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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. Mexican national, Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, was arrested on Oct. 9 while shopping in...
  • 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...
  • Mexico captures alleged leader of Juarez Cartel in second major bust this month

    MEXICO CITY Authorities on Thursday captured one of Mexico's most wanted men, the leader of the resurgent Juarez Cartel, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, bagging the second major alleged kingpin this month. Federal police arrested Carrillo Fuentes, 51, also...
  • Mexico confronts reports that police helped massacre 43 students

    MEXICO CITY President Enrique Pena Nieto sought Monday to confront a growing human rights nightmare, declaring that his government would launch an investigation into reports that police had rounded up 43 student-teachers late last month, then worked...
  • Arrest of Mexican drug boss has politicians scrambling once again

    MEXICO CITY It's a recurring pattern in Mexico. Authorities capture an alleged drug kingpin, and politicians tremble, fearing news leaks about even casual contacts with him or his coterie. It happened again this week. Authorities detained Hector...
  • L.A. fashion district faces closer scrutiny in money laundering probe

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department will soon order heightened financial disclosure requirements for about 2,000 businesses in the Los Angeles fashion district, which is suspected of operating as a major money laundering hub for Mexican...
  • Miami man charged with smuggling Cuban baseball star to U.S.

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami man was charged on Thursday with alien smuggling for his suspected role in a conspiracy to bring Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig to the United States from Cuba, according to court documents. Gilberto Suarez, 40,...
  • Televisa reporter fired after video catches him taking cash from Mexican drug lord

    MEXICO CITY A choppy clandestine video that surfaced Monday is likely to reinforce the widespread impression that the country's drug cartels have gained a solid foothold in the Mexican news media. The video, displayed on the website of the MVS radio...