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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.

What It's Like to Be an American Wanted by the Drug Cartels: The Story of a Mexican-born Journalist, Part I

Paula Beltrán | Posted 09.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Paula Beltrán

The theme of duality is everywhere in Corchado's memoir. The reader can't help notice all the back and forth exchange of pronouns in the narrative. At times he uses "I" or "we" to refer to himself both as Mexican and American.

Captured Mexican Drug Lord Fears Torture In Prison

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

The captured head of the Zetas drug cartel has filed for legal protection over claims that he is at risk of torture or isolation during his detention,...

Druglord's Hometown Tense After Historic Arrest

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico -- The capture of the homegrown boss of Mexico's most feared drug cartel wasn't discussed publicly by residents of this northern ...

'Chepe' Handal Named First Major Honduran Drug Kingpin

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The U.S. Treasury Department's recent designation of "Chepe" Handal as a key Honduran drug kingpin represents a boon for efforts to dismantle narco-trafficking networks in Honduras dominated by Mexico's Sinaloa and Zetas cartels.

Known Drug Cartel Muscles In On Coal Action

Posted 01.08.2013 | Green

From TakePart's Andri Antoniades: The Los Zetas drug cartel is arguably Mexico's most violent and most feared gang. Recently, they took over the co...

9 Dead In Mexican Town As Cartels Clash

AP | MARTIN DURAN ROMERO | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

CULIACAN, Mexico -- A group of armed men stormed a town in the mountains of the western state of Sinaloa on Christmas Eve and shot nine men to death w...

Thousands Of Immigrants Disappear In Mexico

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

GENERAL ESCOBEDO, Mexico -- Even before the tour bus comes to a stop, the women rise from their seats and wait in the aisle to exit. In their arms res...

Dead Drug Lord's Relatives Exhumed To Prove ID

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Forensic investigators on Monday exhumed the body of a relative of Zetas cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano in order to conduct DNA t...

This Is What A Mexican Battlefield Looks Like

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

PROGRESO, Mexico -- Every Sunday, some 100 people gather for pick-up baseball games in a dusty open field marked only by a dirt mound and rusted bleac...

Top Cartel Leader Suspect 'El Taliban' Arrested In Mexico

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The Mexican navy said on Wednesday it had captured one of the leaders of the Zetas drug cartel, a n...

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...

Hyper-Violent Drug Cartel Blamed For Leaving Dozens Of Mutilated Bodies In Town Square

AP | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The army charged Monday that the top leaders of the hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel ordered underlings to leave 49 mutilated bodies in ...

Violence South of the Rio Grande Leads Back to U.S.

Jamie Haase | Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime
Jamie Haase

While it's often hard to blame Americans for overlooking the bloodshed below the border, we can't continue to ignore the 50,000 plus lives that our neighbor to the south has lost in just five years as a result of our destructive drug laws.

49 Headless, Handless And Footless Bodies

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

CADEREYTA, Mexico — Authorities struggled Monday to identify 49 bodies without heads, hands or feet to gain clues into the latest in a series of...

Deadliest Days Of Mexican Drug War

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

-- Some notable incidents of mass violence Mexico's drug war over past year: _ May 13: Mutilated bodies of 49 people dumped on highway in northern M...

Cartel Member Involved In Torture-Slayings Reportedly Captured

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican navy said Friday it has captured a member of the hyper-violent Zetas cartel who allegedly participated in the torture-...

Mexico's Deadliest Female Assassin Arrested

Posted 05.09.2012 | World

María Guadalupe Jiménez López, an alleged enforcer for the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel, was arrested last week in Monterrey in connection with a ...

Zetas Cartel Kills Dozens, Stages Huge Prison Break

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Nine guards have confessed to helping Zetas drug gangsters escape from prison before other Zetas slaughtered 44 rival inmat...

Mass Graves: Mexican Navy Locates 10 Drug War Victims

AP | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — A suspected member of the Zetas drug cartel led Mexican authorities to mass graves at two ranches in the Gulf coast state of ...

Suspected Drug Cartel Member Reportedly Confesses To Killing At Least 75 People

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA | Posted 03.31.2012 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Police in northern Mexico have captured an alleged member of the Zetas drug gang who confessed to killing at least 75 people...

Mexican Drug Cartels Build Own National Radio System

AP | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming. ...

Zetas Drug Cartel Reportedly Slays, Decapitates Internet Chat Room Users

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 01.11.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's hyperviolent Zetas drug cartel appears to be launching what may be one of the first campaigns by an organized crime group to s...

Video Threatens To Expose Zetas After 'Anonymous' Hacker Kidnapping

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — An Internet video is threatening Mexico's Zetas drug cartel with exposure of its allies in the local police and news media th...