A man sniffed the contents of a bottle at a the ‘Bordo Poniente’ garbage dump in Mexico City Wednesday. Thousands of tons of garbage were deposited at the site until the government closed it.
Soldiers march in the military parade during the Independence Day celebrations in Mexico City Sept. 16. Mexico celebrated the 201st anniversary of its 1810 independence uprising.
Children dressed in Halloween costumes looked at a crime scene in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Monday. A municipal police officer and his mother were shot dead at her house by hit men, according to local media.
The bodies of 23 male and 12 female murder victims were abandoned in front of the Plaza Americas commercial area this afternoon in Boca del Rio, a suburb of Veracruz.
The bodies were on board and scattered behind 2 flatbed pickups on Manuel Avila Camacho boulevard that were left at the scene during rush hour traffic at approximately 5:00pm.
Hundreds of horrified motorists and onlookers witnessed as gunmen on board several pickups escorted the vehicles to the site where they hung a banner, threw some of the bodies to the roadway then left.
Army units and state police arrived later to secure the scene.
A source within the Veracruz Attorney General’s office confirmed with El Universal news group that the the victims were Zetas and the executioners belonged to the Gulf Cartel.
The Veracruz Attorney General, Reynaldo Escobar Perez, announced this evening that most of the bodies had been identified and all had prior criminal records that included kidnapping, murder, drug trafficking and organized crime.
The bodies were bound and gagged and had been tortured. Some had bullet wounds to the head.
Initially, authorities reported that the dead were members of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) and the killers were sicarios belonging to Los Zetas but this information was later revised.
Central American migrants traveled on the roof of a train in Veracruz, Mexico, Monday. Masked gunmen on Friday stormed a northbound train and kidnapped at least 80 migrants presumably bound for the United States, a priest who runs a migrant shelter said Monday.
Workers checked the quality of corn in Puebla, Mexico.
This X-ray, provided by officials in Chiapas, Mexico, shows migrants from Latin America and Asia inside a truck heading to the U.S. Local police said they found more than 500 migrants Tuesday inside two trailer trucks. The red arrows mark distance.
Young men painted themselves in oil and ash to ward off evil spirits in a century-old festival in San Martín Tilcajete, near Oaxaca, Mexico.
Members of the Honduran Immigrants and Relatives of Missing People Committees Network viewed photographs of loved ones in Tapachula, Mexico, Sunday. Their goal is to find information about people who went missing while trying to cross the border into the U.S.
Mexican soldiers stand in formation as 46 tons of marijuana is incinerated at a military base in the border city of Tijuana May 11, 2010.
A soldier pulls marijuana plants up in an illegal plantation at the Sierra de Juarez, in Tecate, northern Mexico on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Authorities found three illegal plantations of marijuana on Sept. 20 during air patrol operations.
A dog chained to a hamburger stand sat on a table in a flooded street in Villahermosa, Mexico, Wednesday. The area has been battered by the remnants of a hurricane and a tropical storm that followed