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Families Of Zetas Victims Find No Peace

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and SONIA PEREZ D. | Posted 07.26.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTA MARIA ACUITLAPILCO, Mexico -- A black ribbon has hung above the front door of Pablo Cote's family home ever since his body was pulled from a mas...

Captured Mexican Drug Lord Fears Torture In Prison

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

The captured head of the Zetas drug cartel has filed for legal protection over claims that he is at risk of torture or isolation during his detention,...

Notorious Drug Lord's Capture Unlikely To Stop Violence

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.15.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's most brutal drug cartel leader built a business empire stretching from the Southwest United States to Central America, bu...

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...

U.S. Identified Zetas Drug Lord Before Body Was Snatched

Posted 10.13.2012 | World

BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, The Associated Press MEXICO CITY -- U.S. officials say the U.S. knew that Mexican marines had killed the head of the widely...

Zetas Drug Cartel Leader Reportedly Killed

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 12.08.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death of the founder and leader of Mexico's brutal Zetas cartel in a firefight with marines outside a baseball game near the ...

WATCH: Tattooed Immigrants Pose Security Threat, Denied Green Cards

Posted 08.05.2012 | Latino Voices

As reported by the Wall Street Journal in the above video, an increasing number of immigrants from Mexico, Central America and South America have foun...

Judge Won't Release Man Who Allegedly Used Mexican Drug Money To Buy Racehorses

AP | Posted 07.04.2012 | Crime

AUSTIN, Texas -- A man accused in an alleged scheme to buy and train racehorses to benefit the Zetas drug cartel was ordered detained Tuesday in Texas...

Drug Cartel Launches Brutal Attack Near U.S. Border

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico -- Suspected drug cartel gunmen opened fire on a hotel being used as a police barracks then attacked it with a car bomb Thursd...

Mexican Soldiers Arrest Alleged Perpetrator Of Mass Beheadings

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

By Ioan Grillo MEXICO CITY, May 20 (Reuters) - Mexican soldiers have arrested an alleged perpetrator of the massacre of 49 people who...

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.

Cartel Member Involved In Torture-Slayings Reportedly Captured

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican navy said Friday it has captured a member of the hyper-violent Zetas cartel who allegedly participated in the torture-...

Colo. Soldiers Arrested In Mexican Drug Cartel Murder Plot

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 03.27.2012 | Denver

EL PASO, Texas -- Two men with Army ties – including an active-duty sergeant – sought to work with a Mexican drug cartel in a murder-for-h...

Zetas Cartel Kills Dozens, Stages Huge Prison Break

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Nine guards have confessed to helping Zetas drug gangsters escape from prison before other Zetas slaughtered 44 rival inmat...

Mass Graves: Mexican Navy Locates 10 Drug War Victims

AP | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — A suspected member of the Zetas drug cartel led Mexican authorities to mass graves at two ranches in the Gulf coast state of ...

Drug Cartel Wreaks Havoc In Guatemala

AP | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Guatemala's newly inaugurated president says Mexico's Zetas drug cartel sought to take over the drug trade in Guatemala by co-opting or...

Mexican Police Nab Key Suspect In Casino Fire

AP | By PORFIRIO IBARRA | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Police in Mexico captured an alleged member of the Zetas drug cartel considered the mastermind behind a casino fire that killed 5...

Mexican Drug Cartels Build Own National Radio System

AP | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming. ...

Zetas Infiltrated Veracruz City Policy

AP | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- It has come to this: firing an entire police force in a major Mexican port city. Police in Veracruz-Boca del Rio had become so infiltr...

Zetas Drug Cartel Reportedly Slays, Decapitates Internet Chat Room Users

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 01.11.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's hyperviolent Zetas drug cartel appears to be launching what may be one of the first campaigns by an organized crime group to s...

Hackers Reach Decision Whether To Expose Mexican Cartel 'Servants'

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Latin American members of the activist hacker group Anonymous called off a planned November 5 plan to expose people associated with the Ze...

Gabriel Lerner

Anonymous vs. Zetas: Hackers Taking On The Drug Cartel

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices

At first sight it looked like the 2004 film Alien vs. Predator. "Zetas Kidnap 'Anonymous' Member, Video Threatens To Expose Drug Cartel," said the...

Anonymous Backs Off Zetas After Cartel Threatens Violence

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 01.02.2012 | Technology

Supposed members of the hacker-activist collective 'Anonymous' recently threatened to go after Mexico's Zetas drug cartel, but reports now indicate th...

Hackers Threaten Drug Cartel

AP | Posted 12.29.2011 | Technology

VERACRUZ, Mexico -- An Internet video is threatening Mexico's Zetas drug cartel with exposure of its allies in the local police and news media this we...

Mexican Journalist Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

AP | MARIA SANMINIATELLI | Posted 12.28.2011 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK — A single mother who was harassed and beaten for reporting on the 2009 Iranian uprising, a Mexican journalist whose work means daily d...