A note left on a school wall in the town of Ciudad Juárez last month threatened to harm kindergartners. The note was suspected to be left by drug traffickers.
Felix Batista, who has negotiated the release of scores of victims in Latin America, was nabbed Dec. 10, authorities reported.
Drug-trafficking deaths have skyrocketed by more than 117 percent in 2008.
Auto woes of the Big Three could hurt plants south of the border – and spur migration north.
Tijuana's anticorruption police chief was fired and replaced with an Army officer Monday, following three days of drug-related violence that left 37 people dead.