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'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Ingrid to Drench Mexico

2nd hurricane of the season expected to cause torrential rain and flooding

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Ingrid has a new name: Hurricane Ingrid. Its status was upgraded today, making it the second hurricane of the Atlantic season. Ingrid is currently off Mexico's Gulf Coast, packing winds of up to 75mph, reports the AP . Along with tropical storm Manuel—which is expected to reach... More »

Photojournalists Murdered in Mexico

Dismembered bodies found on World Press Freedom Day

(Newser) - Somebody in Mexico's Veracruz state has declared war on news photographers. The dismembered bodies of three photojournalists from different news organizations were found in plastic bags in a canal yesterday—World Press Freedom Day—along with the body of one photographer's girlfriend, AP reports. All the bodies bore... More »

Mexico Disbands Corrupt Veracruz Police Force

Navy takes over law enforcement after corrupt cops sent packing

(Newser) - Mexican authorities have stamped out corruption in the Veracruz police force by stamping out the Veracruz police force. The port city's police department has been disbanded, and all 800 officers and 300 administrative staff have been fired, the BBC reports. The Mexican navy is taking responsibility for law enforcement... More »

35 Bodies Dumped on Mexican Road

Drug war heating up in Veracruz

(Newser) - The bodies of 35 people believed to have links to drug cartels were found under a highway bridge in Veracruz during rush hour yesterday. Two trucks containing the corpses were left to block traffic, with their doors left open allowing bodies to spill out, CNN reports. The bodies, both men... More »

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