The U.S. government warned of the threat posed by pirates to ships and oil facilities in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. State Department updated its travel alerts to include these assaults, which it says have occurred in Campeche Bay where armed criminal groups attack and steal commercial vessels and offshore oil platforms and supply ships.

Armed men killed a federal judge in Mexico on Tuesday. The gunmen killed his wife, too. So far, the authorities have reported their deaths and condemned them. No further details have been given. The attack occurred before noon at his home in the capital of Colima State, on the northwest coast of the country. The judge's name was Uriel Villegas...

At a press conference held this morning in Veracruz, Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denied the death of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes "El Mencho", leader of the New Generation Jalisco Cartel (CJNG).

Violence, Crime and Justice in Mexico