Los Zetas have regained hundreds of gang members in jailbreaks in recent years. The jailbreaks expose a side of Mexico's broken prison system, where wardens either bend to organized crime or face death.
A bishop is among those alleging human rights abuses by state, but the church stands behind President Calderón's military-led crackdown on the Mexico drug war.
Mexico has arrested Carlos Oliva Castillo, also known as 'the frog,' who was the alleged mastermind of a horrific arson attack on a casino that killed 52 people in August.
10/13/2011 04:15 pm
Nearly 60 bodies were discovered by authorities this week about 80 miles from Brownsville, Texas. Officials say the suspects are members of the Zetas, one of Mexico’s most violent drug gangs.
04/07/2011 04:39 pm
The Chilean miners' ability to survive 17 days trapped underground without outside contact could spur future rescue missions to persevere when hope seems lost.
10/19/2010 04:45 pm
Felix Batista, who has negotiated the release of scores of victims in Latin America, was nabbed Dec. 10, authorities reported.
12/17/2008 12:00 am
Auto woes of the Big Three could hurt plants south of the border – and spur migration north.
12/09/2008 12:00 am