Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mexico's Drug Cartel War -- News Updates August 31, 2010

Mexican authorities are struggling to contain a wave of brutal killings by drug cartels [Reuters]

Mexico Fires 3,200 Police Officers For Incompetence, Corruption After Latest Political Assassination -- New York Daily News

Mexico fired 3,200 police officers for incompetence or corruption Monday, a day after another border town mayor was assassinated - the second in two weeks.

Another 1,020 federal officers face discipline because they failed a test that aims to identify who might take a drug lord's bribe.

The dramatic firing of 10% of Mexico's cops came as the three-year-old border drug war escalated to bloody new levels of violence.

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More News On Mexico's Drug Wars

Mexico sacks nearly a tenth of federal police -- Reuters
Mexico has fired 10 pct of federal police in 2010 -- AP
More than 3,000 Mexican federal police fired, commissioner says -- CNN
Mexico sacks 10% of police force in corruption probe -- BBC
Mexico sacks 3,200 federal cops -- 10% of force -- USA Today
Mexico Has Fired 10 Pct of Federal Police in 2010 -- ABC News

Mexico nabs U.S.-born drug lord 'La Barbie'
-- Houston Chronicle
Captured "Barbie" drug lord menaced central Mexico -- Reuters
Suspected drug lord captured in Mexico state -- L.A. Times
Mexico says drug lord 'the Barbie' captured -- Washington Post
Mexico says drug lord 'the Barbie' captured -- AP
Mexican Police Arrest Alleged Kingpin -- New York Times

Mexican drug traffickers blamed in killing of second mayor -- L.A. Times
Mayor killed in Mexican border state -- CNN
Mexico mayor shot dead -- Al Jazeera
Mayor killed in town near where 72 migrants were massacred -- Star Telegram
Drug Cartel Gunmen Kill a Mexican Mayor -- New York Times
Drug war intensifies in Mexico -- AFP
A New Spate of Violence Roils Mexico -- Wall Street Journal
FACTBOX-Security developments in Mexico, Aug 23-30 -- Reuters

Drug cartel suspected in Mexico massacre -- Washington Times
Survivor of migrant massacre returns to Ecuador -- L.A. Times
Mexican massacre survivor returned to Ecuador, officials say -- CNN
Migrants Are Prey In Mexico's Deadly Violence -- NPR
Mexico massacre: How the drug war is pushing cartels into human trafficking -- Christian Science Monitor

TIMELINE-Key events in Mexico's drug war -- Reuters

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