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Police official is shot to death in Mexico's troubled resort of Acapulco

Apr. 11, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of traffic police was shot to death Thursday in Mexico’s troubled Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. The city government said gunmen killed Eduardo Chávez, the head of municipal traffic police. The assailants opened fire on Chávez on a street...

Christiania, Copenhagen’s hippie oasis, wants to rebuild without its illegal hashish market

Apr. 06, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The now-aging hippies who took over a derelict naval base in Copenhagen more than 50 years ago and turned it into a freewheeling community known as Christiania want to boot out criminals who control the community's lucrative market for hashish by ripping up the...

Police find 7 bodies, 5 of them decapitated and 1 dismembered, in Mexico's fifth largest city

Apr. 05, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in one of Mexico’s largest cities said Friday they have found seven bodies with five of them decapitated and another completely dismembered, in a car left in the middle of traffic on a main expressway. Prosecutors in the central state of Puebla...

Mexican cartel not only forced vendors to buy chicken at inflated prices, they sold them bad birds

Apr. 03, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican drug cartel not only forced vendors to buy chicken at wildly inflated prices — they sold them chicken “not fit for human consumption,” investigators concluded this week. Prosecutors in the State of Mexico this week concluded a monthslong...

Mob in Mexico brutally beats suspected kidnapper to death hours before Holy Week procession

Mar. 29, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

TAXCO, Mexico (AP) — A mob in the Mexican tourist city of Taxco brutally beat a woman to death Thursday because she was suspected of kidnapping and killing a young girl, rampaging just hours before the city’s famous Holy Week procession. The mob formed after an 8-year-old girl...

Mexico's president says he won't fight drug cartels on US orders, calls it a 'Mexico First' policy

Mar. 22, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Friday he won’t fight Mexican drug cartels on U.S. orders, in the clearest explanation yet of his refusal to confront the gangs. Over the years, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has laid out various justifications for his...

A dozen bodies found in Mexico, 5 piled in an SUV and 7 others near the US border with Arizona

Mar. 20, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in the violent western Mexican state of Jalisco said Wednesday they found five dead bodies piled in a bulletproof SUV, while near the Arizona border authorities found seven more bodies. The state prosecutors’ office said someone called an emergency...

Former Phoenix jail officer is sentenced for smuggling drugs into facility

Mar. 14, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former jail officer in Phoenix has been sentenced to two years in prison for smuggling drugs into the detention facility where he worked, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office said Thursday. Andres Salazar, 28, was arrested in November 2022 as he arrived for work...

A Danish hippie oasis has fought drug sales for years. Now, locals want to tear up the whole street

Mar. 14, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The inhabitants of Copenhagen's freewheeling Christiania neighborhood plan to dig up the aptly named Pusher Street, in their latest attempt to stop illegal hashish sales which have led to deadly gang turf wars and sometimes violent confrontations with the police. ...

Mexican journalist says he was abducted, beaten and questioned by armed men about his reporting

Mar. 13, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A prominent journalist who went missing this week in western Mexico said Wednesday he was abducted, beaten and questioned by an armed gang about his reporting before being let go with a warning to tone down his journalism. Authorities confirmed that radio and...