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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…

US citizen among Mexico hidden grave victims

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AFP) – An American man who was reported missing in March has been identified among 183 corpses found in hidden graves in April in northeastern Mexico, a US diplomat said Wednesday. “For the moment we can’t give details of the victim, but we’re giving the relatives consular…