you may not know this but there is a war going on just south of the border with Texas
This past week in Mexico
The bodies of four men were found in various parts of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, with their heads covered in plastic bags.
Authorities in Ocampo, Guanajuato state, reported finding the bodies of three alleged human smugglers who had been shot dead. A small group of
soldiers later arrived in the state to quell violence between rival smuggling gangs.
Three brothers believed involved in drug trafficking were found shot dead in Pueblo Nuevo, Durango state.
Five people died when armed men opened fire on police and government officials in Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero state.
A man and a woman were shot dead outside a house in Culiacan, Sinaloa state.
At least one police officer was wounded when police and soldiers exchanged gunfire and engaged in a vehicle pursuit in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state.
Military and police officials disagree on who fired the first shot.
Military forces rescued three kidnapping victims — who included a resident of El Paso, Texas — from a kidnapping gang’s safe-house in Ciudad
Juarez, Chihuahua state.
Gunmen opened fire on the vehicle of a Chihuahua state prison official driving a government vehicle in Ciudad Juarez. He reportedly was wounded in the
Five men allegedly connected with the Gulf cartel were detained in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state, in possession of more than $6 million, the federal
A man was shot dead in his home in Culiacan, Sinaloa state by two men who presented themselves as police officers. In the nearby town of Fuerte,
police found the bodies of two men with gunshot wounds and bearing signs of torture.
Authorities found the body of a man in a suburb of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state; the victim, who had been shot dead, had been reported kidnapped
Victor Varela, the alleged leader of a weapons smuggling organization believed to be the top supplier to the Juarez cartel, was arrested in Arizona,
the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced. Varela stands accused of organizing the shipment of firearms purchased by
straw men to Juarez cartel members in Palomas, Chihuahua state.
Two armed men robbed a bank in downtown Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, around noon; they fled with an unknown amount of money.
An alleged drug gang member died when he was shot five times at close range by rival gang members in a suburb of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state.
Five soldiers of the Mexican army, including a major, were detained in January for supplying information to Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El
Chapo” Guzman Loera about military operations, the office of the Mexican federal Attorney General announced.
Six people died in a firefight involving police officers and two army deserters believed to be involved in organized criminal activity in Lampazos,
Nuevo Leon state.
The United States may issue a heightened travel alert warning of a growing threat to foreign visitors in certain parts of Mexico, the U.S. ambassador
to Mexico said while visiting Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state. An existing alert will expire April 15.
Three police officers died and one was wounded when gunmen opened fire on their patrol car as they responded to an emergency call in a central plaza
in Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacan, Chiapas state.
One man died and another was wounded when a group of gunmen traveling in an SUV opened fire on the pair with assault rifles in a Mexico City suburb.
Police near Tijuana, Baja California state, found the bodies of a man and a woman bound at the hands and with gunshot wounds to the head.
Fourteen drug gang members were reported killed in a firefight in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua state, though the army recovered only six bodies hours
after the engagement. Authorities said the battle involved members of two rival drug gangs, both of which are believed to be connected to the Juarez
The body of an unidentified man was found with a gunshot wound to the head and wounds on his hands and wrists in Garcia, Nuevo Leon state.
Authorities in Guamuchil, Sinaloa state, found the bodies of two men who had been shot to death under a bridge. One man had been shot more than 35
times, while the other had been shot once in the head.
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