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Sinaloa Cartel

El Chapo Has Been Using Tunnels For Years. So Why Did No One Predict His Escape?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.16.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's b...

'El Chapo's' Escape Undermines Official Promises of Security and an End to Impunity in Mexico

Mary Speck | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Mary Speck

MEXICO CITY -- A massive police and military manhunt is underway for "El Chapo"; his recapture would help restore some credibility to an embattled government. But Mexican authorities should realize by now that even successful police and military operations will not bring an end to the impunity that infects government institutions.

5 Things To Know About Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman's Jail Break

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

One of the world's most notorious criminals broke out of jail late Saturday night in an elaborate scheme that included a mile-long tunnel built for hi...

Sinaloa Cartel Leaders Charged In San Diego

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 03.18.2015 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Top leaders of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel smuggled huge amounts of methamphetamine and other drugs to the United States, according to ...

Why They Come: The Real Reason for the Surge of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Andrew Tucker Avorn

Claiming that the main motivation of the children who flee the Northern Triangle is anything other than violence and danger is worse than false, because such claims try to absolve Americans of the responsibility for solving the crisis.

GOP Senator: Border Incident 'Deserves A Close Look'

BuzzFeed | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just before 8:30 a.m. January 26, two figures dressed in camouflage and carrying military assault rifles crossed an international borde...

The Fate Of The Sinaloa Cartel After El Chapo's Capture

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 02.25.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The powerful Sinaloa cartel is expected to go right on selling billions of dollars of illegal drugs despite the takedown of its l...

Wiretaps, Aides Led To Mexican Drug Lord's Capture

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 04.26.2014 | World

CULIACAN, MEXICO (AP) — As Mexican troops forced their way into Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's main hideout in Culiacan, the country's most powerful dr...

U.S. Will Seek Extradition Of Mexican Cartel Kingpin

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

(Updates with lawyer denying phone link In paragraphs 7-8) By John Shiffman and Gabriel Stargardter WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, Feb 23 (Reuters)...

How Authorities Caught The World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord


MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — For 13 years Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman watched from western Mexico's rugged mountains as authorities captured or killed the ...

World's Most Wanted Drug Kingpin Arrested

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 02.22.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico, the As...

Chicagoland Shellgame

Tracy Ullman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Tracy Ullman

One-hundred yards from my door is the charred pavement from a car that was lit afire in the middle of the night two weeks ago. Two years ago, a car was directly in front of my house in this state -- I guess you can call that improvement.

Sasha Belenky

The Most Powerful Story Written About The Yarnell Firefighter Disaster & More Must-Reads | Sasha Belenky | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

1. Burn Notice From time to time after a major news event, magazines find themselves publishing dueling feature stories. One high-profile examp...

Police: Mexican Teens Killed For Mocking Drug Kingpin's Son

AP | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Authorities in western Mexico say two teenagers were killed for making fun of the son of a drug kingpin who was their classmate. ...

Father-In-Law Of Mexico's Biggest Drug Lord Busted Near Border

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican federal police arrested the father-in-law of alleged drug lord Joaquin Guzman on Tuesday in a northern border city without any ...

'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.

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...

Reputed Drug Lord's Daughter Guilty Of Immigration Charge

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — A pregnant woman who identified herself to U.S. border inspectors as a daughter of Mexico's most-wanted drug lord returned to Mexico...

U.S. Arrests Daughter Of Notorious Mexican Drug Lord

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 12.16.2012 | World

SAN DIEGO — The daughter of one of the world's most sought-after drug lords has been charged with trying to enter the United States on someone e...

132 Inmates Escape From Mexico Prison

AP | BY OSCAR VILLALBA | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — More than 130 inmates escaped through a tunnel from a prison in northern Mexico on Monday, setting off a massive searc...

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...

Sinaloa Cartel Planned Spanish Expansion

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 10.10.2012 | World

MADRID — Spanish police working with the FBI have halted an attempt by a major Mexican drug smuggling and distribution ring to establish a Europ...

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...

U.S. Targets Mexico's Most-Wanted Drug Lord

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday targeted three Belize-based associates of Mexico's most-wanted man, cocaine king Joaquin ...

Capo's Kin On Drug Kingpin List

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The U.S. Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it has imposed sanctions on relatives of Sinaloa cartel drug lord Juan Jose Es...