Drug cartels

Review: Love and fear drive migrants in `American Dirt’

“American Dirt,” Flatiron Books, by Jeanine Cummins
15:51 21 January 2022

Mexicans fleeing violence form new encampment on border

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — An exodus of migrants fleeing drug cartel violence and corruption in Mexico has mired hundreds of immigrants in ramshackle ten...
19:49 6 December 2021

Northern Mexico fears return to dark past after gunfights

VILLA UNION, Mexico — Mexico’s president says he wants to fight drug cartels with “hugs, not bullets,” but after 23 people were killed in a weekend gu...
0:10 4 December 2021

Mexican border town gripped by fear after gunbattle kills 22

VILLA UNION, Mexico — A small town near the U.S.-Mexico border began cleaning up Monday, gripped by fear after the killing of 22 people in a ferocious...
22:14 2 December 2021

Members of community attacked in Mexico doubt they’ll return

PHOENIX — A Utah man who helped get his mother and other family members safely out of northern Mexico after nine people were killed in an apparent amb...
19:33 10 November 2021

Offshoot Mormon community hit in deadly attack leaves Mexico

TUCSON, Ariz. — An 18-vehicle caravan carrying about 100 members of an offshoot Mormon community leaving their homes in Mexico after a violent attack ...
11:36 10 November 2021

Stay or go? US residents of Mexico town torn after 9 killed

LA MORA, Mexico — U.S. citizens living in a small Mexican farming community established by their Mormon ancestors are trying to decide whether they sh...
20:30 8 November 2021

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

LA MORA, Mexico — As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the ...
4:34 8 November 2021

Slayings of Americans show drug war worse this time around

MEXICO CITY — There was a time when the violence of Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war shocked Americans, but barely touched them. This time around — like ev...
17:40 7 November 2021

Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico — When drug cartel gunmen opened fire on American women and children in northern Mexico, the Mexican Army, the National Guard ...
20:10 6 November 2021

The Latest: 5 kids are stable after surviving Mexico attack

MEXICO CITY — The Latest on the slaying of U.S. citizens in northern Mexico (all times local):
0:37 6 November 2021

Drug cartel gunmen kill 9 US citizens in an ambush in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering six children and three women — all U.S. citizens living in northe...
20:53 5 November 2021

Failed mission raises doubts about Mexican security strategy

MEXICO CITY — A sloppy operation that failed to nab Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's son followed by days of changing explanations has revealed not so much...
2:09 1 November 2021

Blood guacamole: In Mexico, avocados bring income, cartels

SAN JUAN PARANGARICUTIRO, Mexico — Small-scale avocado growers armed with AR-15 rifles take turns manning a vigilante checkpoint to guard against thie...
4:00 23 October 2021