Mexico appeared to strike a major blow against one faction of the hyper-violent Zetas cartel, with the navy announcing it has captured one of the country's most-wanted drug traffickers, Ivan Velazquez Caballero, known as "El Taliban."
Seeking to repair damaged relations, President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon agreed Thursday to deepen their cooperation in combating drug violence and declared a breakthrough in efforts to end a long-standing dispute over cross-border trucking.
Mexican security forces killed reputed Gulf cartel leader Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords, in a spectacular, hours-long gunbattle Friday in the northern border city of Matamoros.
Aftershocks rattled the southwest Mexico-U.S. border on Monday morning in the aftermath of a major earthquake that killed two people, blacked out cities and forced the evacuation of hospitals and nursing homes.
The drug fueled violence on the Mexico border is hitting close to home in Southern California this weekend, a popular educator died this week after a drug gang kidnapped the man and killed him execution style.
One of Mexico's most wanted drug kingpins has been killed in a shootout. Arturo Beltran Leyva was the leader of a cartel -- that the US says -- is responsible for distributing tons of cocaine and heroin in the U.S. The Mexican government had a two-million-dollar reward for his capture.