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Mexican Cartels

Moment Of Truth For 'El Chapo' Snitches

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 03.29.2015 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — Identical twin brothers who ran a drug-trafficking ring that spanned much of North America were sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in pris...

Enough! Mexico Is Ready to Explode

Homero Aridjis | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
Homero Aridjis

Today all Mexico resounds with the cry "They took them alive, we want them back alive". If the 43 are ever found, and they are dead (why and where would their abductors be hiding them?), all hell may break loose. Are the president and his cabinet ready for a major upheaval? Police, politicians and judges have been bought off or put into office by the cartels. Mexicans are fed up with living in a pervasive state of corruption and impunity.

Cartel 'Queen' Pleads Guilty

AP | Posted 06.24.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI — A Mexican woman known as a drug cartel queen has pleaded guilty in Miami to charges arising from a major cocaine trafficking case. Cour...

WATCH: Rick Perry Blames The Mexicans

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2013 | Latino Voices

It doesn’t take evidence for this Texas governor to start leaning toward a conclusion. News reports suggest a white supremacist group called the...

Court Rejects Appeal Of Sentence Over Machine Gun Sale

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place mandatory 30-year prison terms for two Atlanta men who tried to provide a machine gun and oth...

Mexico Says More Cartels At Work Than Previously Believed

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 02.17.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's new attorney general said Tuesday that as many as 80 small and medium-size drug cartels are operating in the country, a n...

Mass Arrests In Mexican Meth Smuggling Scheme

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

SAN DIEGO — More than two dozen people were charged in what authorities said Friday was a window into an emerging Mexican drug cartel's efforts ...

Time to Abandon Prohibition

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We have been approaching our drug problem from the wrong end for decades. Our first mistake was to declare war; that is exactly what we got, and why we are in such trouble.

U.S. Invokes Kingpin Act, Belize Residents Accused Of Smuggling Colombian Drugs For Mexican Cartel

AP | Posted 08.07.2012 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. government is accusing three residents of Belize of helping Mexico's powerful Sinaloa cartel smuggle drugs north from Colombia...

9-Year-Old Boy With Massive Tumor Plucked From Dangerous Mexico City By U.S. Feds

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

U.S. federal agents plucked a 9-year-old boy with a massive tumor from a dangerous city in Mexico and transported him in an armored vehicle across the...

Armored Gunboats To Patrol Rio Grande

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Latino Voices

MCALLEN, Texas -- The Texas Department of Public Safety says it'll have two armored gunboats patrolling the Rio Grande later this month. DPS Director...

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...

WATCH: President Obama Targets International Organized Crime Gangs

AP | By STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 09.24.2011 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced a broadside of harsh new sanctions against four far-flung criminal cartels on Monday, part of what it...

Mexican Army Receives Beheaded Body Of Investigator In David Hartley Killing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The lead investigator in a high-profile murder case involving pirates on a Mexican border lake has been killed, his decapitated body delivered to the ...

Top Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders Indicted By Chicago Feds, Department Of Justice

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced new indictments against 10 suspected Mexican drug cartel leaders accused of using everyth...