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Mexico Moves Closer To Extraditing Drug Lord El Chapo To U.S.

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.20.2016 | World

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States on Friday after receiving guarante...

Mexico Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Moved To Jail On U.S. Border

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.07.2016 | World

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was moved on Saturday from a jail in central Mexico to a prison in Ciudad Juarez, ...

Meet The Man Who Runs The Sinaloa Cartel... With Or Without 'El Chapo'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

He was born in the countryside of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, entered the drug trade as a teenager and presides over what many believe is the hemisp...

Why The Capture Of 'El Chapo' Guzman Won't Stop His Cartel

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.14.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Steven Dudley, the co-found...

U.S. Trial For El Chapo Could Expose More Than Some Americans Want

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

Putting drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on trial in a U.S. court could offer a peek into how far Mexico’s biggest drug cartel has penetrat...

Fair Trade Cocaine

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

The drug war brought violence to Latin America, but let me tell you it's also brought opportunity and created a way to escape a system of deeply-ingrained poverty for hundreds of thousands of people.

Mission Accomplished: El Chapo Recaptured on Eve of Pope Francis' Visit

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 01.09.2016 | World
R. Andrew Chesnut

In Mexico the apprehension or killing of top drug lords tends to be timed for maximum political advantage. The spectacular recapture of the world's most wanted drug kingpin, El Chapo Guzman, is no different.

‘El Chapo’ Had 46 Conjugal Visits Before Escaping Prison

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.03.2015 | World

Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was granted nearly four dozen conjugal visits during the year and a half he spent at Mexico's ...

This Map Shows How Far El Chapo’s Power Extends Past Mexico

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera’s escape through a hole in the shower from the maximum security Altiplano prison outside Mexico City in July w...

Mexico Says Drug Boss Guzman Narrowly Evades Capture

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The world's most-wanted drug boss, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, narrowly evaded security forces searching for him in the...

El Chapo’s Sons Are Playing Cat-And-Mouse With Mexican Authorities On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

Jesus Alfredo Guzman likes to tweet a lot. Mainly, he likes to tweet pictures of big guns, fast cars, wads of money and his pet lion cubs. But above a...

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 ba...

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

Mary Speck | Posted 07.14.2016 | 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...

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...

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)...

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 example w...

'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.

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...

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 ...

Drug Cartel Approves Of Mexican Band's Songs About Them

Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

By GALIA GARCIA-PALAFOX, The Associated Press NAUCALPAN, Mexico — Trumpets and trombones blast across a rodeo ring where women in miniskirts danc...

Mexican Standoff

Dan Rather | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Dan Rather

According to former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castañeda, legalizing "drugs in general, and marijuana in particular" would significantly diminish the bloodshed plaguing Mexico.

Mexico's Presidents Are Considering Legalizing Drugs. Will the U.S. Join the Debate?

Daniel Robelo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Robelo

President Calderon's openness to debating legalization comes amid new recognition that the cartels are not just killing each other -- they are openly challenging the Mexican state.