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Mexican Drug Boss: I Ordered 1,500 Murders

'El Diego' led notorious La Linea cartel in Juarez

(Newser) - A suspected drug cartel leader arrested in Mexico has confessed to ordering the killings of 1,500 people, reports the BBC . Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, also known as El Diego, is the 33-year-old leader of the Juarez cartel La Linea, according to police. He's also suspected of planning a... More »

Mexico Nabs Drug King 'El Brad Pitt'

Nicknamed stemmed from disguise he wore

(Newser) - Mexico’s federal police have arrested the alleged leader of the armed wing of the Juarez Cartel—one Marco Antonio Guzman, also known as “El Brad Pitt.” Guzman was nabbed on Wednesday in Chihuahua, the northern Mexican state that’s home to Ciudad Juarez, site of an estimated... More »

Gov. Perry Makes Texas-Sized Geography Mistake

Momentarily places Juarez within the 50 US states

(Newser) - Rest easy, America: The most dangerous US city is ... in Mexico. Or so discovered Texas Gov. Rick Perry after an embarrassing goof yesterday. While talking to reporters about border enforcement, Perry brought up the violence in Mexico, saying, "There have been 34,000 Mexicans killed directly attributable to the... More »

13 Youths Dead in Juarez Party Massacre

Second party attack in a week in violent border city

(Newser) - At least 13 young people were shot dead and 15 wounded in an attack on a house party in Ciudad Juarez, the second such massacre in less than a week in the violent border city. Gunmen in three cars drove up to the home around 11pm yesterday and began shooting,... More »

After Slayings, Mexico Paper Appeals to Drug Cartels

'Tell us what to publish,' says Juarez newspaper

(Newser) - In a sad sign of how bad things have gotten in Mexico, the biggest newspaper in Ciudad Juarez is asking the drug cartels to basically dictate what the paper covers. After two of its journalists were murdered in less than two years, El Diario de Juarez ran a front-page editorial... More »

Battered MAC Cancels Tasteless Juarez Line

Entire Rodarte collection is off after controversy

(Newser) - First it apologized. Then it said it wouldn't sell its "Juarez" line in Mexico. Now, more than a month after MAC created quite a stir by partnering with Rodarte on products with names like "Factory" and "Ghost Town," some of which basically looked like blood , it's... More »

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