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Sinaloa Cartel

Cartel Drops Thousands Of Aerial Leaflets Slamming Governor

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Drug traffickers took the unusual step of using an airplane to drop thousands of leaflets on the northern city of Culiacan accusin...

US Targets Cartel Leader's Sons

AP | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Tuesday against two sons of Sinaloa cartel drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The U...

U.S. Meth Supplier Expands Operations To Guatemala

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and SONIA PEREZ | Posted 03.01.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel appears to be extending its massive production of methamphetamine into neighboring Guatemala...

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...

Police Find Mutilated Bodies In Chihuahua, Mexico

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Police have found the bodies of six bricklayers who were working on a new elementary school in the northern state of Chihuahu...

'Massive' Smuggling Ring Dismantled In Arizona

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 12.31.2011 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX — Arizona authorities have disrupted a Mexican drug cartel's distribution network, arresting dozens of smugglers in dismantling a ring r...

Acapulco: Police Find Decapitated Head In Ice Chest

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican army have found an auto shop used to bulletproof vehicles for drug gangs. Ten people were arrested and soldiers con...

PHOTOS: Drug Kingpin's Exotic Animals Crowd Mexican Zoo

AP | By MANUEL VALDES | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

By MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press TOLUCA, Mexico -- For years, three tiny squirrel monkeys led a life of luxury on a 16-acre ranch surrounded by e...

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 Soccer Match Suspended Because Of Gunfire

AP | Posted 10.21.2011 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- A First Division Mexican soccer match was suspended Saturday after gunmen opened fire on police outside the stadium in the northern cit...

Global Drug Trafficking Highlighted By Fate Of Two Brothers Facing Death

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 06.25.2011 | World

CULIACAN, Mexico — From age 6, each of the Gonzalez brothers learned to make bricks, trudging like nine little chicks behind their father every ...

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 Largest Pot Bust Even Bigger Than Original Estimate

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Mexican soldiers battled gunmen in two cities across the border from Texas on Wednesday, prompting panicked parents to pu...

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.

'Capo' Of Mexico's Most Powerful Drug Gang Killed In Raid

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — One of the world's most powerful drug cartels took a major hit when soldiers killed a top kingpin in a gunbattle, and his death wi...

Sinaloa Takes Over Ciudad Juarez

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — After a two-year battle that has killed more than 5,000 people, Mexico's most powerful kingpin now controls the coveted ...

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 ...

Top Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders Indicted By Chicago Feds, Department Of Justice

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced new indictments against 10 suspected Mexican drug cartel leaders accused of using everyth...

El Chapo: Sinaloa Cartel Chief Gives Green Light On Use Of Violence Within US

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Authorities say Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, the reputed leader of the Mexican cartel, has given his associates the OK, if necessary, to open fire acros...