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Last victim of Mexico border killings buried as others leave

Nov. 9, 2019 8:05 PM EST

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico (AP) — Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to the last victim of a cartel ambush that killed nine American women and children from a Mormon community in northern Mexico where cartels have disrupted an otherwise peaceful, rural existence. In the attack Monday, Christina Langford...

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

Nov. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EST

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. Clad in shirt sleeves,...

Mexico prison raid leads to chaos in border city

Nov. 7, 2019 6:27 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As 850 Mexican local, state and federal security personnel prepared to raid a big state prison near the U.S. border, criminals inside orchestrated a wave of chaos outside the walls in Ciudad Juarez. Ten people were killed in various incidents around the city Tuesday night and early...

Travelers mull safety amid Arizona-Mexico border violence

Nov. 7, 2019 1:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusual string of violence south of Arizona's border with Mexico has sparked warnings by American authorities and is forcing U.S. citizens who say they won't stop crossing into Mexico to at least consider how to travel more safely. Unaccustomed to the kind of violence long seen along some...

Slayings of Americans show drug war worse this time around

Nov. 7, 2019 12:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There was a time when the violence of Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war shocked Americans, but barely touched them. This time around — like everything else about the country's renewed cartel conflict — it's worse. The slaughter of three U.S. women and six of their children, some...

Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area

Nov. 6, 2019 11:05 PM EST

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico (AP) — When drug cartel gunmen opened fire on American women and children in northern Mexico, the Mexican Army, the National Guard and Sonora state police were not there to protect them. It took them about eight hours just to arrive. To villagers and others, the bloodshed seemed to...

Drug cartel gunmen kill 9 US citizens in an ambush in Mexico

Nov. 5, 2019 9:12 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering six children and three women — all U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico — in a grisly attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk, authorities said Tuesday. The dead included...

Mexico: US interested in Sinaloa cartel's fentanyl businesss

Nov. 1, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — What really interested United States authorities in a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán — who was detained and then freed amid a cartel uprising — was his fentanyl business, Mexican security officials said Friday. Ovidio Guzmán López was...

Failed mission raises doubts about Mexican security strategy

Nov. 1, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A sloppy operation that failed to nab Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's son - followed by days of changing explanations - has revealed that Mexico's government has no clear security strategy, experts say. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his security Cabinet have...

Failed mission raises doubts about Mexican security strategy

Oct. 31, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A sloppy operation that failed to nab Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's son followed by days of changing explanations has revealed not so much that Mexico has a failing security strategy, but no real strategy at all, experts say. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and...