Pope Francis heads to Mexican cult-like cartel`s homeland

Pope Francis heads to Mexican cult-like cartel`s homeland

Pope Francis heads Tuesday to Mexico`s troublesome western state of Michoacan, where the cult-like Knights Templar drug cartel and its pseudo-messianic leader terrorized the population until farmers revolted against them.

Feb 16, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

Girl dies in Mexico clashes after vigilante leader arrested

A 12-year-old girl was killed and four others were injured in violent protests after the leader of a local vigilante group was arrested in the western Mexican state of Michoacan Sunday.

Jul 20, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

Mexico: Seven killed in attack on police-guarded convoy

Seven people including two police officers have been killed in what Mexican authorities call an ambush of a convoy in the southwestern state of Michoacan.

Jun 17, 2015, 06:57 AM IST

Families claim `massacre` after Mexico gunfight

Families of 42 criminal suspects killed in a gunfight with federal forces in western Mexico picked up bodies at a morgue Sunday and angrily denounced the "massacre."

May 25, 2015, 07:46 AM IST

Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 44: Officials

At least 44 people were killed on Friday in a gunfight in western Mexico between government forces and suspected drug gang henchmen, officials said, one of the bloodiest days of violence to shake the country under President Enrique Pena Nieto.

May 23, 2015, 02:16 AM IST

Violence haunts Mexico`s election campaign

 One murdered candidate, others threatened, bodyguards assigned to gubernatorial wannabes and calls for a boycott: The June election campaign in Mexico`s Wild West is off to a rough start.

May 07, 2015, 07:07 AM IST

Mexico investigates alleged police massacre

Mexican prosecutors and the federal police`s internal affairs are investigating allegations that officers gunned down 16 unarmed civilians in January, officials said Monday.

Apr 21, 2015, 04:31 AM IST

March in Mexico City over slain students

 Some 2,500 people marched on Thursday in Mexico City marking the fifth month since the disappearance of 43 students whom the government says were killed by a police-linked drug gang.

Feb 27, 2015, 13:56 PM IST

Mexican Army kills 9 in Michoacan confrontation

The federal security commissioner for the western state of Michoacan says nine civilians have been killed in two clashes between the Army and armed civilians.

Jan 07, 2015, 00:59 AM IST

Six dead in cartel-style killings in western Mexico

The bound bodies of six men were found dumped on a street in the western Mexico state of Michoacan, where authorities have claimed to be making headway against drug gang violence.

Sep 20, 2014, 06:52 AM IST

Mexico arrests high-profile vigilante leader

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

Jun 28, 2014, 11:22 AM IST

11 bodies found in clandestine Mexico graves

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

Jun 27, 2014, 16:48 PM IST

Three shot dead in Mexico football match

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

Jun 03, 2014, 02:58 AM IST

Gunmen shoot dead Mexican mayor in troubled state

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.

Mar 23, 2014, 04:29 AM IST

Aircraft crashes in western Mexico

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.

Mar 21, 2014, 08:14 AM IST

Mexico vigilantes mark 1st anniversary of uprising

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.

Feb 25, 2014, 04:43 AM IST

More bodies unearthed amid Mexico violence

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.

Feb 12, 2014, 13:46 PM IST

Chilling note found alongside severed heads in Mexico

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.

Feb 07, 2014, 05:38 AM IST

Mexico nabs Knights Templar leader

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.

Jan 28, 2014, 08:17 AM IST

One dead, five wounded in vigilante clash in Mexico

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.

Jan 25, 2014, 00:33 AM IST