Authorities found the mutilated remains of 14 people inside a truck parked in front of a city government office in northern Mexico Thursday, according to the Attorney General of the State of Tamaulipas .
CNN's Rafael Romo reports on a video that has gone viral using children playing the part of drug cartels.
Eight state police officers and two civilians were wounded after gunmen opened fire on a hotel in the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo, luring the police from their barracks before setting off a car bomb, the local authorities said Thursday.
Mexican authorities found at least 49 decapitated and dismembered bodies along a highway in a northern border state Sunday morning, officials said.
One of the founding members of Los Zetas, a ruthless Mexican drug cartel that began as a group of army deserters hired by a drug lord, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, the federal attorney general's office said.
It wasn't the sight of tortured bodies that scared "Chuy." It was what was written on the sign that was left next to them.
Rains will bring some relief to drought-stricken Mexico this week, but they will not be enough alleviate the bigger challenges, officials say.
At least 31 inmates were killed and 13 were injured when a riot broke out in a northern Mexican prison Wednesday, authorities said.
Authorities have opened a murder investigation after the discovery of 13 bodies Sunday in an abandoned truck in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the attorney general's office reported.
Three of the seven victims of a highway attack this week in the Mexican state of Veracruz were American citizens, officials said.
Eleven people died Thursday in attacks in two separate towns in the northern portion of Mexico's Veracruz state, officials said.
Twenty inmates were killed and 12 injured during a fight Saturday at a prison in northeastern Mexico, officials said.
A top Zetas drug cartel leader -- who allegedly ordered the attack and arson at a casino that killed 52 -- has been captured, Mexican defense officials said Thursday.
Rey Rodríguez nos comenta sobre la relación entre la muerte de la periodista María Elizabeth Macías y las redes sociales.
The editor of a Mexican newspaper was found dead, her body decapitated and with a note next to it, officials said.
Mexican government officials plan to include the border city of Juarez in independence celebrations despite raging drug-related violence in the area.
One smiles for the camera, another appears defiant, while a third looks serene. They all look straight into the camera. Their confessions are blunt and candid -- it's a relatively new strategy used by Mexican authorities.
A five-hour shootout between Mexican navy fighters and alleged members of the "Zetas" cartel left 15 people dead and several wounded, the official Notimex news agency reported Friday.
Tim Padgett with TIME magazine talks about his cover article on drug violence in Mexico.
Mexican troops fanned out across the border state of Tamaulipas this weekend, taking over security operations in half the state's cities and towns.
Federal police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for coordinating the kidnappings of more than 70 migrants later found dead in northern Mexico last year, authorities said Friday.
Traversing Mexico's highways as a bus driver has always been a dangerous job, says Enrique, whose route takes him from central Mexico to Tamaulipas, on the border with the United States.
Authorities in Mexico have arrested Gilberto Barragan Balderas, one of the leaders of a powerful drug dealing group called the Gulf Cartel, police said.
Mexican authorities arrest Gilberto Barragan Balderas, the suspected leader of a powerful drug cartel.
Twelve suspected members of the Zetas drug gang and a member of Mexico's Navy were killed in a shootout on an island in a lake that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Monday.
Authorities in the Mexican north-central state of Durango have confirmed the discovery of 26 bodies in a mass grave. According to the Durango State's Attorney's Office, the bodies were found in a residential area in the capital city of the same name.
Mexican authorities announced Saturday the arrest of a drug kingpin -- nicknamed "El Kilo" -- based in the country's northeast and suspected of having links to the mass graves recently found in the region.
Sixteen municipal police officers from the northeastern Mexican town of San Fernando have been arrested for allegedly protecting those responsible for the mass graves uncovered there, the country's attorney general said.
Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have so far found 116 bodies buried in mass, clandestine graves in the northern border state of Tamaulipas.
Raids on buses by criminals in Mexico have led to the kidnapping of one American, the U.S. consulate in Matamoros, Mexico, said in a message warning of the dangers of bus travel there.
Authorities located four new mass graves in northern Mexico over the weekend after the arrest of a suspect in the kidnapping and killings of bus passengers, the Mexican military said.
Mexican police uncover mass graves linked to drug cartel kidnappings. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Thirteen more bodies of men have been uncovered from a series of mass graves in northeastern Mexico, bringing the total to 72, officials in Tamaulipas state said Friday.
Eight mass graves were uncovered in northeastern Mexico Wednesday, holding at least 59 bodies, the Tamaulipas state attorney general's office said.
At least 18 people were killed in a shootout in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, state media reported.
In Mexico, a man who tried to journey illegally into the United States to seek work vows that he will never again leave his home.
In November 2010, photojournalist Jeff Antebi captured the horrors of Mexico's border violence.
The top security official in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon was found shot dead and burned inside a truck in the city of Monterrey, the state-run Notimex news agency reported, citing state officials.
At a shelter near Mexico City, Belkis Nunez is recovering.
A judge will bring at least 41 guards to trial following a mass jailbreak from a prison in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico's Attorney General's office posted on its website Tuesday.
State and federal authorities in Mexico traded barbs over the escape of 141 inmates from a border city prison as police stepped up security and searched for convicts on the run.
At least 141 inmates escaped Friday from a prison in Mexico's northeast border city of Nuevo Laredo, Notimex reported, citing an official.
The Mexican government announced Wednesday it was strengthening its security operation in the country's drug-riven northeast by sending more soldiers and federal police to the states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
Mexican troops have killed 11 suspected members of the Zetas drug cartel in a shootout near the Texas border, state media reported.
Ten kidnap victims, including a 7-month-old infant, were rescued over the weekend in an operation in northern Mexico, the country's navy said Monday.
About 100 families in a Mexican town near the border with Texas have abandoned their homes, not to seek better work or economic opportunities, but because of increasing violence that has hit the border state of Tamaulipas.
The mayor-elect of a municipality in the Mexican state of Veracruz was abducted and killed Monday, the government-run news agency reported.
The wife of an American reportedly shot dead by gunmen believed linked to a Mexican drug gang gave an eight-hour interview and provided a detailed statement to federal and state authorities in Mexico, she said Monday.
Tiffany Hartley was interviewed for 8 hours by Mexican officials about the alleged death of her husband on Falcon Lake.
Federal and state authorities in Mexico held an eight-hour, "in-depth" interview with the wife of an American reportedly shot dead by gunmen investigators believe are linked to a Mexican drug gang, a U.S. spokesman confirmed Saturday.
CNN's Don Lemon speaks to Nick Valencia and KRGV's Will Ripley about what's next in the Falcon Lake investigation.
The search for an American -- whose wife says he was shot on a lake that straddles the U.S.-Mexican border -- has been suspended, a Mexican official said Friday.
Despite the grisly slaying of the Mexican government's lead investigator, the search for an American reported missing in a lake straddling the border will go on, U.S. and Mexican authorities vowed Wednesday.
CNN's Ed Lavandera talks with Tiffany Hartley about her husband's disappearance after the lead investigator is killed.
The lead Mexican investigator in the Falcon Lake case, Rolando Armando Flores Villegas, has been killed, his severed head delivered Tuesday in a suitcase to the Mexican military, officials told CNN.
A Texas lawmaker says a Mexican investigator in the Falcon Lake case has been decapitated. HLN reports.
Authorities in the Tamaulipas state attorney general's office gave conflicting information Monday over whether authorities are pursuing a pair of suspects in the case of a U.S. citizen who disappeared during a sightseeing trip on the U.S.-Mexican border in South Texas.
CNN's Nick Valencia reports on the the search for a man whose wife says was shot and killed by Mexican pirates.
Mexican authorities were continuing their search Wednesday for an American man reported to have been killed by pirates on a lake that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, a Mexican police commander said.
Mexican authorities are searching for an American boater reported to have been killed by pirates on a lake that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, but have not yet found his remains, a state police commander said Tuesday.
CNN's Anderson Cooper is joined by the survivor of a possible pirate attack in the waters near the U.S.-Mexican border.
Mexico's navy on Wednesday announced the arrests of 30 members of the Gulf drug cartel following several armed confrontations in the northern state of Tamaulipas.
The commissioner of Mexico's National Migration Institute has resigned, the state-run Notimex news agency reported.
Officials in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas have found two bodies that may be those of two men investigating the massacre of 72 migrants in the state.
Six of the suspected gunmen responsible for the killings of 72 migrants in Mexico have been identified, Mexican authorities said Monday, the state-run Notimex news agency reported.
Mexico's government will present a new strategy for preventing the kidnapping of migrants Tuesday, the nation's interior ministry said.
The mayor of a city in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas was killed and his 10-year-old daughter was injured Sunday, officials said.
At least two car bombs exploded Friday near the television studios of Televisa in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state in northeastern Mexico, authorities said.
At least 14 inmates died Friday in a prison riot in northeastern Mexico, the state news agency reported.
A car bomb rocked the headquarters of the Tamaulipas State Public Safety complex in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, the agency said Thursday. No one was hurt; two police cars were damaged, it said in a news release.
Mexican federal police officers are attacked by an explosive projectile during a shootout.
More than 28,000 people have died in drug violence in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006 and stepped up the fight against organized crime, the nation's intelligence and national security director said Tuesday.
Fifteen people -- including two women -- were tortured and executed in the border state of Tamaulipas, state media said.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon promised federal aid to three states after torrential rains soaked the area, leaving at least 15 dead and forcing the evacuation of thousands.
Mexicans in 15 states will head to the polls Sunday in elections that are widely considered to be a referendum on Mexican President Felipe Calderon's strategy of fighting drug cartels and organized crime.
Two high-ranking public officials were shot and killed in Mexico late Wednesday, making for four such attacks in the past two weeks. Three of the deadly assaults happened this week.
Egidio Torre Cantu, brother of slain Mexican gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre Cantu, was chosen by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, to take his place on the ballot, a PRI official told CNN.
A gubernatorial candidate in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, was killed by gunfire Monday morning near Ciudad Victoria, a top government official reported.
Bodyguards learn to fight off assassination and kidnap attempts in the Mexican drug war. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
The bodies of at least 20 people were found in various sectors of the municipality of Ciudad Madero, Mexico, south of Tamaulipas, state news agency Notimex reported Friday.
The U.S. State Department on Thursday extended a travel warning that had been issued for Mexico because of the region's high level of drug and gang violence.
At least nine people died in shootouts over the weekend in northeastern Mexico, an area where two drug cartels have been waging a bloody war since January.
Federal agents seized 2,880 rounds of ammunition found inside an SUV that was being driven from Brownsville, Texas, to Mexico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
There are dozens of murders recorded in Mexico each month, but it was a single one that set off a succession of skirmishes that has turned the northeastern state of Tamaulipas into a battle zone.
Five presumed drug gang members and one soldier were killed in shootouts Thursday and Friday after criminals blocked thoroughfares in two northern Mexico states to prevent military reinforcements from arriving, authorities said.
Renewed violence in Mexican cities bordering Texas has ignited fear among nearby residents, some of whom have turned to social media despite cartels' efforts to limit information.
Shootouts between drug suspects and the military in the Mexican northeastern border state of Tamaulipas have left seven dead and 11 wounded, the government reported.
Mexican agriculture officials said Thursday that U.S. colleagues hunting for the source of a salmonella outbreak are rushing to a conclusion about finding the strain at a Mexican pepper farm
Four people are dead after a fiery chain reaction crash on a bridge between the U.S. and Mexico.
Two tractor-trailer trucks crashed and burst into flames Thursday on a bridge between the United States and Mexico, shutting a key border crossing and killing four people, police said.