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Arrest of drug lord nicknamed ‘The Egg’ sparks violent clashes in north-eastern Mexico

A suspected drug lord, whose arrest sparked clashes in north-eastern Mexico, has been deported to the US. Juan Gerardo Treviño, also known as “El Huevo” or “The Egg,” was captured at dawn on Monday by Mexican authorities. A violent gun fight between the military and gang members ensued in Nuevo Laredo, a city on the […]

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Nine killed in shooting at drug house in central Mexico

Six men and three women died on Wednesday in a shooting attack on a house where drugs were sold in central Mexico. Authorities in Puebla state, east of Mexico City, said the attack took place in the pre-dawn hours. Puebla Governor Miguel Barbosa said none of the nine victims were from the state and the […]

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Man attempting to smuggle 52 lizards and snakes in his clothing caught along US-Mexico border

A man in the U.S border has attempted to smuggle 52 lizards and snakes hidden in his clothing, authorities say. The man was driving a truck when he arrived at the San Ysidro border crossing with Mexico and pulled over for additional inspection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement. Agents found 52 […]

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At least 22 people injured in brawl at Mexican soccer match

At least 22 people were injured, including two critically after fans brawled during a soccer game in central Mexico on Saturday. The match between the host Queretaro and Atlas from Guadalajara was suspended in the 62nd minute when multiple fights broke out in the stands. Security personnel opened the gates to the field so that […]

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Criminal gangs clash in central Mexico, 16 killed

Sixteen people died in Mexico’s central state of Zacatecas following an apparent violent dispute between criminal gangs, authorities said on Saturday, as the state grapples with a spike in violence. State prosecutor Francisco Murillo said 10 bodies were found wrapped in blankets in the streets of the Fresnillo municipality while another six were “suspended” inside […]

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Mexico: 13 killed, 10 injured after passenger van overturns, flips into ditch on highway in Jalisco

Thirteen people were killed when their van overturned and flipped into a ditch on a highway in central Mexico, leaving another 10 people injured, officials said on Saturday. Seven of the victims who died were initially trapped inside the car, the emergency services agency from Jalisco state said on Twitter. The accident occurred near the […]

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Two Canadians shot dead at upscale hotel resort in Mexico

At least two Canadians were shot dead and another injured after a dispute among guests at a hotel resort near Cancún, Mexico. Gunfire erupted on Friday at the Hotel Xcaret Mexico in the tourist town of Playa del Carmen, about 70km south of Cancún on the Caribbean coast, local security officials say. The attacker, a […]

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Mexico seizes 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg’s cereals

Mexico seized 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg’s cereals, claiming the boxes had cartoon drawings on them in violation of recently enacted laws aimed at improving children’s diets. While Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies are clearly not the worst thing Mexican children eat, the laws prohibit food companies from using marketing […]

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Mexico’s deadliest cartel is reportedly dropping bombs on rival camps using drones

Mexico’s deadliest cartel is allegedly dropping bombs from a drone onto a rival camp in a new turf war. Horrifying video footage shows people fleeing for their lives after the alleged strike from members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel on a woodland camp. According to local reports, the cartel has now bombed at least […]

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Mexico: 10 bodies found inside car abandoned outside local governor’s office

Two arrests have been made after 10 bodies were found inside a car in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas. The discovery came after the vehicle was left outside a historic local state governor’s office in the middle of a public square. Officials became suspicious of the car, a Mazda SUV, and found the bodies […]

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Tania Mendoza: Mexican actress shot dead while waiting to pick up son from football academy

A Mexican actress and singer was shot dead while she waited to pick up her 11-year-old son from a football academy in the state of Morelos, reports say. Tania Mendoza was outside the sporting complex in the city of Cuernavaca with other parents when two armed men arrived on a motorbike on Tuesday. One of […]

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Mexico: Thousands of migrants walking towards US border clash with police outside Mexico City

A large group of thousands of migrants from across Latin America, which has slowly been winding its way through Mexico, has clashed with police. Sunday’s clash happened as the group approached the capital, Mexico City. Their plan was to reach the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic pilgrimage site in the capital. But […]