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Mexican Drug Cartels

Why Latin America Needs PEN

Homero Aridjis | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Homero Aridjis

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico is ranked #148 on the Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. Fifty-five journalists have been murdered in Mexico during the last five years, about one-third of the some 150 who lost their lives in that time throughout the Americas, making Mexico the most dangerous place on the continent for professionals of the word.

Let's Be Clear Who Has Caused the Border Crisis -- Us and Drugs

Stanton Peele | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The massive influx of young refugees from Honduras and other Central American countries is due to the drug war, to the illegality of drugs, to the com...

SEC: Bank Accounts Linked To Mexican Drug Cartels

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

By Emily Flitter and Jed Horowitz NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are investigating Charles Schwab Corp and Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lyn...

Alleged Drug Cartel Associate Pleads Guilty

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A reputed associate of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's has pleaded guilty in Chicago to drug trafficking. Tom...

Prosecutors Jockey To Try Captured Drug Kingpin

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and ERIC TUCKER | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors across the United States are already jockeying over who will handle any case against drug kingpin Joaquin "El ...

Alleged Cartel Leader's Son Captured By Mexican Troops

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 01.31.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soldiers and marines captured the son of the alleged leader of a drug cartel during a raid Thursday near the western city...

Drug Cartel Attack Leaves 11 Mexican Towns Without Electricity

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

Unidentified assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails attacked power stations in a violence-torn western Mexican state Sunday, leaving 11 town...

Corpse Found Hanging From Bridge Suggests Mexican Cartels In Honduras

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2013 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A dead man was found hanging from a bridge in downtown Tegucigalpa on Friday, the first time a corpse has been disp...

Ryan J. Reilly

Mexican Mennonite Marijuana Mules Busted | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven individuals, including several Mexican Mennonites, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Colorado last month for conspiracy to ...

Brother Of Drug Cartel Leaders Gets 20 Years In Prison

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 11.05.2013 | Crime

AUSTIN, Texas — The brother of two Mexican cartel leaders was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for running a money laundering operation ...

Drug Cartel Members Arrested In Killing Of Top Mexican Naval Officer

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Three alleged members of the Knights Templar drug cartel have been detained in the killing of one of Mexico's highest-ranking navy...

U.S. Official: Leader Of Brutal Mexican Drug Cartel Captured

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.14.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, was captured before dawn Monday in th...

If the NSA's Spying on Us, I'm Going Down

Courtney Garcia | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

Am I naïve enough to believe the government hasn't being spying on us all this time? No, that's ridiculous. Am I still really mad that it's official? Yes. It's like when your significant other admits to cheating on you even though you already presumed it was the case.

Cannes 2013: Mexico as Hell in Amat Escalante's Heli

Karin Badt | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The story of a family that gets caught up with a drug cartel, the film climaxes with a torture scene of two men that includes a penis sprinkled with gasoline and lit.

Mexican Drug Gangs Attempt to Control the Message

Tricia Todd | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Tricia Todd

Is it any coincidence that the two adult sons of prominent journalists in the northern state of Chihuahua were gunned down last weekend?

Extortion by Fire: More Mexican Business Are Being Lit Up in Criminal Shake Downs

Fundacion MEPI | Posted 07.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Fundacion MEPI

Once reserved to Mexico's notoriously violent north, forced payment by fire is one of the latest ghoulish crime trends to grip Mexico.

The One Thing Missing From The Border Conversation

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.06.2013 | Latino Voices

Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said recent conversations over border security are missing a critical element: money laundering. Godd...

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...

Mexican Drug Cartels Penetrate Deeper Into U.S. Than Ever Before

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.01.2013 | Crime

CHICAGO — Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to...

Killer Who Decapitated Marijuana Thief May Get Just 10-Year Sentence

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 05.07.2013 | Crime

PHOENIX — A man has pleaded no contest to a murder charge in the beheading of a man in Arizona who police say had stolen drugs from a Mexican dr...

Mexico Turned Over Drug Suspect To US Officials

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities say a drug trafficking suspect is in jail in Arizona following his arrest in Mexico. The Pima County Sheriff's Depa...

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...

'I Wish It Was Someone Else': Philanthropist Allegedly Worked To Launder Drug Money

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 11.09.2012 | Crime

EL PASO, Texas -- In public, Marco Antonio Delgado was a philanthropist, a prominent El Paso businessman and a trustee at Carnegie Mellon University. ...

Texas Lawyer Accused Of Laundering Drug Cartel's Fortune Pleads Not Guilty

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 01.08.2013 | Crime

EL PASO, Texas — In public, Marco Antonio Delgado was a philanthropist, a prominent El Paso businessman and a trustee at Carnegie Mellon Univers...

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.