Latest Mexican armed forces News

Illinois governor pardons Army vet deported to Mexico

Aug. 30, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The governor of lllinois said Friday he's erased the drug conviction of an Army veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2018, a step that the man's supporters hope will help him return to the U.S. "I recognize this pardon is not a perfect solution, but it is the most just action to take to...

Officer in Mexico's National Guard killed in shootout

Aug. 11, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new National Guard force suffered its first casualty in the line of duty, when an officer was killed in a shootout with a gang. The National Guard was launched by President Andres Manuel López Obrador in late June and is an amalgam of military police and federal police. It...

US judge gives 'El Chapo' associate a 28-year prison term

Aug. 6, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago sentenced a former lieutenant to Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo " Guzman to 28 years in prison on Tuesday, imposing the long sentence even after rejecting claims by prosecutors that the trafficker offered street gang members $25,000 to hurt a star government...

Journalist detained on Mexican military base

Aug. 1, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army says a journalist and two retired soldiers have been detained after entering a military base north of the capital under false pretenses and recording video. Ciro Gómez Leyva said via Twitter on Thursday that reporter Humberto Padgett who works on his Radio Formula...