List of massacres in Mexico

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Name Date Location Deaths Notes
Goliad massacre March 27, 1836 Goliad County, Texas 342 465 prisoners. 28 escaped, 20 spared as workers, 75 spared as unarmed captives.
Dawson Massacre September 17, 1842 near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas 36 15 captured and 36 killed out of a total of 54 Texan men.
Saint Patrick's Battalion Massacre 10–13 September 1847 Chapultepec, Mexico city 50 50 surrendered Irish volunteers who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War, collectively known as Saint Patrick's battalion were killed by the U.S. Army.
Crabb Massacre April 1–8, 1857 Caborca, Sonora 84 84 killed out of a total of 85 American men.
Mazocoba massacre January 18, 1900 Guaymas, Sonora ~400 Also known as the Battle of Mazocoba
Torreón massacre May 15, 1911 Torreón, Coahuila 300
Santa Isabel Massacre January 10, 1916 near Santa Isabel, Chihuahua 18 Villistas stopped a train near Santa Isabel, Chihuahua and killed eighteen American passengers from the ASARCO company of Tucson, Arizona.[1]
León massacre January 2, 1946 León, Guanajuato 30-100 [2][3]
Tlatelolco massacre October 2, 1968 Mexico City 40-400
Corpus Christi massacre June 10, 1971 Mexico City 120 Also known as "El Halconazo"
Tula massacre January 14, 1982 Atotonilco de Tula, Hidalgo 13
Aguas Blancas massacre 28 June 1995 Aguas Blancas, Guerrero 17
Acteal massacre December 22, 1997 Chenalhó, Chiapas 45
El Sauzal massacre September 17, 1998 El Sauzal, Baja California 19 [4]
Creel massacre August 16, 2008 Creel, Chihuahua 13 12 young people and 1 baby.[5]
Villas de Salvárcar massacre January 31, 2010 Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 15
Guerrero mass graves June 2010 Taxco, Guerrero 55
Nuevo León mass graves June 25, 2010 Nuevo León ~70
2010 San Fernando massacre August 24, 2010 San Fernando, Tamaulipas 72
Tepic massacre October 27, 2010 Tepic, Nayarit 15 [6]
San Fernando massacre April 6, 2011 San Fernando, Tamaulipas 193
Coahuila mass graves June 3, 2011 Piedras Negras, Coahuila 38
Allende massacre March 18, 2011 Allende, Coahuila 300
Durango massacres April 2011 Durango, Durango 340
Monterrey casino attack August 25, 2011 Monterrey, Nuevo León 52
Altamira prison brawl January 4, 2012 Altamira, Tamaulipas 31
Apodaca prison riot February 19, 2012 Apodaca, Nuevo León 44
Nuevo Laredo massacres 2004–2012 Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Unknown
Cadereyta Jiménez massacre 13 May 2012 Cadereyta Jiménez, Nuevo León 49
Gran Morelos massacre May 8, 2014 Gran Morelos, Chihuaha 5[7]
Tlatlaya massacre June 30, 2014 San Pedro Limón, Tlatlaya, Michoacán 22 22 civilians executed by government troops.[8][9]
Iguala massacre 26 September - 5 October 2014 Iguala, Guerrero ~40
Apatzingán massacre January 5, 2015 Apatzingán, Michoacán 16 16 unarmed civilians killed by federal police outside Apatzingán city hall.[10]
Jalisco massacre March 23, 2015 Puerto VallartaGuadalajara, Michoacán 15 [11]
2015 Ecuandureo shootout May 18, 2015 Ecuandureo, Michoacan 43 42 drug dealers and 1 police man [12]

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