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Where are Mexico’s top 10 drug lords now?

Mexican security forces have captured or killed most major cartel bosses. The latest arrest came on Friday, when federal forces raided a house in Morelia, Michoacan, and nabbed Servando “La Tuta” Gomez. But a number of them are still at large. ... Read more»

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Is the UN sure it wants Mexican soldiers keeping the peace?

The Mexican army faces multiple murder allegations as it prepares to join United Nations peacekeeping missions.... Read more»

Mexico’s vigilantes are building DIY scrappy tanks to fight narcos

These 'monsters' are the home-built armored trucks deputized militias and drug cartels are using for battle.... Read more»

Texas gov claims terror threat on border

Here‘s a look at four major claims of Middle East terrorism stirring on America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.... Read more»

The worst massacres and mass graves in Mexico’s drug war

Timeline: Drug violence has left the front pages here, but grisly discoveries keep adding to Mexico’s map of horror.... Read more»

Texas congressman urges support for Mexican security plan

As Mexico plans to deploy federal forces to a border state to quell a rash of violence there, U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela says a U.S. endorsement will help the strategy succeed. But analysts have some serious concerns about the strategy. Vela says there's no perfect solution but that the status quo cannot stand.... Read more»

After ex-mayor's death, silence and suspicion in Nuevo Laredo

Many residents of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, have reacted with silence to the death of a former mayor, who was allegedly kidnapped. It’s yet another signal that while violence has ebbed in the city, a climate of fear still exists. ... Read more»

How the Sinaloa cartel won Mexico’s drug war

For well over a century, local farmers have harvested marijuana and opium in the rugged mountains surrounding Badiraguato. Since the 1980s, the Sinaloa cartel has acted as their Wal-Mart, transporting the mind-bending cargo north with quasi-corporate efficiency, and distributing it to a narcotics-craving United States market.... Read more»


Drug cartel alms funding Mexican Catholic Church

Although church officials deny connections, there's mounting evidence that some Mexican Catholics worship in churches funded by donations from drug lords. "A steeple built with drug money has blood gushing from its rafters," a bishop said.... Read more»

Capturing and killing Mexico's cartel kingpins: Q&A

"How can we control the madness of drug distribution and infiltration into the United States? The obvious answer is to stop US drug consumption," said Dr. Alex del Carmen, professor of Criminology. ... Read more»

Mexico arrests drug boss linked to over 300 killings

Mexico has arrested Los Zetas drug cartel leader 'The Squirrel,' who is allegedly linked to migrant massacres and the murder of a US tourist in 2010. ... Read more»

Mexico: Zetas drug cartel leader 'El Taliban' arrested

Mexican marines have arrested suspected Zetas drug cartel leader Ivan Velázquez Caballero, otherwise known as 'El Taliban.'... Read more»

In Mexico, breaking out of jail the easy way

A massive, front-door prison walkout exposes gaping holes in Mexico’s corrections system.... Read more»

Mexico: 35 police officers arrested for drug cartel links

The Mexican navy arrested 35 police officers on Monday for alleged links to the Zetas drug cartel.... Read more»

Big banks targeted over transfer, laundering of drug cartel funds

Prosecutors in the U.S. and Mexico have major banks in their crosshairs for helping drug smugglers and money launderers transfer and hold their illegal earnings.... Read more»

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14 decapitated, 9 hanged bodies found in Nuevo Laredo

The bodies of 9 people were found Friday morning hanged from a Nuevo Laredo bridge. The mutilated bodies of 14 others were found later in the day, reports said.... Read more»

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