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Mexico tourism booms despite drug violence

LAS VEGAS — The gruesome headlines from Mexico’s drug war may be the stuff of nightmares, but there is little sign the millions of foreign tourists who visit the country each year are losing much sleep over it. Not only has international tourism not suffered in Mexico because of the…

Gunmen kill 10 in Mexican resort town bar

MEXICO CITY — Ten people were fatally shot when gunmen stormed into a nightclub and opened fire early Saturday in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco, police said. Four others were wounded in the early morning shooting in Acapulco, which has seen a wave of drug killings as gang violence…

US customs agent shot dead in Mexico

WASHINGTON – A US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was shot and killed “in the line of duty” in Mexico and a second was wounded in the attack by “unknown assailants,” a top US official said. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she was “deeply saddened by the news” that…

Arizona sues US government over illegal immigrants

PHOENIX, Arizona – Arizona is counter-suing the US government, charging that Washington has failed to protect it from an invasion of illegal immigrants and related violent crime, its governor has said. The lawsuit, which seeks federal compensation, is in response to a federal lawsuit filed by President Barack Obama’s administration…

Ecuador discovers 100-foot-long drug smuggling submarine

The Drug Enforcement Administration said Saturday it has helped seize a submarine capable of transporting tons of cocaine. DEA officials said that the diesel electric-powered submarine was constructed in a remote jungle and captured near a tributary close to the Ecuador-Colombia border. Ecuadorean authorities seized the sub before it could…

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