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Mexico Drug Trafficking

Mexican Vigilantes: Caught Between Cartels and U.S. Drug Consumers

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

Public opinion polls show that the majority of Mexicans believe self-defense is the best way to protect your community and a larger majority sees nothing wrong with vigilante justice. One could argue that such an outcome is predictable in a country where 105,000 people are kidnapped for ransom every year, where criminal groups blackmail one of every 10 Mexicans and 96 percent of recorded crimes go unpunished.

Mexico Detains Unlikely Band Of Alleged Drug Traffickers

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican marines say they have detained an unlikely band of drug traffickers that includes 12 boys and a woman with a baby who possessed...

Two Men Charged In U.S. Coast Guard's Death

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — A Coast Guardsman fired several gunshots from an inflatable boat before it was slammed by another vessel in a crash that caused the ...

Most Mexicans Support Drug War

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — A new survey finds that eight of 10 Mexicans support the military crackdown against drug traffickers launched in 2006. The poll r...

Former Governor Denies 'Malicious' Drug Allegations

AP | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas on Friday denied that he took money from drug cartels and channeled it th...

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.

U.S. Secretly Helped Mexican Drug Trafficker To Infiltrate His Criminal Ring

The New York Times | GINGER THOMPSON | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

American drug enforcement agents posing as money launderers secretly helped a powerful Mexican drug trafficker and his principal Colombian cocaine sup...

Mexican Anti-Violence Activist Shot To Death

AP | JAVIER QUINTERO and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

HERMOSILLO, Sonora — An activist who publicly accused police officers of kidnapping his teenage son was shot to death in an attack that instantl...

Mexico Horror: Gunmen Dump 35 Bodies During Rush Hour

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — A gang known to be aligned with Mexico's most-wanted drug lord appears to be making a violent challenge to the dominant Zetas...

Prosecutors Deny Immunity Deal With Drug Lord's Son

AP | Posted 11.11.2011 | World

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...

Mexican Teen Girls Being Trained As Assassins

Posted 08.18.2011 | World

Recent arrests in Mexico call attention to a disturbing trend in the country's war on drugs: that teen girls are being trained as drug cartel assassin...

Mexico Drug War: 10 Young People, Ages 8-21, Shot Dead | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ten children, youths and young adults between the ages of 8 and 21 were gunned down, presumably by drug traffickers, in the northern Mexican state of ...

Arriola Marquez, Mexican Drug Smuggler, Pleads Not Guilty In Denver Federal Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A man charged with helping smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine from Mexico to the United States has pleaded not guilty in Denv...

Mexico Drug War Causes Crisis Of Confidence

TIME | Ioan Grillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The no-nonsense government ads flash onto prime-time Mexican TV between soccer games and steamy soap operas. Bullet-filled corpses are shown sprawled ...

Mexico Drug War: Police Find 4 Tortured Bodies In Guerrero

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ACAPULCO, Mexico — Mexican authorities found seven corpses in two abandoned cars along with written messages referring to drug cartels, state po...

Pseudoephedrine Crackdown Forces Mexican Meth Cartels To Go Back To Basics

AP | DAVID W. KOOP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican cartels are increasingly going "old school" to keep supplying America with methamphetamine despite an ingredient squeeze. ...

Mexico And Argentina Move Towards Decriminalizing Drugs | Rory Carroll in Caracas, Jo Tuckman in Mexico and Tom Phillips in Rio De Janeiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Argentina and Mexico have taken significant steps towards decriminalizing drugs amid a growing Latin American backlash against the US-sponsored "war o...

Cartel Warfare: How Mexico Lost Ciudad Juárez PART 2

Federico Manfredi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Federico Manfredi

Ciudad Juárez acquired the dubious reputation of wild border town during the Prohibition years, and has long been a major transshipment point for drugs entering the United States, but bloody struggles among rival cartels here are a relatively new phenomenon that stems from recent domestic and international developments.

Cartel Warfare: How Mexico Lost Ciudad Juárez: PART 1

Federico Manfredi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Federico Manfredi

When I asked him whether he was referring to the agents of the Sinaloa Cartel, who are allegedly attempting to take over the city from the Juárez Cartel, he became nervous and defensive: "Why do you ask me if you already know?"

Mexico's Drug Wars Have Killed 7,000 In 2 Years

The Independent | Evan Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Enrique Gonzalez was having breakfast at a roadside cafe when a man got out of a car, walked up behind him and shot him in the back with an AK-47 auto...

Mexican Soldiers Kill Pregnant Woman As She Seeks Help

Telegraph | Last Updated: 9:52PM GMT 12 Dec 2008 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Soldiers shot dead a pregnant woman in northern Mexico as her vehicle, carrying a passenger wounded in a shooting, approached a roadblock where she so...