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More Mexicans seek asylum in U.S. as drug violence rises

A Texas lawyer is among those trying to broaden the definition of asylum, dismaying conservative critics and some Mexican officials. One of his clients, a Mexican waitress and widowed mother of three, says she played dead under a pile of bodies to survive a massacre in Ciudad Juarez led by men she recognized as federal police.


Viewpoint: Why Mexico matters

News about Mexico in the past few years has been dominated by gruesome drug violence. But as Mexicans prepare to elect a new president on 1 July, David A Shirk of San Diego University's Trans-Border Institute argues for an end to overly negative views of the country...


47000 people killed in drug violence in Mexico

Two decapitated bodies were found at the entrance to one of Mexico's most luxurious shopping malls on Wednesday and prosecutors announced that more than 47,000 people have been killed in drug violence in the five years since President Felipe Calderon launched a military crackdown against drug cartels.


Woman decapitated in Mexico, purportedly for posting on social networking site

Police found a woman’s decapitated body in a Mexican border city on Saturday, alongside a handwritten sign saying she was killed in retaliation for her postings on a social networking site. The gruesome killing may be the third so far this month in which people in Nuevo Laredo were killed by a drug cartel for what they said on the internet.


Tanks roll into Rio de Janeiro slum

Authorities launched a massive sweep of the Alemao favela complex in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday morning. Military police told reporters they were entering the virtually impenetrable labyrinth of slums, searching for drug gang ...


Ohio executes man who killed lover over ATM card

An Ohio man who bludgeoned his girlfriend to death and then stole her ATM card to buy crack cocaine apologized to the woman's family before he died by lethal injection Wednesday.


Suspected hitmen shoot another Mexican mayor

Suspected drug hitmen shot and critically wounded a mayor-elect in Mexico on Friday, the second attack on a public official in less than 24 hours.


US extends Mexico travel warning

The US state department extends a warning on travel to three more Mexican states because of drug-related violence.


Mexico's drug war takes growing toll on Americans

More Americans in Mexico are falling victim to a wave of drug violence sweeping the country, a change driven home by the recent killing of a U.S. Consulate employee and her husband who were gunned down after leaving a children's birthday party....


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