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El Chapo

The Kidnapping Capital of America and a Thriving Drug Trade

Amanda Glassman | Posted 10.30.2014 | World
Amanda Glassman

Regardless of whether or not it can be considered the Kidnapping Capital of the U.S.A., Phoenix has become a hub for illicit activity, with the state serving as the largest drug gateway into America.

Breathtaking New Details On The Capture Of The World's Most Wanted Drug Lord

The New Yorker | PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

One afternoon last December, an assassin on board a K.L.M. flight from Mexico City arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. This was not a business ...

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...

Chapo and You: "Recreational" Drug Use Funds Murder, Torture and Kidnapping

Spencer Critchley | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

What if someone offered you this deal: Do business with me, and I promise to kidnap, torture and murder people. I'll help spread corruption and drug ...

Prosecutors Jockey To Try Captured Drug Kingpin

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and ERIC TUCKER | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors across the United States are already jockeying over who will handle any case against drug kingpin Joaquin "El ...

News You Missed From Latin America This Past Week (PHOTOS)

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

Venezuelans on both sides of the nation's bitter political divide took to the streets last week during the second week of mass protests that have Pres...

Why You Shouldn't Be Celebrating El Chapo's Arrest

Jack Cahn | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Jack Cahn

The world is celebrating. But is this really cause for celebration? A meta-analysis of 306 studies found that analogous to the case of alcohol prohibition in the United States, strict enforcement of drug policies in Latin America has only increased violence and organized crime.

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)...

Ryan J. Reilly

Mike McCaul Wants 'El Chapo' Extradited To U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, thinks the Mexican government should send the alleged...

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

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and MARTIN DURAN and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 02.23.2014 | World

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...

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...

World's Most Wanted Drug Kingpin Suspected Dead

AP | MOISES CASTILLO and SONIA PEREZ | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

SAN VALENTIN, Guatemala — A Guatemalan official said Friday there was no evidence that Mexico's most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman...

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...

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 ...

The Son of 'El Chapo': What Went Wrong

Fundacion MEPI | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Fundacion MEPI

Mexican citizens must wonder that if authorities made such huge mistakes in this high-profile case -- where Mexican and U.S. agencies collaborated with intelligence and resources -- what happens in low-profile cases?

Identity Of Capo's Son Questioned In Mexico

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — After working months with U.S. intelligence, the Mexican navy said it believed it had nabbed a big prize in a known Guadalajara na...

Mexican TV/Film Star Makes Special Request To Feared Drug Lord

Posted 01.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Kate del Castillo is one of Mexico's most popular actresses. She's been huge star in her home country for decades now, and began breaking through in t...

Group Files War-crimes Complaint Against Calderon

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican activists lodged a war-crimes complaint Friday against President Felipe Calderon at the International Criminal Court, claiming ...

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...

Young Wife Of Mexico's Most Wanted Druglord Gives Birth In LA

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The young wife of Mexico's most wanted drug lord has given birth to twin girls at a hospital in northern Los Angeles County, according ...

Colombia Seizes $230 Million Of Mexican Kingpin's Assets

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian police have seized 301 properties, including houses, vehicles and estates, that belonged to alleged front men for J...

Meet El Chapo, The 'Most Powerful Drug Trafficker In The World'

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON and MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — In the 10 years since he escaped from a high security federal prison in a laundry truck, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has transformed...

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 ...