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WASHINGTON — A top Mexican drug cartel commander pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in the 2011 ambush attack south of the border that left one American agent dead and a second injured, and three other defendants also admitted their...
Tags: Court Preliminary, Fluoride, Mexico, Defendants, Prosecution
World NowThree years ago, when the armed gang showed up at Cieneguillas prison, they managed to free 53 inmates -- including killers, kidnappers and drug cartel gunmen. Not a shot was fired, and the warden was arrested on suspicion that it was an inside job....
World NowJust in time for the Day of the Dead, the weird, ghoulish story of Mexican drug lord Heriberto Lazcano just got weirder and more ghoulish. After killing a man that they claim was Lazcano in a firefight —but then promptly losing possession of his...
World NowMexican authorities said late Monday they may have killed the top leader of the notorious Zetas paramilitary force in a gun and grenade battle in the state of Coahuila, in what would be the most important blow to powerful drug cartels in the six-year...
World NowMEXICO 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...
World NowMexico'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....
Zetas drug cartel: An article in the Nov. 4 Section A about the Zetas drug gang's power in the Mexican state of Coahuila said that former Gov. Humberto Moreira left the state with a $3-million debt. The debt was $3 billion.
Associated PressA U.S. missionary died at a southern Texas hospital Wednesday after her husband rushed her, mortally wounded, over the Rio Grande from Mexico. Sam Davis told police that he and his wife were traveling about 70 miles south of the border when gunmen in a...
McClatchy Foreign StaffXALAPA, Mexico Regina Martinez had a premonition that she was courting danger in the months before her death. She spoke to colleagues of her fear. She'd written articles for Proceso, Mexico's main newsweekly magazine, chronicling the overlap between...
Tags: Prisons, Murder, Prosecution, Government, Organized Crime
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A multimillion-dollar horse racing and breeding operation run from an Oklahoma ranch was actually a front for a notorious Mexican cartel to launder millions of dollars in drug money, prosecutors alleged at the beginning of a trial for...
Tags: Gulf Cartel, FBI, Prosecution, Defendants, Organized Crime
CNNMexico confirmed Tuesday that its forces killed Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, boss of the ruthless Zetas cartel, but it remains uncertain what effect, if any, the killing will have on the larger scourge of drug trafficking and violence. The takedown of...
CNNMonterrey, Mexico (CNN) -- Mexican authorities found at least 49 decapitated and dismembered bodies along a highway in a northern border state Sunday morning, officials said. The remains were left along the road in Nuevo Leon state, between the cities of...
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