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Drug Cartels

Which Cartels Are Running The Show In Mexico?

The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

Hair-raising reports of grisly murders, often carried out in plain sight, offer chilling reminders to rival drug cartels and intervening authorities i...

FBI Claims Drug Cartel Funneled Cash Through BofA

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

Drug money has a way of sprawling. And some of it may have reached Bank of America. A federal probe into Los Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, claims t...

Obama To Tackle Drug War In Second Term | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

According to ongoing discussions with Obama aides and associates, if the president wins a second term, he plans to tackle another American war that ha...

Mexican Presidential Candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota: "I'll Help Mexicans Stay in Mexico"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

For the first time ever, a woman could win Mexico's presidential election. Recently Vázquez Mota added an unexpected twist to the campaign by asking her female followers to withhold "hanky panky" until their husbands agree to vote.

Andrea Stone

The Slain Border Agent Whose Death Exposed Fast And Furious | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

Christmas was 11 days away, and Brian Terry was eager to fly home to Michigan for his first family holiday in three years. He couldn't wait to see the...

Death Threats Against A Human Rights Defender: Vidulfo Rosales In Mexico

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Kerry Kennedy

We in the U.S. must do our part to build a future of human rights and human dignity throughout the Americas, and call on Mexico to protect its indigenous communities and the advocates like Vidulfo Rosales who risk everything to defend them.

Sheriff Babeu: Critics Are On Their 'High Horse'

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

TEMPE, Ariz. — Responding to critics who claim he was too quick to blame drug smugglers for the deaths of five people found in a burned-out SUV ...

Judges From High-Profile Drug Cases Suspended

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican court authorities have suspended two federal judges who presided over high-profile drug cases, saying investigators are lo...

Happy Two Years In Hell, Jefe de Jefe

Jamie Haase | Posted 04.08.2012 | Crime
Jamie Haase

It's been two years since the dramatic killing of drug kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva. But if removing critical targets proves to accomplish nothing when it comes to interrupting the flow of narcotics -- what will it take for the violence to subside?

Stuffed Animal Maker Allegedly A Front For Money Laundering

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES — Two sisters who ran a Los Angeles toy company were sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in federal prison for their role in ...

Young Latinos In Southern California Lured By Mexican Drug Cartels

Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices

Mexican drug cartels, in a disturbing new trend, are luring young people from Southern California to smuggle drugs across the border and carry out oth...

Suspect In Immigration Agent Killing Held In U.S.

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.20.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — An alleged Mexican drug cartel member was arraigned in U.S. federal court Wednesday on murder charges from the roadside ambush of t...

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Mexican Revolutions and Mexican Homophobia

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 02.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Where is Mexico's revolution? And why do Mexican families not talk about homosexuality?

The Pentagon's $3 Billion Drug War Auction

Aurelia Fierros | Posted 02.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Aurelia Fierros

Is the U.S. enforcing the right drug policy? Is Mexico congruent with pushing the drug war to the limit, being aware that a gigantic consumers' market is at the front door?

Mexican Drug War: U.S. Accused Of Laundering Drug Cartel Money

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices

In the beginning there was Fast and Furious, a botched operation carried by the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosi...

Mexican President: Drug Cartels Threaten Democracy

AP | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- President Felipe Calderon says organized crime is threatening Mexico's democracy through involvement in elections. Calderon says meddl...

Feds: Mexican Drug Cartel Kingpin Plotted Attack Against U.S.

AP | By KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 01.12.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The leaders of a powerful Mexican cartel, frustrated that U.S. law enforcement was interfering with their lucrative drug business, plotted ...

Mexican President: State Has Been 'Left In The Hands Of The Zetas'

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Friday that the violence-plagued Gulf coast state of Veracruz had been left in the hands of...

Drug Cartel Accountant Found Shot Dead

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican marines in the violent border state of Tamaulipas found the body of the alleged top accountant for the Gulf Cartel drug tr...

Costa Rica's First Woman President Fights Invasions, Drug Cartels

Forbes Women | Posted 12.05.2011 | Women

Last year, Costa Rica elected its first female president, Laura Chinchilla, 52, adding another leader to the growing ranks of female heads of state in...

Mexico Arrests Escaped Inmates At Drug Cartel Training Camp

AP | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's navy announced Tuesday that marines found nine escaped inmates apparently working for the Zetas drug cartel at a camp bel...

7 Secrets Of A Highly Efficient Criminal Organization

Bill Rempel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Books
Bill Rempel

Colombia's Cali drug cartel was the biggest and richest crime syndicate in the history of crime, generating annual revenues exceeding $7 billion and monopolizing global cocaine markets through much of the 1990s.

Feds Fear Assassination, Escape If Drug Lord Allowed On Rooftop Gym

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

Federal prosecutors are opposed to letting an alleged Mexican drug kingpin exercise on the rooftop of a high-rise jail in the Loop because they fear a...

Iraqi-Mexican Drug And Weapons Operation Busted In California

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 10.18.2011 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — Federal officials said Thursday they've busted a drug trafficking ring involving Mexico's most powerful cartel and members of an Ira...

John Rudolf

'A Perfect Storm Of Idiocy': ATF Agents Slam Gun-Trafficking Operation | John Rudolf | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

A botched gun-trafficking investigation that allowed suspected criminals to purchase roughly 2,000 firearms -- many which later crossed the border int...