Ciudad Juarez

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Gunmen Kill 7 at Mexico Soccer Game

Researcher predicts 5K will be killed in Ciudad Juarez this year

(Newser) - Seven young men were killed when gunmen traveling in three vehicles opened fire on a soccer game in Ciudad Juarez. At least one player was among the dead. Police say they haven't determined a motive for the shooting, which took place at a park opened last year as part of...

Football Players Barred From Mexico During Sun Bowl

Too dangerous to cross the border in El Paso, officials warn

(Newser) - Notre Dame and Miami Hurricanes football players have been barred from crossing into Mexico while staying in El Paso for the Sun Bowl. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly even confiscated his team's passports before the Fighting Irish flew to Texas as a precaution, reports AP . Both teams met with police...

4 Americans Shot Dead in Mexico

US citizens killed in another bloody weekend for border city

(Newser) - Four American citizens were killed in three separate shooting incidents over the weekend in Ciudad Juarez, Mexican officials say. A 24-year-old El Paso resident was shot dead in a tortilla store; a 26-year-old woman and 15-year-old boy were killed as they crossed an international bridge from El Paso; and a...

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,...

College Student New Top Cop in Mexican Crime Town

Criminology major hailed as Mexico's bravest woman

(Newser) - Police chiefs in Mexico are kidnapped and murdered with sickening regularity, so who would want to become one in one of the country's most dangerous towns? Step forward, Marisol Valles Garcia. The 20-year-old university criminology student was the only applicant for police chief in the northern Mexican town of Praxedis...

US Grants Asylum to Mexican Journalist

Jorge Luis Aguirre got death threat in 2008

(Newser) - A Mexican journalist who was the target of death threats like those made by drug cartels says he has been granted asylum in the US in a case believed to be the first of its kind since the country's bloody drug war began. Death threats are at the heart of...

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...

Mexico Subdued on 200th Birthday

Drug violence overshadows celebrations

(Newser) - At midnight, Mexico marked 200 years since the start of the rebellion that won it independence from Spain, but much of the country isn't in the mood for a fiesta. The war between the government and drug cartels has claimed 28,000 lives since 2006, and public festivities have been...

25 Slain in Mexico; 85 Inmates Escape

Ciudad Juarez's deadliest day, biggest jail break in years

(Newser) - Gunmen killed 25 people in a series of drug-gang attacks in Ciudad Juarez yesterday, marking the deadliest day in more than two years for the Mexican border city. Farther east on the border, 85 inmates scaled the walls of a prison and escaped Friday in Mexico's biggest jail break in...

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...

Video Undercuts Border Agent's Self-Defense Claim

Mexican teen shot at border 'had smuggling record'

(Newser) - A US Border Patrol agent's account of the fatal shooting of a teen at the Mexican border this week is contradicted by a video obtained by CNN. The video, shot by a witness on the Mexican side of the border, shows an officer aiming at a suspect 60 feet away....

Mexico Furious After US Border Guard Kills Boy, 15

Teen was throwing rocks, say Yank officials

(Newser) - Mexico has demanded the US investigate the shooting of a 15-year-old Mexico boy by Border Patrol agents under a bridge linking El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. The FBI says the boy was part of a group of suspected illegal immigrants who were throwing rocks at an agent. Witnesses and Mexican...

US Consulate Mom, Spouse Killed in Mexico

Couple's baby escapes injury in shooting

(Newser) - An employee of the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez and her husband were shot dead while driving home with their baby, who escaped injury, officials said yesterday. Lesley Enriquez, 35, and Arthur Redelfs, 34, were returning from a child's birthday party with others when gunmen stopped their cars at an...

Gunmen Kill 14 at Teen Party in Mexico

More deadly drug violence in Ciudad Juarez

(Newser) - More senseless violence from Mexico's drug gangs: gunmen killed at least 14 at a high school party in Ciudad Juarez early yesterday. A group of teens and young adults were celebrating a soccer victory at a private home when seven cars full of armed men stormed the house, releasing a...

Mexico Tallies 69 Murders in Single Day

Mexicans live in fear of grotesque killings

(Newser) - Mexico kicked off 2010 with a grim record: On Saturday the violence-plagued country tallied 69 murders in a single day. As drug cartels stepped up retaliation against the government's war on trafficking, Saturday's count included 26 murders in the border city of Ciudad Juarez and 13 in Mexico City. Murders...

US Airman Shot Dead in Mexican Strip Bar

Sergeant among 6 killed by suspected drug cartel hitmen

(Newser) - An off-duty US Air Force sergeant was among six people shot dead at a Mexican strip club last night. Hooded men armed with automatic weapons entered the club in Ciudad Juarez and sought out the victims. "It appears drugs were being sold at the place," a military official...

Violence Plummets as Mexican Army Polices Juárez

But human rights violations said to be rampant

(Newser) - Since Mexico’s army took over for police in the drug haven of Ciudad Juárez, killings have dropped: In 2009’s first two months, there were 434 drug-related murders. In March, 5,000 troops arrived—and murders plummeted to 51, the Washington Post reports. With 10,000 soldiers now...

Mexico Nabs Young Drug Lord
 Mexico Nabs Young Drug Lord 

Mexico Nabs Young Drug Lord

(Newser) - Mexico finally has some good news in its violent drug war. Police arrested the No. 2 leader of one of the nation's largest drug cartels, the Los Angeles Times reports. Vicente Carrillo Leyva, 32, had been one of Mexico's most wanted criminals. He's part of a new wave of youthful,...

Body of Fugitive US Marshal Found in Mexico

Shot lawman was wanted for pawning government gun

(Newser) - The decomposing body of a US marshal wanted for stealing government property has been found dumped in a canal in Ciudad Juarez, CNN reports. Vincent Bustamente had been shot in the head execution-style, according to Mexican police. The El Paso officer had not been seen since he failed to show...

Soccer Offers an Escape in Bloody Juárez

Mexicans fill stadium seats despite threats, drug cartel violence

(Newser) - Even as the drug war claimed nine more lives in Ciudad Juárez last weekend, Mexicans filled the local soccer stadium to cheer on their team, the Indios. It’s perhaps the remaining safe bastion in the ravaged town. In May, when the Indios clinched promotion to the Mexican League’...

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