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Washington Post

Drug traffickers employing high-tech drills, miles of rubber hose and a fleet of stolen tanker trucks have siphoned more than $1 billion worth of oil from Mexico's pipelines in a vast and audacious conspiracy that is bleeding the national treasury

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Washington Post

Declaring the state-owned company so poorly managed as to be "unsustainable," President Calderón authorized the seizure of Central Light and Power. He also deployed about 1,000 federal police officers in riot gear to enforce his decree; workers from

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Washington Post

The Obama administration has concluded that Mexico is working hard to protect human rights while its army and police battle the drug cartels, paving the way for the release of millions of dollars in additional federal aid. The Merida Initiative, a three-year, $1.4 billion assistance program passed by Congress to help Mexico fight drug trafficking, requires the State Department to state that the country is taking steps to protect human rights and to punish polic

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Washington Post

Mexican prosecutors announced Sunday they have put 93 police officers and investigators under house arrest on suspicion of aiding the Zetas, a feared gang of hit men tied to the Gulf drug cartel.

Corruption scandals have long plagued Mexican law enforcement, but the detentions represented one of the biggest single roundups of suspected officers in recent years. It came as investigators have been increasingly reporting finds of apparent payroll lists of police officers in the possession of drug traffickers.

 

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MSNBC

Before fleeing, the assailants shot two tanks of cooking gas that exploded, burning the teenage taco stand worker to death, the spokesman said on condition of anonymity because his office does not allow him to give his name. Four other people were injured. 

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Wall Street Journal

Mexican trade association representing more than 4,500 trucking companies is seeking $6 billion in damages from the U.S. government because of Washington's refusal to allow Mexican trucks to carry cargo over U.S. roads..

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It’s considered a strain of swine flu but also combines genetic material from birds and humans in a way researchers have not seen before. Evidence emerged Friday that there is a new flu virus to which many people may have little or no immunity - key

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Washington Post

President Obama ratcheted up efforts to curb the flow of drugs and guns across the southern border, imposing financial sanctions against three of the most violent Mexican drug cartels and threatening to prosecute Americans who do business with them.

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AP

The Obama administration plans to spend more than $400 million to upgrade ports of entry and surveillance technologies to help thwart drugs and arms smuggling along the U.S-Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the projects

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Drug cartels have grown in power and wealth in Mexico, and have now taken to open war with the authorities, who are finding themselves increasingly outgunned against better funded and supplied adversaries sporting military-grade weaponry. An estimat

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AFP

"We're all working very hard to move the capabilities that are desirable to Mexico as quickly as we can," said Admiral Mike Mullen. Washington could help in the battle against the powerful cartels, citing intelligence, surveillance and

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United States State Department

Mexican and foreign bystanders have been injured or killed in violent attacks in cities across the country, demonstrating the heightened risk of violence in public places. In recent years, dozens of U.S. citizens have been kidnapped across Mexico.

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KPHO Channel 5 news via Yahoo! Travel

Going to Mexico for spring break is practically a rite of passage... but the state's three public universities want to warn young revelers about stepped-up violence south of the border.

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