Latest Mexican armed forces News

Mexico's rights agency faults army in fuel-theft killings

Sep. 19, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the Mexican state of Puebla, the country's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday. A total of six civilians and four soldiers died in the running...

Mexico: 6 civilians, soldier dead in Guerrero state shootout

Aug. 24, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven people were killed in an armed confrontation Friday between gunmen and army troops in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, authorities said. State security spokesman Roberto Alvarez said in a statement that six civilians and one soldier died in the town of El Naranjo when...

Mexican navy seizes 10 tons of synthetic drugs

Aug. 22, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's navy seized 10 tons of synthetic drugs in a rural location near the western city of Culiacan, it announced Wednesday. The navy said in a statement that its forces seized the drugs in large sacks and plastic drums on Tuesday in the community of Los Cedros. They also seized a dump...

US, Mexico announce new strategies on cartels

Aug. 15, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials unveiled some additional strategies in combating Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, who said one priority was to capture the leader of the increasingly powerful...

The Latest: Mexico says capture of drug lord a priority

Aug. 15, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on announcement in Chicago of new plans to battle Mexican cartels (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Drug Enforcement Administration officials in Chicago have unveiled some additional strategies in combating Mexican drug cartels alongside members of the Mexican government, military and...