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2011-02-21 14:25:00

State legislators in Chihuahua, Mexico said Sunday that they have asked Federal authorities to ban a shoot-em-up video game called "Call of Juarez: The Cartel." The video game, which is based on drug cartel shootouts in Ciudad, Juarez, has angered local officials. About 6,000 people died in drug-related violence in Ciudad, Juarez in 2009 and 2010, making the city one of the deadliest in the world. The web site of game developer Ubisoft Entertainment SA said the title is due to release this...

2011-01-20 00:00:49

"If we help Mexican youth become part of the solution, they at the same time are freed from being trapped in the problem," says Clark Carr Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Youth involvement in violent drug cartel operations in Mexico has steadily escalated over the last several years. Case in point, a recent AP news bulletin from the City of Monterrey contained multiple mentions of youth connected to mainline cartel activities. The report described US Navy capture of four suspects...

2008-05-03 12:00:23

By ELLIOT SPAGAT TIJUANA, Mexico -- Soldiers held Tijuana's main hospital in a virtual lockdown Tuesday as doctors treated eight drug traffickers wounded in running shootouts in this border city, the most violent in Mexico. Even jaded residents feel caught in the crossfire between drug smugglers and federal troops. Hospitals, schools, and even taco-and- beer tourism are suddenly on the front lines of a raging turf war. The latest bout of violence exploded Saturday, when rival...

2007-04-09 18:00:14

By Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post Foreign Service MEXICO CITY -- Bloody bodies -- slumped at steering wheels, stacked in pickup trucks, crumpled on sidewalks -- clog nearly every frame of the music video that shook Mexico's criminal underworld. Posted on YouTube and countless Mexican Web sites last year, the video opens with blaring horns and accordions. Valent n Elizalde, a singer known as the "Golden Rooster," croons over images of an open-mouthed shooting victim. "I'm singing...

2006-08-18 01:36:29

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will ask the United States to extradite Javier Arellano Felix, the Mexican drug cartel boss captured by U.S. agents this week, the attorney general's office said on Thursday. Arellano Felix -- leader of one of Mexico's most feared cartels -- was arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard, along with 10 other people believed to be part of his organization, on a ship off the coast of La Paz, Mexico. "The Mexican authorities have the legal obligation, and we are...

2006-08-16 14:34:03

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has arrested Javier Arellano Felix, a leader of one of Mexico's most feared drug cartels, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. Arellano Felix was detained at sea along with 10 other people believed to be part of his organization. They were arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard, which boarded their ship about 15 nautical miles off the coast of La Paz, Mexico. "Javier was one of the most ruthless thugs that was involved in drug...

2006-08-16 12:25:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials have arrested Javier Arellano Felix, a leader of one of Mexico's most feared drug cartels, a federal law enforcement official said on Wednesday. The official gave few details of the arrest, which took place on a boat at sea and included other people believed to be part of the same organization. Further information was due to be released at a news conference at the U.S. Justice Department at 2 p.m. (1800 GMT). The Arellano Felix family gang was...

2006-06-27 16:43:21

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a senior police officer in the Mexican resort of Cancun on Monday night, blowing his head open in the latest grisly assassination to hit the country. Police officials in Cancun said local police chief of staff Wilfrido Flores, 56, and his bodyguard were shot dead in their car in a busy avenue in the Caribbean resort, one of Mexico's biggest tourist pulls, just before midnight. However they played down links to a spate of similar killings in...

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