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Mexican drug kingpin shot dead

Mexican drug kingpin shot dead

Top Mexican drug lord Ezequiel "Tony Tormenta" Cardenas died in a shootout with security forces on Friday in the border city of Matamoros across from Brownsville, Texas, Mexico's navy said.


Mexico: Prison Guards Let Killers Out, Lent Guns

Mexico: Prison Guards Let Killers Out, Lent Guns

Guards and officials at a prison in northern Mexico allegedly let inmates out, lent them guns and sent them off in official vehicles to carry out drug-related killings, including the massacre of 17 people last week, prosecutors said Sunday.

Senh: This is so amazing it almost sounds like the plot synopsis for a movie - it's almost like The Rock, except with more prisoners. Scary.


Mass graves reveal 51 bodies

Authorities in the Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon have finished excavating and are trying to identify 51 bodies they found in nine hidden mass graves, state media said.


Mexico says U.S. border agent killed teenager

Mexico says U.S. border agent killed teenager

Mexico demanded an investigation on Tuesday into the apparent shooting death of a teenager by a U.S. border patrol agent, an incident bound to stoke cross-border tensions over illegal immigration.


Jail fight in northern Mexico kills 23

A fight at a jail between rival drug gangs in northwestern Mexico killed 23 inmates on Wednesday, the army said.


19 killed in Mexican prison riot

Nineteen people were killed and dozens were injured during a two-hour prison riot in the northern Mexico state of Durango, local officials said Saturday.


Death Toll From Mexican Day Care Fire Rises to 46

A health official says the death toll from a day care center fire in northern Mexico has risen to 46 following the death of a toddler.


Parents rammed cars into burning day care

Parents of the children trapped in a burning Mexican day care center rammed their vehicles into the building to try to free the trapped children, witnesses told CNN. At least 38 children died when flames engulfed the building.


Mexican daycare fire kills 27 children

Mexican daycare fire kills 27 children

Twenty-seven children were killed and more than 100 others were injured Friday when their daycare center caught fire in the northwestern state of Sonora, the local governor said, citing figures from the state attorney's office.


Mexico Confirms Two More Swine Flu Deaths, Toll At 66

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has confirmed two more deaths from swine flu, bringing the death toll to 66, the health secretary said Friday. Tests have confirmed 239 more cases for a total of 2,895 cases, including the deaths, said Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova. The numbers jumped because officials were able to process more backlogged cases.
The deaths represent 2.3 percent of the total cases, showing the illness is less deadly than initially feared, Cordova said.

The last death was May 10.


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