Tag Archives: Mexico violence

Democracy Now: Missing student’s father calls for ending US drug war aid to Mexico

15 Mexican police officers go down in ambush

Gunmen target Jalisco convoy amid wave of police-gang shootouts

Pan Am Post

A highway in the Mexican state of Jalisco erupted in gunfire on Tuesday, as unidentified gunman surprised a police unit in broad daylight around 3 p.m, killing 15 and wounding 5. The ambush is thought to have been in revenge for the shooting of a drug trafficker on March 23 in a police sting.

Boomer expatriates demand security in Mexico

The Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende is a popular destination for U.S. retirees and other expatriates. (Photo courtesy of Jiuguang Wang via flickr under Creative Commons license. Terms below.)

The Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende is a popular destination for U.S. retirees and other expatriates. (Photo courtesy of Jiuguang Wang via flickr under Creative Commons license. Terms below.)

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Foreign-born residents joined Mexican nationals in a recent demonstration demanding security for a storied but troubled town. Dressed in white and carrying candles, about 400 people staged a silent march late last week through San Miguel de Allende in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato.

The skeletons in Felipe Calderon’s closet

Mexico President Felipe Calderon is seen at the mid point in his term, Jan. 30, 2009, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Photo courtesy World Economic Forum via Flickr under Creative Commons license. License terms below)

Crime toll haunts outgoing president’s legacy

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Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto takes office Saturday. (Photo courtesy of New America Media)

As outgoing Mexican president Felipe Calderon prepares to enter the Ivory Tower of Harvard, skeletons are rattling the walls of Mexico during the last few days of his administration.

Within the past week, Mexican authorities have recovered the remains of scores of  murder victims from mass grave sites situated in different regions of  the country.

War or peace in Mexico?

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Do messages attributed to three Mexican underworld organizations portend war or peace? Retrieved by Mexican soldiers, three so-called narco-banners displayed last week in the southern state of Guerrero and purportedly signed by three groups — the Gulf cartel, La Familia Michoacana and the Knights Templar — announced not only a truce among the signatories, but also a new “brotherhood” against the rival Los Zetas organization.

Juárez murder rate hits five-year low

Rio Grande Digital

For the first time in five years, authorities in Ciudad Juárez reported an average under one homicide a day during October.

Caravan for Peace, cities of death

Mexican poet and activist Javier Sicilia, right, greets a supporter Sunday in Santa Fe. Sicilia is leading the Caravan for Peace across the United States. (Photo courtesy of Caravan4Peace)

Caravan in El Paso Monday, Tuesday

Editor’s note: The Caravan for Peace will be in El Paso on Monday and Tuesday. See events planned. See the group’s website here.

Kent Paterson

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If the Caravan for Peace and Justice with Dignity now crossing the U.S. had to pick a  city where all the issues it is raising

Javier Sicilia in Los Angeles. (Photo Courtesy of Caravan4Peace)

come together, perhaps no place would be better than Albuquerque.

A crossroads of cultures, conflict and commerce of all kinds, the Duke City is traversed by interstates and railways that move people and goods in all directions. Creeping toward a million people in the metro area, it is a place that grapples with high rates of drug abuse, gang and drug-related violence, governmental corruption and impunity in the justice system.

Mexicans seek solidarity to end drug war

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Caravan comes to El Paso Aug. 20-21

Editor’s note: The Caravan for Peace will be in El Paso on Monday and Tuesday. See events planned. See the group’s website here.

Valeria Fernández

New America Media

PHOENIX, Arizona—Araceli Rodriguez had prepared herself for her son’s death ever since he joined the federal police in Mexico City. But what she didn’t plan for was her son’s disappearance on Nov. 16th 2009. 

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