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Drug War Mexico

Mexican Druglord Nabbed By Police

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A man believed to be the leader of the Gulf drug cartel, which controls some of the most valuable and violently contested smuggling rou...

16-Year-Old Suspected Hitman Arrested In Mexico

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they were investigating a 16-year-old suspected hitman who was believed to have p...

Drug Kingpin Reportedly Captured In Mexico

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The Mexican Navy said on Wednesday it had captured one of Mexico's most wanted drug bosses, the head of the Gulf Ca...

Romney and Obama Foolishly Ignore the War on Drugs

Ted Galen Carpenter | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Ted Galen Carpenter

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngAfter waging a futile war on drugs for more than four decades, while causing horrific unintended consequences both here and abroad, it is well past time to try a different approach.

Drug War Takes Horrifying Toll On Mexican Journalists

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media

There have been many consequences of the War on Drugs. One has been the explosion of violence in Mexico. For journalists, the war has been particularl...

47,000 Killed As Mexico Drug War Rages On

Posted 09.29.2012 | Crime

The drug-fueled violence that has plagued Mexico and spilled over the border into the US shows no signs of stopping. Mexican President Felipe Calde...

Cash Stash In Plane Crash

AP | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

QUITO, Ecuador — A Mexican-registered plane carrying two men, a large amount of cash and a dog crashed in Ecuador, and officials said Monday tha...

Feds Deny Making Immunity Deal With Mexican Drug Cartel Kingpin

AP | Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- U.S. prosecutors on Friday asked a judge not to throw out drug trafficking conspiracy charges against a top lieutenant in one of Mexico's l...

Who Lost Mexico?

Moisés Naím | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Moisés Naím

Not too long ago Mexico was regarded as the Latin American nation most likely to become a developed country. Now it is commonly seen as a nation where some of the most powerful and ruthless criminals reside.

Drug War: Mexico Military FInds One Of Counry's Largest Meth Labs

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico — The Mexican Navy gave reporters a firsthand look Tuesday at what they described as one of the largest methamphetamine labs...

Ciudad Juarez: Mexican Troops Enter City Embroiled In Drug Gang War

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 1,500 Mexican troops have moved into a city on the US border being fought over by rival drug gangs. Soldiers moved into Ciudad Juarez to try...

9 Headless Bodies Found In Mexican Border City

AP | MARIANA MARTINEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TIJUANA, Mexico — The bodies of nine decapitated men were found in a vacant lot in Tijuana Sunday, part of a wave of violence that claimed at le...