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  • Suspected Mexican drug lord held in U.S.

    WASHINGTON — At his peak, Mexican drug lord Juan Juarez Orosco allegedly oversaw the distribution of 8 tons of cocaine every month from Colombia to the United States, making him one of the most wanted narcotics traffickers in the world,...
  • Mexican cartels abet heroin and meth surge in U.S., DEA study says

    MEXICO CITY — The availability of heroin and methamphetamine in the U.S. is on the rise, due in part to the ever-evolving entrepreneurial spirit of the Mexican drug cartels, according to a new study released by the Drug Enforcement Administration....
  • From the archive: The mythology of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

    He appears in a restaurant, picks up everyone's tab, then vanishes with his many guards. He stars in his wedding, government officials among the guests. He is captured, then released. Twice. Or maybe not. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most-...
  • Mexico announces anti-kidnapping plan

    MEXICO CITY – The government of Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto promised Tuesday to pay new attention to kidnapping, a crime that has increased substantially during the president’s 13 months in office. The administration rolled out a new...
  • To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process

    To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process
    The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player. Because professional sports are outlawed in communist Cuba and most business relationships between U.S. companies and...
  • Italian Mafia boss ordered held by London court

    LONDON -- A Sicilian Mafia boss who was lived with his family in a quiet London suburb for two decades was denied bail by a British court Friday and ordered held on a warrant from Italian authorities who have sought his extradition since January 2012....
  • Son of alleged Sinaloa drug cartel kingpin arrested at border

    Son of alleged Sinaloa drug cartel kingpin arrested at border
    SAN DIEGO -- The son of one of Mexico’s most wanted drug kingpins has been arrested while trying to cross into the U.S. with his wife in Nogales, Ariz., federal authorities said Friday. Serafin Zambada, who was arrested on Wednesday, is expected...
  • Mexico seminary joins list of extortion callers' targets

    MEXICO CITY — It is a distressingly common part of life in modern Mexico: the bullying phone call demanding that the person who answers pay up — or else. Businesses get the extortion calls. Families get them. And now, apparently, so has...
  • 3,024 pounds of cocaine seized during Sinaloa cartel investigation

    A three-year undercover investigation into the drug-smuggling operations of a Sinaloa cartel through Imperial Valley has led to the seizure of 3,024 pounds of cocaine worth $96 million, authorities said Wednesday. The operation started in Imperial...
  • Fast and Furious gun dealer released from prison

    WASHINGTON — The firearms dealer caught up in the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious scandal has won an early release from prison after a federal judge ruled that prosecutors overcharged him in alleging he sold high-powered weapons to...
  • Former Mexican drug czar convicted of aiding cartel dies at 79

    MEXICO CITY -- Handpicked for the job by the Mexican president, praised by the U.S. government for his honesty, army Gen. Jose de Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo seemed the perfect man to serve as drug czar. But barely 11 weeks on the job, Gutierrez Rebollo was...