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El Chapo's brother indicted in Tucson for drug trafficking, U.S. offers $5M reward

Federal officials in Tucson unsealed two indictments against Aureliano Guzmán-Loera — the brother of the notorious drug kingpin known as El Chapo — charging him and other high-ranking members of the Sinaloa Cartel with international drug trafficking.... Read more»

Mexico approves extradition of drug boss 'El Chapo' Guzman to U.S.

Mexico has approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States and has received guarantees the death penalty will not be sought against him, the foreign ministry said on Friday. ... Read more»

Mexican police nab leader of Beltran Leyva cartel

Mexican police announced the weekend arrest of Francisco Javier Hernandez Garcia, the alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel. On Saturday, Mexican federal police also conducted raids in Sonoyta, just across the border from Lukeville, Arizona. ... Read more»

.50-cal rifle seized during El Chapo raid connected to Fast & Furious

A .50-caliber rifle sold by a U.S. gun dealer during the botched law enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious" was seized in the coastal hideout of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman following a raid by Mexican marines. ... Read more»

Mexico recaptures drug kingpin 'Chapo' Guzman

Mexico has recaptured the world's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, six months after he brazenly broke out of a maximum security prison through a mile-long tunnel, President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday. ... Read more»

Drug war veterans cynical about El Chapo escape

Over eggs at a San Antonio café, a reporter listens as former law enforcement officials and one ex-drug cartel operative swap theories about El Chapo’s latest escape and what it says about the U.S. and Mexico.... Read more»

Journalist accuses Mexican presidents of drug cartel links

Anabel Hernandez talks about why she thinks Mexico’s government is more dangerous than its gangsters.... Read more»

Commentary

Sonoran Ramblings: 'El Chapo' escaped in a laundry cart?

In this edition of Sonoran Ramblings, we're looking at sub-par U.S. reporting on the capture of "El Chapo," lackluster coverage of Operation Streamline, a recent fatal Border Patrol shooting, and an LA Times story on a previously undisclosed report on the agency's use of force policy. ... Read more»

Shorty's lessons: 5 things 'El Chapo' Guzman's arrest teaches us

Details, both juicy and mundane, are trickling out after Mexico nabbed its most wanted crime lord. Here's what we've learned, with a grain of salt, of course.... Read more»

Guzman's arrest greeted with caution

The high-profile capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the leader of Mexico's ruthless Sinaloa drug cartel, should not stoke immediate fears of unrest on Texas' southern border, analysts said Saturday.... Read more»

Report: Cartel kingpin 'El Chapo' arrested in Mexico

The leader of the Sinaloan drug cartel, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was arrested Saturday in Mazatlan during a joint operation between Mexican marines and U.S. law enforcement. ... Read more»

Drug war continues: 'El Chapo' Guzman not dead after all

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, allegedly the world’s most powerful drug trafficker, did not die in a shooting in northern Guatemala, a Guatemalan government spokesman told GlobalPost.... Read more»

Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman suspected dead in shootout

Most-wanted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is suspected to be dead after a shootout in Guatemala near the Mexican border. Guatemalan authorities said Friday they are investigating the possibility a man killed in the shootout was 58-year-old Guzman, but later backtracked, saying they hadn't yet located a body or even confirmed there was a gunfight.... Read more»

Drug war

Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies near Monterrey

Forty-nine decapitated and mutilated bodies were found in black plastic bags near Mexico’s northern city of Monterrey, apparently killed by the Zetas drug cartel.... Read more»

Mexico arrests one of country's biggest meth producers

One of Mexico's main producers of methamphetamine, Jaime Herrera Herrera, has been arrested in Culiacán in the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa.... Read more»

Mexico captures El Chapo's henchman

Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel’s security chief has been captured, the country’s army said Sunday. ... Read more»