Drug Violence

Mexican policemen and a soldier stand guard next to remains of a parked vehicle outside a studio of top broadcaster Televisa in Ciudad Victoria

UTEP Report: Drug War Violence Hurting Mexican Businesses

Most drug war observers know that drug-related violence—especially in industrial and metropolitan areas like Ciudad Juárez—has a negative impact on the local community. But the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) has recently published a report detailing the various short- and long-term effects of this violence on Mexican businesses, and how this has had some effect on Texas border communities.

Missing Students in Mexico (Reuters)

Mexican Politician Formally Charged In Case of 43 Missing Students

A jailed Mexican politician and his wife have now been formally charged with kidnapping for their alleged role in ordering the disappearance of 43 education students in Mexico who were taken by police officers and then executed by cartel members.

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Journalist Kidnapped by Gunmen in Mexico

A group of gunmen stormed the home of a journalist in the Mexican state of Veracruz taking him at gunpoint while at the same time stealing his camera, computer and cell phones.