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Berta Diaz Torres lost her daughter and four grandchildren to unknown killers. Their mutilated remains were found with the bodies of 26 others at an abandoned Veracruz ranch. Read more»

Taken from Morris's Facebook page.

Morris the Cat is running for mayor of a city in Veracruz, Mexico, joining a pantheon of esteemed animal leaders in North America who have not only run, they've won. Read more»

Thousands of soldiers have been deployed across Mexico to fight the powerful drug cartels.

The Mexican navy arrested 35 police officers on Monday for alleged links to the Zetas drug cartel. Read more»

Marcos Jesus 'El Chilango' Hernandez Rodriguez

Authorities in Mexico have arrested a senior member of the violent Zetas drug cartel who is suspected of being involved in the torture and murders of four marines last month. Read more»

The dismembered bodies of two photojournalists were found in Mexico’s eastern state of Veracruz Thursday, less than a week after a magazine reporter was found dead in her home in the same state. Read more»

It's been another week of chilling reminders of the high risks for journalists in parts of Latin America, with two killings turning the news lens on reporters. Now, a possible kidnapping in Colombia has put the danger further into focus. Read more»

Regina Martinez, a crime reporter who covered drug trafficking for investigative Mexican news magazine Proceso, was found dead in Veracruz state on Saturday. Read more»

Carlos Slim

Mexico’s Occupy protesters, who focus on poverty and workers’ rights, have failed to win many followers. The movement has been entirely ignored by Mexico’s mainstream politicians. And most Mexicans are more concerned with an end to drug violence. Read more» 2

The "hacktivist" group Anonymous has reportedly called off its threat to expose names of associates of Mexico's Zetas drug cartel. Read more» 3

Gunmen blocked traffic on a busy avenue in the Gulf of Mexico during rush hour Tuesday and dumped 35 bodies as motorists watched in horror, the Associated Press reports. 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»

Prominent Mexican journalist Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco, his wife and son were shot to death inside their home in the Gulf coast city of Veracruz on Monday, state officials announced. Read more»

A National Guardsman stands watch at the border in Nogales in 2006 as part of Operation Jump Start.

• The source of a list of accused illegal immigrants that was sent to news outlets in Utah is still unknown. • The show must go on as the Border Governors Conference is relocated to Santa Fe. • The National Guard is deploying to Arizona next month. Read more»