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  • U.S. authorities arrest head of Mexican drug gang Gulf Cartel

    (Reuters) - The head of the notorious Mexican cocaine-trafficking gang, the Gulf Cartel, was taken into custody in southern Texas, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
  • Slain detective fought Tampa's mob

    Slain detective fought Tampa's mob
    TAMPA - Ken Larsen knew what had happened as soon as he heard the voice on the other end of the line. The words didn't matter. A Tampa police detective, Larsen was ringing Richard Cloud, who had just recently been fired as head of the police narcotics...

    Migrants snared in multi-million dollar kidnap racket on U.S.-Mexico border

    REYNOSA Mexico (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Central American migrants are being kidnapped, abused and extorted by Mexican gangs just yards from the United States in a growing racket that may be worth up to $250 million a year. Arriving in ragtag...

    Missing students and murders eclipse reforms push in Mexico

    IGUALA Mexico (Reuters) - For nearly two years, President Enrique Pena Nieto has sought to direct the Mexican public's gaze onto his efforts to open the economy and away from the brutal gang violence that blighted his predecessor's government. But...

    Mexico nabs boss of once-feared Juarez drug cartel

    Mexico nabs boss of once-feared Juarez drug cartel
    Mexican security forces on Thursday captured the leader of the once-feared Juarez Cartel in the country's restive north on Thursday, the second drug kingpin to fall in just over a week. Vicente Carrillo, 51, long-time head of the Juarez Cartel, was a...