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Gulf Cartel

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  • Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence

    Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence
    MONTERREY, Mexico — It is one of those small, hopeful signs that this traumatized city may be awakening from the nightmare of Mexico's drug wars: Armando Alanis once again feels safe enough to stop off for a late-night nosh at Tacos Los Quiques, a...
  • More violence plagues Mexico; military supplants police force

    More violence plagues Mexico; military supplants police force
    MEXICO CITY — While millions of Mexicans celebrated the Day of the Dead holiday in peace this weekend, violence erupted in numerous areas of the country as well, including a series of drug cartel-related gunfights Sunday in and around the border...
  • Drug cartel boss pleads guilty to murder in U.S. agent's death

    WASHINGTON — A Mexican drug cartel commander pleaded guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder in a 2011 ambush south of the border that left one American agent dead and a second injured, and which sharply strained U.S.-Mexico relations....
  • Mexico's Monterrey still ranks as top city, despite violence

     
    How can Mexico’s “most modern” and “most prosperous” city also be one of its most dangerous? That is the contradiction that often plays out in this country of great wealth and crippling poverty, of record tourism and...
  • Quebec separatist party riding wave of voter dissatisfaction

     
    Global Focus: When the separatist Parti Quebecois burst on the political scene 40 years ago, financial institutions and global corporate headquarters fled Montreal for neighboring Ontario in fear of the economic disaster predicted if Quebec were to secede...
  • A reputed top leader of Gulf Cartel is captured in Mexico

     
    Mexico's U.S.-backed naval special forces have captured a man believed to be one of the two top leaders of the Gulf Cartel, a drug-trafficking organization that once dominated the northeast border region but has recently weathered devastating battle...
  • Egypt president to Syria's Assad: Step down before it's too late

     
    In his first speech to the League of Arab Nations, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told Syrian leader Bashar Assad to learn from recent history and step down immediately before “it’s too late.”...
  • Strong earthquake jolts Costa Rica; no early reports of deaths

     
    A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Costa Rica and much of Central America Wednesday morning, with early reports of scattered damage but no deaths (link in Spanish)....
  • Marines in Mexico detain 35 Veracruz police officers

     
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's marines on Monday said they detained 35 Veracruz state police officers who were allegedly working for the Zetas drug cartel. In a short statement, authorities said the police officers were detained Saturday in two groups, 16 at the...
  • Two PRI politicians killed within days in Mexico

     
    MEXICO CITY -- Two politicians from the soon-to-be-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, have been slain within two days of each other, sending a chilling reminder of the violent Mexico that awaits the new administration. One of the killings,...
  • Mexico captures top Zetas drug lord, in major blow to cartel

     
    Mexico's navy has captured Ivan Velazquez Caballero, a.k.a. "Zeta-50," a top leader of a faction of the recently divided Zetas drug cartel, in an operation in the city of San Luis Potosi....