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44 killed in Mexico prison riot; guards detained

An inmate riot that may have been staged to cover a breakout killed 44 prisoners Sunday, and the jail's director and all guards on duty at the time have been detained, a security official said.Full story

DEA: Mexican governor got millions in drug cash

U.S. drug agents have evidence that cartel leaders paid millions to a Mexican border state governor and other figures in Mexico's former ruling party in exchange for political influence, according to a court filing in Texas. Full story

51 kidnapped migrants rescued in Mexican city

Mexico's federal police rescued 51 people, including six Chinese and 18 Central American migrants, who were captive in the same border city where more than five dozen people were freed last week, authorities said Monday night. Full story

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Top cop replaced in violent Mexico border state

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Mexico finds 13 more bodies, 2 new graves

As Mexicans protest, a new mass grave is found

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