Mexico says 8 citizens died in Egypt

The deaths of two Mexicans had earlier been confirmed, bringing the total number of Mexicans killed to eight.

Six other Mexicans were injured in the attack. There 14 or 15 Mexicans who traveling on a desert oasis tour at the time.

Egyptian forces hunting militants in the country's western desert mistakenly opened fire on several vehicles used by Mexican tourists, killing 12 people on Sunday.

The other dead are believed to be Egyptians.

Colombia seizes 2 metric tons of cocaine on Mexico flights

Police in Bogota's El Dorado airport were tipped off when a drug-sniffing dog detected the narcotics hidden in 48 boxes of a 1-metric ton cargo shipment bound for a company in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Authorities alerted their Mexican counterparts, who then found a similar amount sent a few hours earlier on a flight to Mexico City.

Colombia is the largest supplier of cocaine to the U.S. and much of the narcotic lands on American streets through Mexican drug cartels.

Police find 7 bodies dumped on roadside in southern Mexico

Puebla state police said late Thursday the victims were not killed at the spot where they were dumped.

Puebla authorities said they were cooperating with Veracruz officials in the investigation of the deaths.

They said there had been no reports of the disappearance of that number of people in Puebla, strongly implying the victims were killed in another state.

Reputed gang leader, reporter, 4 others killed in Mexico

The Veracruz state prosecutors' office said the gunmen entered the bar and went directly for the victims, who included the local boss of the Zetas drug gang, identified as Jose Marquez Balderas. 

It said reporter Juan Santos Carrera was among those sitting with him.

Two other reporters in the bar were not shot, but were fired by their newspaper for being at the scene with the local cartel boss.

Amnesty: Mexico bodies report highlights 'shocking' crisis

The international human rights watchdog calls the situation "shocking" — not only in the state of Guerrero, where the students disappeared last September, but also elsewhere in Mexico.

Amnesty's statement Monday came in response to an AP report the previous day in which federal officials said the bodies had been found in 60 clandestine graves over the last 10 months.