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Calling Guadalajara the 'Creative Digital City,' Mexican President Felipe Calderón speaks about the the city's future as a high-tech hub Jan. 30.

While touting Guadalajara as Mexico's Silicon Valley, President Felipe Calderón fielded questions on whether the city he's trying to attract investors to is safe from the drug violence that has plagued the country. Read more»

A roundup of news coverage from the Mexican side of the border: Gringos causing trouble, holiday observances, Mexicans in Canada, and Anonymous vs. Los Zetas. Read more» 3

Accusations that Iranian citizens allegedly planned a terrorist plot in the U.S. and engaged people they believed were Mexican cartel operatives to help carry out the attack brought swift reactions from Texas lawmakers. Read more»

A new federal reporting requirement for firearms dealers in four border states, including Texas, intended to curb the flow of weapons into Mexico has prompted a veteran San Antonio gun dealer to file suit against the federal government. Read more»

A prediction that one of the most notorious cartels operating on the Texas-Mexico border could soon meet its demise was premature, according to a new report on Mexican cartels. Instead, its authors caution that daily bloodshed may continue unabated. Read more»

Just how far have Mexican gangs spread beyond their borders? Read more»

A crime scene in Guatemala, 2009.

A few strokes after 7 a.m. on a recent Friday, Jesus Alfonso sat in the photo department of El Periodico newspaper office, waiting for what in Guatemala has become the inevitable: a heinous crime. “Not just a murder. We don’t cover all the murders. We can’t. It has be more serious,” he said. Read more»

Mock graves represented the 'asesinatos colaterales de este gobierno fallido' - the collateral deaths caused by a failed government - as demonstrators called for an end to drug-trafficking related bloodshed in Mexico City on Sunday.

Drug hitmen are suspected of dumping the six bodies in Durango, the latest macabre incident in a series that is putting pressure on President Felipe Calderon. Read more»

Mexican federal police.

The sheer number of victims shot or beaten to death and buried in pits near the Texas border has shocked the Mexican public to the core. The country is looking at martial law powers and a new national police in the face of a security crisis. Read more»

Alexandro Guerrero

An inmate who wanted to remain in custody assaulted a Pinal County Detention Center officer last week, authorities said. Alexandro Guerrero, 26, attacked the officer "without provocation" while waiting in the booking area to be released on April 17. Read more»

The inmates who escaped from a Nuevo Laredo prison this week are likely part of a plan to bolster the ranks of the Zetas cartel, Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said. Read more»

Women deal drugs, launder money and even work as assassins for Mexico's drug gangs. Read more»

At least 140 prisoners escaped from a Nuevo Laredo prison Friday, though that number is believed to be a conservative estimate. Mexican media outlet El Universal reported that the number of escapees could exceed 190. Read more»

A soldier guarding a checkpoint in Ciudad Mier stands in front of a sign riddled with bullet holes.

The Mexican city of Ciudad Mier is limping back to normalcy a month after residents were forced to abandon their homes amid threats by the notorious Los Zetas cartel. Read more»

Despite an army crackdown and vicious turf battles that have led to the capture or killings of thousands of Mexico's drug traffickers, the most notorious mobsters are still at large. Four key kingpins stand out for their power and notoriety. Read more»

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