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Kidnappings Increase in Sinaloa

In 2012 to date, 18 kidnappings have been reported as compared to 13 in the same time period last year.

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United States Issues Travel Warning to Chapala

The U.S. Consulate alerted citizens of illegal blockades around the Guadalajara airport and on the road to Lake Chapala.

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Court backs civil trial for Mexico soldiers Updated

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled a case involving soldiers arrested over the killing of a civilian, should be heard in a civilian court.

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Mexico police fire on US embassy staff

Two people employed at the US embassy in Mexico have been wounded after their car was mistakenly fired on by police south of Mexico City.

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Calderón defends his poverty work

Calderón said that programs like Oportunidades help economically marginalized families.

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Canada withdraws travel warning for Sinaloa

Canada has issued a new travel warning for México.

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Rumors of Los Zetas splitting into two factions

México’s largest crime group, Los Zetas, appears to be splintering into two rival factions locked in occasional open warfare with each other, experts say.

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INEGI Releases 2011 Homicide Figures

The State of Chihuahua had the highest homicide rate, with 131 per 100,000 residents; the state with the lowest homicide rate was Yucatan, with 3 per 100,000 inhabitants.

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New police captain helps Mexican town fight crime

Crime rates there have dropped by more than 40% following the appointment of a new police captain.

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Tropical Storm Helene heads towards México’s Gulf Coast

México’s government declared a state of emergency in more than 100 population centers in Veracruz state.

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Real Estate Association Pushes for Certification of Agents

Of 500 real estate agents, only 200 are associated with established agencies says Mazatlán AMPI Vice-President.

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California Condor Making a Comeback in México

23 California condors are flying free and six other soon to be released in a project to reintroduce the species in Baja California.

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Tropical Storm Hector Causes Concern

Small boat warnings have been announced for those sailing along the coast of Baja California and Sinaloa.

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Employees of Hospitals and Clinics Steal Supplies

The Secretary of Health says thefts of supplies are more damaging than administrative fraud to the health system.

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More assistance needed to secure US borders

Local authorities want to use equipment from US wars abroad to keep the border conflict from spilling over.

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