Mexican soldiers and police killed 10 suspected criminals in a shootout in a mountainous region outside Mexico City on Tuesday, with the gunmen lobbing a grenade at the authorities, officials said.
The troops were conducting a routine inspection in the town of Pinal del Marquesado, some 150 kilometers (93 miles) west of the capital, when they came under fire, said the security agency of central Mexico state.
“While repelling the shooting, military personnel and state police killed the 10 passengers of the attacking vehicle,” the agency said in a statement.
The security forces seized a grenade launcher, [...]
By CARLOS PUIG / International Herald Tribune
MEXICO CITY — It’s one of the trendiest, most expensive and nicest pieces of land around. It’s in Polanco, the city’s most expensive neighborhood, and on a corner of Paseo de la Reforma, the capital’s most important avenue. Less than two kilometers away from the president’s residence and just five blocks from Masaryk Street, our own Park Avenue. It occupies 1,500 square meters of Chapultepec, the park in the middle of Mexico City.
And it is this piece of prime real estate that last year, under heavy pressure from human [...]
MEXICO CITY – Four decapitated bodies were found this morning in the town of Chicoloapan, police officials said. Meanwhile, four more men were killed in separate events.
In the first case, the discovery was made this morning in March 2 subdivision, where there was also a banner with the message “La Plaza”.
Police in the municipality announced that three of the bodies were found inside an abandoned public transport vehicle from Route 83 in Prolongacion Lerdo and Rio Manzana streets. The fourth victim was about 200 yards away.
The victims, aged between 25 and 30 years, have [...]
As Ciudad Juárez witnesses a dip in murders, many Mexicans are feeling safe to return home – and realtors and apartment managers in El Paso, Texas are starting to miss the extra business.
“We noticed a decrease in the amount of occupancy here by an average of about 5 percent within our company. We heard in other areas it was up to 10 percent,” said Nathan Ridgeway, district manager of Resource Residential, which operates five apartment complexes in El Paso.
By 2010, an estimated 400,000 people, or one-third of Ciudad Juárez’s population, had fled the cartel-dominated [...]
War on drugs has largely stayed away from the capital, but now police are warning it could spread.
by Adam Raney / AlJazeera
The war on drugs in Mexico has largely stayed away from its capital city. But now some police chiefs are warning the violence could spread.
On Sunday, 18 suspected members of La Familia cartel were arrested in connection to recent killings in Mexico City’s suburbs.
Mexico’s Toll Rises in Blast as Hunt Ends for Survivors
By DAMIEN CAVE / New York Times
MEXICO CITY — Hundreds of rescue workers ended their search for survivors on Friday at the site of an explosion that tore through an office building of Mexico’s state-owned oil company a day earlier, as the death toll rose to 33. The head of the company said early indications about the cause suggested that it was an accident.
“All lines of investigation are open; we are not going to discount anything,” said Emilio Lozoya Austin, chief executive of the oil [...]
MEXICO CITY (CBS) – An explosion at the office headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company killed 25 people and injured 101 on Thursday as it heavily damaged three floors of a building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over Mexico City’s skyline.
Rescuers continued to search the rubble for victims trapped in the debris late Thursday with the aid of rescue dogs, trucks with mounted lights and an oil company crane. Interior Minister Miguel Osorio Chong said it was uncertain if there were any people still trapped but that crews would keep [...]
Mexico City (CNN) — An explosion rocked the offices of Mexico’s state oil company Thursday, killing at least 14 people and injuring dozens more, officials said.
At least 100 people were injured in the Mexico City blast, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong told Foro TV.
Dozens of people were trapped in the building after the blast, Foro TV reported.
Osorio Chong said rescuers were searching for survivors in the basement of the office tower, which is one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers.
It was unclear what caused the explosion, which occurred in the building’s basement, Pemex [...]
Mexico’s capital has been largely immune to the violence engulfing elsewhere in the country. But for how much longer?
BY Dudley Althaus / Global Post
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — For all the murderous mayhem that has haunted Mexico in recent years, its capital city has remained essentially untouched.
Large cities like Monterrey and Ciudad Juarez have become synonymous with brutal drug war killings, while Mexico City’s nearly 9 million residents have been largely spared.
But recent carnage in Mexico state, enveloping the capital like a folded tortilla, has many worried that’s about to change.
Gangland slaughter [...]
Stray Dogs In Mexico Are Murder Suspects in Death of Five, Officials Say
A 15-year-old girl is believed to be the fifth victim of a string of stray dog attacks in a Mexico City park over the last month, setting off a fierce debate about how to handle the city’s stray dog problem.
Prosecutors say the girl found fatally bitten in mid-December may actually be the first victim of the feral pack behind the killings.
Authorities began capturing dogs in the park this week after a mother and her infant boy were found dead and [...]