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  • Police rescue 165 kidnapped migrants in Mexican border state

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican state police rescued 165 migrants who had been kidnapped while traveling to the United States in the crime-ridden border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Thursday. The migrants, mostly from Cuba, Honduras, and El...
  • Exclusive: U.S. grills suspects in new strategy to build bank laundering cases

    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are using a new tactic to crack down on banks that fail to fight money laundering: systematically asking suspects in a wide range of criminal cases to help them follow the money back to their bankers. The efforts...
  • Miami chef accused of working for Sinaloa cartel

    MIAMI Until recently, a Mexican national lived in a two-story single-family home in the Miami suburb of West Kendall. According to public records, Pedro Delgado Sanchez, 47, was a chef who, along with his wife, owned a Mexican food company called El...
  • Scarfo, 3 others convicted in long-running mob trial

    PHILADELPHIA Six months after they walked into the courthouse on a below-freezing January day, 12 jurors convicted reputed mobster Nicodemo Scarfo, associate Salvatore Pelullo, and two Texas mortgage company employees in a multimillion-dollar corporate...
  • Pope's takes bold step by condemning Mafia

    PITTSBURGH When Pope Francis declared last week that organized crime figures are "excommunicated" from the Catholic Church, he wasn't making a formal legal declaration against any individuals by name. But by venturing into southern Italy with its...
  • Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture

    Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture
    In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture. Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
  • Alleged California-based hit man pleads guilty to murder in Alabama

    An alleged hit man charged in 11 killings in California and Florida pleaded guilty to murder in Alabama on Thursday. Jose Manuel Martinez, a 52-year-old self-described enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel, pleaded guilty to shooting Jose Ruiz in...
  • Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband

    Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband
    The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces. The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy...
  • The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror

     The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror
    HARTFORD — Not many people would consider a 10-year prison sentence a solid career move. But William P. Grasso wasn't like most people. In 1968 he was running dice games and hustling street loans for Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano, a mafia soldier from...
  • In booming marketplace for Cuban players, Puig's tale far from unique

    In booming marketplace for Cuban players, Puig's tale far from unique
    Yasiel Puig's journey to Los Angeles — and riches with the Dodgers — is a serpentine tale of drug cartels, nighttime escapes and international human smuggling. Yet in the booming marketplace for Cuban ballplayers, it is far from unique....
  • Back story of Yasiel Puig's journey to America should concern Dodgers

    Back story of Yasiel Puig's journey to America should concern Dodgers
    Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, the talk behind the batting cages has been rife with unprintable rumors. There were rumors...