Indian soldiers of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. The day marks the anniversary of India's adoption of a democratic constitution.
Three Mexican mayors have been assassinated this year, but such killings draw little attention as they are increasingly common and many Mexicans believe slain politicians often have drug ties.
The government on Wednesday announced that 15,273 people died in the Mexico drug war in 2010.
Mexico City’s government chalks up its mended reputation to lower crime rates, saying kidnappings have come down 26 percent since 2009.
Human rights activists in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico's most violent city, say their cause will not be silenced by the death of Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, who was shot dead last week while demanding justice in her daughter's unsolved killing.
A Mexican mother protesting for justice in her daughter's unsolved death was killed last night, adding to what was already the deadliest year in Mexico's drug war.
The brutal beating of Russian journalist Oleg Kashin outside his apartment building Nov. 6 draws renewed attention to the dangers that reporters face in many countries – including death, violence, imprisonment, exile, and threats to their families. The Committee to Protect Journalists tracks journalists’ deaths, imprisonments, and other forms of intimidation. Deaths are classified as work-related if they are killed in a hostile action tied to their journalism work – caught in crossfire or retribution for their work, for example – and do not include those media members who worked alongside the journalists, nor those cases in which the motive for the killing is unconfirmed. Below are some of the world’s most dangerous countries in which to be a journalist, according to CPJ.
Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, also known as 'Tony Tormenta,' the highest-profile leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel, was gunned down by Mexican government forces this weekend.
The Mexican government and police efforts in the Mexican drug war are often undermined by the control that organized crime has on the political system.
Three brutal killings in Mexico in the past few days, including today's car wash massacre, killed at least 41 people. Most of the victims were formerly involved with drugs.