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Mexican Drug Cartel

Narco Cultura: Inside the World of Mexican Drug Culture

Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Kathleen Massara

Shot over two years, with 100 hours of footage, Narco Cultura documents a city overtaken by violence, with murder being a regular occurrence.

Mexican Drug Cartel Joins Instagram

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Almost everyone is on social media these days and Mexican drug cartels are no exception. An Instagram account created on Monday claimed to represent t...

Drug Cartel Leader Gets 15 Years

AP | Posted 10.19.2013 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — The last of four brothers accused of creating an infamous Mexican drug cartel was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday after pl...

Cops Seize Gold-Plated AK-47 Machine Gun

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.09.2013 | Weird News

Some people have too much money. Why else would someone purchase a gold-plated AK-47, like the one recently retrieved by authorities in Honduras? ...

The Silent But Deadly War on Drugs

Gretchen Burns Bergman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Gretchen Burns Bergman

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngWe spend billions of dollars on the war on drugs while communities are collapsing because of unemployment, yet neither Republicans nor Democrats will even discuss the failed punitive prohibitionist policies of the drug war.

Texas Horse Trainer In Zetas Case Released On Bond

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | Latino Voices

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas horse trainer charged with conspiring to launder money for Mexico's powerful Zetas drug cartel has been released on bond, his...

Colo. Soldiers Arrested In Mexican Drug Cartel Murder Plot

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 03.27.2012 | Denver

EL PASO, Texas -- Two men with Army ties – including an active-duty sergeant – sought to work with a Mexican drug cartel in a murder-for-h...

The 'Queen Of The Pacific' Eludes Extradition Again

AP | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 01.15.2012 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- A Mexican federal judge on Thursday rejected a second attempt to extradite an alleged drug trafficker to the U.S., nearly exhausting ye...

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...

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 ...

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...

U.S. Man Arrested For Smuggling Grenades To Mexican Drug Cartel

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Police have arrested a U.S. man for smuggling American grenade parts into Mexico for use by the Sinaloa cartel, and a U.S. officia...

Mexico Drug War's Deadliest 2010 Attacks (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Wednesday's horrific car wash attack in Tepic, Mexico left 15 people dead. The tragedy was yet another in the increasingly bloody war against the cou...

4 Decapitated Bodies Hung From Bridge By Mexican Drug Gang

AP | OSWALD ALONSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CUERNAVACA, Mexico — The decapitated bodies of four men were hung from a bridge Sunday in this central Mexican city besieged by fighting between...

Police Officers Arrested In Murder Of Mexican Mayor

AP | MARK WALSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Six city police officers were arrested Friday in the killing of a mayor in northern Mexico, as the country's escalating drug...

Jesus Vincente Zambada-Niebla Pleads Not Guilty: Alleged Mexican Cartel Leader Denies Charges

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A man accused of being one of the leaders of a powerful Mexican drug cartel pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he conspired to...

Carlos Beltran Levya Captured: Mexico Announces Arrest Of Alleged Drug Lord

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican police have captured alleged drug lord Carlos Beltran Leyva, just two weeks after his even more powerful brother was kille...

US Drug Raids: Police Arrest More Than 300 Involved In Mexican Drug Cartel

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and SEAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OKLAHOMA CITY — In the largest single strike at Mexican drug operations in the U.S., authorities arrested more than 300 people in a sting that d...

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...

The Term "Man Caused Disasters" Sounds Weak, but the "War on Terror" Has Always Been Weaker

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

President Obama knows the United States has been losing these wars and also knows the terrible impact these wars have had on a group of people when they are labeled and targeted.

You Don't Agree

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Dimond

It's time again to let some of you get a turn to sound off about what I write in this space. Every week I examine some crime and justice related to...

Mexican Drug Violence Spills Over Into US

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just as government officials had feared, the drug violence raging in Mexico is spilling over into the United States. U.S. authorities are reporting a...