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Questions Remain As Anonymous, Zetas Showdown Ends
2011-11-06 05:40:24

Members of the hacker group Anonymous say that they have abandoned plans to expose members of the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas, various media outlets reported Saturday. However, there are conflicting reports over which side can claim victory in the standoff. Anonymous posted a video Friday claiming that they would publish the names, photographs and addresses of Zetas supporters and accused the drug gang of kidnapping one of the collective's associates in the Mexican state of Veracruz....

2009-10-12 17:48:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The company that offered witness protection in the Anna Nicole Smith cases is now stretching out a hand and offering help to the Mexican government. The U.S. government says Los Zetas is "the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico" and Jax Desmond, Chairman and CEO of Jax Desmond Worldwide says that's just "not acceptable." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091012/NY91178 ) "It's evident that...

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2009-04-11 08:00:00

The warring drug cartels along Mexico's border region have begun spreading their violence from the streets to the internet, as drug bosses post brags, threats and gruesome videos to chat rooms and websites. With modern-looking new videos posted on YouTube and Mexican-based websites, drug cartels seek to intimidate enemies and recruit new members, praising the "virtues" of their leaders amidst upbeat music and images of bullet-riddled bodies, says Scott Stewart, VP of tactical intelligence for...

2008-08-22 21:00:17

By STEPHANIE EVE BOONE Shelley Darlingson (Anna Faris) is not particularly bright. She lacks Juno MacGuff's quick wit, and unlike Elle Woods has no brilliant legal mind beneath her well-coiffed hair. But she's plucky, patient and big-hearted, a charming outlier to the recent crop of smart-girl protagonists in film. As a Playboy Bunny, she spends her days lounging by the pool with Hef, practicing yoga and shopping for brightly colored outfits more revealing than most swimsuits. Then she is...

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...

2007-04-01 21:00:14

By NATALIA PARRA ACAPULCO, Mexico - A video purportedly showing the beheading of a drug cartel hit man appeared on video-sharing Web site YouTube, and its makers called on Mexicans to kill more members of the gang. The video appeared as the rival Gulf and Sinaloa gangs wage a bloody battle for trafficking routes and President Felipe Calderon is taking on organized crime with thousands of troops sent to drug-plagued areas. "Do something for your country, kill a Zeta!" read a written...

2006-06-29 16:17:17

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A man's severed head dumped on the steps of city hall in the popular tourist resort of Acapulco on Thursday appeared to mark a gruesome upsurge in drug violence ahead of Mexico's presidential elections. The head of a man aged about 35 was found with a handwritten note outside city offices in an area across town from the tourist strip of hotels and bars. The note written on an orange card read: "Lazcano, so you carry on sending more of your idiots." It was...

2006-05-27 20:51:36

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - The leftist candidate in Mexico's presidential race vowed on Saturday to give more power to the army to fight violent drug gangs, which he said have hopelessly corrupted the country's police force. Mexico has been in the grip of a drug war between rival cartels since last year and some 1,500 people have been shot, beaten or suffocated to death as bands of gunmen battle for control of the lucrative cocaine, heroin and marijuana trade. "I'm going to...

2006-01-26 01:24:38

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico denied on Wednesday that its troops were involved in a border incident in Texas where police chased drug smugglers, apparently dressed in Mexican army uniforms, who became stranded in the waters of the Rio Grande. It was the latest point of friction between the two estranged neighbors who have fought over illegal immigration, border security and drug violence for the last year. The U.S. envoy to Mexico accused the government of failing...

2005-12-01 20:59:50

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Thursday it had arrested 10 people, including eight federal agents, in the kidnapping of four suspected drug gang hitmen and the filmed execution of at least one of them. The case has thrown the spotlight on the often cozy relations between Mexican authorities and organised crime. Drug gangs routinely bribe police, officials and judges to protect them or carry out their dirty work. Four men, beaten and bruised, were shown on a homemade DVD...


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