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A bridge to Mexico that is near the busy downtown Laredo shopping area is shown on Nov. 5, 2011.

Many residents of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, have reacted with silence to the death of a former mayor, who was allegedly kidnapped. It’s yet another signal that while violence has ebbed in the city, a climate of fear still exists. Read more»

Miguel Treviño Morales, a capo of the Mexican criminal paramilitary group known as "Los Zetas Cartel" was recently arrested in Mexico.

Los Zetas, the notorious Mexican drug cartel, is known for committing some of the most brutal crimes in Latin America. The group originated in the 1990s when members of a Mexican special forces unit, assigned to combat the Gulf Cartel, defected to serve as enforcers for the Gulf Cartel’s criminal organization. Read more»

Police in Mexico found at least eight bodies in a well in the same area where 20 members of the band Kombo Kolombia went missing on Friday. Read more»

Daniel Elizondo, a leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico, was arrested in connection to the killings of 49 people whose decapitated and dismembered corpses were found dumped next to a highway last week. Read more»

Investors and financial analysts have their eyes on a bankruptcy case, pending in a Dallas courtroom, that they say could systematically shift how American firms do business with Mexican companies. Read more»

Forty-nine decapitated and mutilated bodies were found in black plastic bags near Mexico’s northern city of Monterrey, apparently killed by the Zetas drug cartel. Read more»

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»

The bridge over the  Rio Grande, leading to Nuevo Laredo.

The bodies of a man and woman were found hanging from a bridge in Nuevo Laredo, a border town in Mexico. Signs by the bodies said that the two had denounced a cartel on Twitter. Read more»

In the midst of so much bloodshed and intimidation in Mexico, the public normally cheers when police seize some of the supposed culprits behind it all. But the arrest of two alleged terrorists in Veracruz state has caused more dismay, puzzlement and anger than rejoicing. Read more»

Shops sell tourist items in Cancún, Mexico. The city's business owners complain that drug cartels are forcing them to pay protection money so they can remain open.

As Mexico struggles with an unprecedented wave of drug-related violence, criminal cartels have been expanding protection rackets across the country. Read more»

Monterrey has endured a series of massacres and assasinations this year. The latest attack on the popular Casino Royale on Thursday was particularly shocking, as most of the victims appeared not to be linked to any drug cartels. Read more» 1

The gruesome find of a woman’s severed head on the hood of an abandoned truck containing 10 decapitated corpses in Mexico caps a weekend of drug cartel violence, reportedly slaying more than 40 people. Read more»

Gunmen killed at least 22 people in a string of attacks in Mexico this weekend as the FIFA tournament opened. Read more» 1

Mexican troops in Monterrey, July 18.

Children of U.S. government employees must leave Monterrey, Mexico, the State Department said Friday as it extended its warning of travel dangers in that country. Read more»

The U.S. State Department has renewed its warning for Americans to avoid unnecessary travel to northern Mexico. The state of Sonora is not in the list of areas to avoid travel but Nogales, Son., is mentioned as a city where firefights have broken out. Read more» 2

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