Tagged: Drug cartels

Mexico election: Drugs war in spotlight in Michoacan

By Will Grant BBC News, Michoacan There is an area of western Mexico called Tierra Caliente. The name is a reference to the soporific and oppressive heat in the region. But in this part of the world, caliente can also mean “dangerous” as well as “hot”. Unfortunately, for many residents…

Drug cartel violence drives Mexico’s troops to once tranquil towns

By Lauren Villagran, Correspondent / August 17, 2012 The Mexican government has dispatched 15,000 troops, and some are headed to places that used to be considered a refuge from the drug-related violence wracking much of the country. It’s hard to imagine military convoys rolling over the cobblestone colonial streets of…

3 women shot to death with assault rifles in central Mexico; 8 bodies found in western Mexico

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUST 18, 2012 MEXICO CITY – Police found the bodies of three women who were shot to death early Saturday with assault rifles on a roadside in the central Mexico state of Morelos. The women were believed to be between the ages of 20 and 25,…