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'Failure:' Mexico admits bungled arrest of kingpin's son after mayhem

5:58am IST

MEXICO CITY Mexican officials on Friday admitted they had bungled the arrest of kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son, who they let go during shootouts with drug gangs in the streets of a major city, but the president insisted his security strategy was working. | Video

Cartel gunmen chase away security forces, free El Chapo's son

18 Oct 2019

MEXICO CITY Heavily armed cartel fighters surrounded security forces and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, whose brief apprehension triggered intense gunbattles across the city of Culiacan.

Mexico shootout's lopsided death toll sparks questions over use of force

18 Oct 2019

MEXICO CITY The mass killing in Mexico this week of 14 suspected gang members in a gunfight that claimed the life of one soldier has raised questions about whether the armed forces used excessive force, reviving the spectre of notorious cases from the past.

Mexico convulsed by second mass shooting in two days

16 Oct 2019

MEXICO CITY A gunfight between security forces and armed civilians in Mexico's southwestern state of Guerrero killed 15 people on Tuesday, authorities said, the second mass killing to shake the country in as many days.

Mexico searches anew for students' remains on 5th anniversary of disappearance

27 Sep 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexican officials have begun scouring new sites for the remains of 43 student teachers who disappeared five years ago, after authorities said they would start the investigation from scratch, having discarded the results of a previous one.

Mexico reopens investigation into 2014 disappearance of 43 students

19 Sep 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico will open a new investigation into the 2014 disappearance and apparent massacre of 43 students, authorities said on Wednesday, a controversial case that caused a crisis for the previous government and drew international criticism.

Mexican authorities find 29 bodies in a hundred plastic bags

19 Sep 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had found 29 bodies, packed in more than a hundred plastic bags, dumped in a clandestine grave in the violent western state of Jalisco.

Mexico's Wild West: vigilante groups defy president to fight cartels

13 Sep 2019

SANTA MARIA OSTULA, Mexico Surrounded by armed men, Commander "Toro" said Mexicans taking the law into their own hands in the western state of Michoacan will not heed government calls to lay down arms because it would leave them at the mercy of violent gangs.

Mexico pushes back after top U.S. court favours Trump on shunning migrants

13 Sep 2019

MEXICO CITY The Mexican government protested and Central American migrants feared deportation back to their violent homelands on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to slam the door on asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexican border.

Mexican prosecutors investigate police shooting of Central American migrant

02 Aug 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexican authorities are investigating the death of a Central American father shot by police in the northern city of Saltillo, state prosecutors said Thursday.

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