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Mexico arrests high-profile vigilante leader

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:22

Mexican forces on Friday arrested Jose Manuel Mireles, a senior leader of the powerful anti-crime vigilante group in the western state of Michoacan.

11 bodies found in clandestine Mexico graves

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:48

The bodies of 11 men were found in eight clandestine graves in a forested area in Michoacan, a state in western Mexico, officials said.

Three shot dead in Mexico football match

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 02:58

Gunmen killed three people when they opened fire on fans at a football game in Mexico`s troubled western state of Michoacan, authorities said.

Gunmen shoot dead Mexican mayor in troubled state

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 04:29

Gunmen killed the mayor of a town in the troubled Mexican state of Michoacan on Saturday, more than a year after he had survived a previous assassination attempt, officials said.

Aircraft crashes in western Mexico

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 08:14

An aircraft crashed near a lagoon in western Mexico but authorities did not report its size, how it went down or whether there were any casualties.

Mexico vigilantes mark 1st anniversary of uprising

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 04:43

Hundreds of vigilantes gathered in the western Mexico state of Michoacan to celebrate the anniversary of a movement that chased a violent drug cartel out of many of its strongholds, and largely ended a reign of terror in which farmers, ranchers and businessmen were subjected to systematic extortion, kidnappings and killings.

More bodies unearthed amid Mexico violence

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 13:46

More than a dozen bodies were unearthed in a troubled region of southwestern Mexico where the military also engaged in a deadly firefight that killed one person, authorities said Tuesday.

Chilling note found alongside severed heads in Mexico

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 05:38

A chilling note was found alongside the heads and dismembered bodies of four people Thursday in the Mexican state of Michoacan where vigilantes are battling a drug cartel.

Mexico nabs Knights Templar leader

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 08:17

Mexican troops on Monday seized a high-ranking leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, blamed for much of the crime in troubled Michoacan state, prosecutors said.

One dead, five wounded in vigilante clash in Mexico

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 00:33

One man is dead and five more are wounded following a clash between members of a vigilante "self-defence" group and suspected drug cartel gunmen in western Mexico.

Federal helicopter crashes in Mexico, injuring three

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 09:14

A helicopter operated by Mexico`s prosecutor has crashed, wounding three of five passengers, when it hit a cable over a mountain community in the troubled Michoacan region.

Mexican vigilantes seize new town from drug cartel

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 10:27

Vigilantes seized a drug cartel`s bastion in western Mexico, sparking a shootout as the civilian militias gain new ground in their struggle against drug gangs in a violence-plagued region.