16/01/11

Activist Susana Chavez found dead in Juarez as violence continues and US drugs czar aims to reduce fears of violence spilling over the border.


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Mexico 09/01/11

Bloodshed in Acapulco as drug violence attacks become more erratic. President Calderon reshuffles his cabinet team and US border agent shoots 17 year old.


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Mexico 02/01/11

Motives remain unknown for the string of high profile murders in northern Mexico, as the La Familia cartel issues a truce and accuses the Federal Police of framing them for recent violence.


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Mexico 26/12/2010

Anger grows over Marisela Escobedo’s assassination.
Kidnappings of USA-bound migrants on the rise.