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Head Of One Of Mexico's Most Violent Drug Cartels Arrested

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities announced Tuesday they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking ring...

Tamaulipas, Cradle of Mexico's Drug War, Erupts

Michael Deibert | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Michael Deibert

The Mexican state of Tamaulipas, birthplace of the country's oldest criminal organization, the Gulf Cartel, is again awash in blood.

Mario Ramirez Trevino, Mexican Gulf Cartel Leader, Arrested: Reports

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Mexican security forces on Saturday caught the leader of the cocaine-trafficking Gulf Cartel, local media reported, th...

Why Arrest of Zetas Leader Does Not Mean End to Mexico's Drug War

Michael Deibert | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Michael Deibert

In the violence that has claimed more than 60,000 lives in Mexico since 2006, the criminal organization know as Los Zetas have been the perpetrators of some sickening crimes.

Narco 101: Leader Reveals Mexican Cartel's American Corporate Business Model

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 09.30.2012 | Latino Voices

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- When a regional manager for the Mexican Gulf cartel moved his operation to a more lucrative territory on the border, he took alo...

132 Inmates Escape From Mexico Prison

AP | BY OSCAR VILLALBA | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — More than 130 inmates escaped through a tunnel from a prison in northern Mexico on Monday, setting off a massive searc...

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...

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...

Top Cartel Leader 'El Gordo' Reportedly Captured In Mexico

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

(AP) MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican navy says it has detained a top leader of the Gulf drug cartel. Navy spokesman Jose Luis Vergara says marines detai...

Mexico Makes MAJOR Arrest

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

By Lizbeth Diaz and David Alire Garcia MEXICO CITY, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Mexico has captured a leader of the country's G...

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...

Key Gulf Cartel Figure Killed In Northern Mexico

AP | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen killed a leading Gulf Cartel commander who was sought by the U.S. and believed to be behind a split with a rival crime organizat...

Gang Fighting In Mexico Leaves Over 40 Dead In 24 Hours

AP | NACHA CATTAN | Posted 09.08.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Fighting among the Zetas gang and other vicious drug cartels led to the deaths of more than 40 people whose bodies were found in t...

20 Acapulco Men May Have Been Abducted By Mistake

AP | GUSTAVO RUIZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MORELIA, Mexico — Twenty men kidnapped last week in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco had no criminal records and may have been targeted by mi...

Juan Manuel Jurado Zarzoza, Gulf Cartel Kingpin, Arrested At Cancun Resort

AP | Sara Miller Llana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican army has captured 25 gunmen in northern Mexico who witnesses say disguised themselves as soldiers. The men were captu...