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Teacher Felipe de la Cruz speaks at a press conference from relatives of the 43 missing students.  (Photo by Pedro PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico: 43 Missing Students Were Murdered, Their Bodies Burned

Suspected Mexican drug cartel members confessed to killing the men and incinerating their remains; the grisly case shocked the country and triggered angry protests.

11/07/2014

Four bodies were found east of the border city of Matamaros, near where three young Americans were reportedly abducted more than two weeks ago, a Mexican official said. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Bodies Found In Mexico Where Three Texans Went Missing

Four bodies were found east of the border city of Matamaros, near where three young Americans were reportedly abducted more than two weeks ago, a Mexican state official said.

10/29/2014

DEA claims Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez took control of the drug smuggling operation after the arrest of Mario Ramirez-Trevino in 2013. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Says Head Of Gulf Cartel In Custody

DEA claims Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez took control of the drug smuggling operation after the arrest of Mario Ramirez-Trevino in 2013.

10/21/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Drug Cartels Behind Surge In Illegal Immigrants

A congressional lawmaker blames drug cartels for the surge of illegal immigrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

06/18/2014

File photo of a handgun. (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

West Texas Man Gets Prison For Gun Smuggling

A West Texas man was been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to sell military-style assault rifles to Mexican drug cartels.

09/25/2013

A Mexican soldier pulls up a marijuana plant found amid a field of blue agave - the plant used for the production of tequila - in a field at El Llano, Hostotipaquillo, Jalisco State, Mexico on Sept. 27, 2012. (credit: HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/GettyImages)

Mexico To Rethink Efforts To Halt Marijuana Smuggling Across Border

The legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force Mexico to rethink its efforts to halt marijuana smuggling across the border, the main adviser to Mexico’s president-elect said Wednesday.

11/08/2012

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Fast And Furious Will Destroy Obama

Wednesday, June 20, 2011 will go down in history as the day that was the beginning of the end for President Barack Obama’s presidency. With the president’s execution of executive privilege regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.

06/21/2012

The body of a suspected drug-related murder victim lies out along a Mexican rural highway on March 3, 2012.  (credit: John Moore/GettyImages)

Nearly 50 Headless Bodies Found Near US-Mexico Border

Police found 49 mutilated bodies scattered in a pool of blood near the border with the U.S., a region where Mexico’s two dominant drug cartels are trying to outdo each other in bloodshed while warring over smuggling routes.

05/14/2012

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. of Mexico swings a right at Grover Wiley during their Welterweight bout on June 9, 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Texas Boxing Match Canceled For Fear Of Drug Cartel Violence

A federal risk assessment of a now-canceled West Texas boxing match predicted it would draw leaders from two rival drug cartels, but noted the cartels had declared the event a “neutral zone,” a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Friday.

04/27/2012

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