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Mexico kicks corrupt cops out and beefs up military presence in cartel-plagued border state

Mexico’s government decided Tuesday to increase military control over security in the northeastern border state of Tamaulipas and purge corrupt police to reverse a surge in drug cartel violence. Clashes between cartel gunmen and troops as well as street gunfights among gang members have left more than 80 people dead…

Five more bodies pulled from massive mudslide in Mexico

Rescuers have pulled five bodies from a massive mudslide that buried part of a village in southwestern Mexico, where 68 people were reported missing, the interior minister said Monday. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong did not indicate whether the bodies belonged to any of the people who were declared…

Tropical storm kills 100 in Mexico

More than 100 people have been killed and scores are missing in landslides and flooding caused by heavy rain in Mexico, a senior government official said late Friday. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong delivered the grim news from the resort town of Acapulco, in one of the worst-affected regions,…

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