Post Tagged with: "drug wars"

September 8, 2010 06:38

Colombia refugees in Ecuador still can’t flee gangs

Thousands of Colombian peasants have crossed into this Ecuadorean jungle for years to escape what the U.S. State Department describes as a low-intensity guerrilla war involving mostly political combatants.

July 4, 2010 12:54

Mexican States Vote Under Shadow of Drug War

Sunday’s vote takes place six days after a candidate for governor from the northern state of Tamaulipas, Rodolfo Torre, was shot dead while campaigning in the state. Torre represented the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which is expected to sweep the elections.

March 16, 2010 09:13

US citizens shot dead by Mexican drug gangs -Obama pushes healthcare destruction

A consulate employee and her husband, both US citizens, were murdered while driving in the violent border city, which neighbors El Paso, Texas.