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La Paz, Baja California Sur: Battleground for Control of the Drug Trade

The Yucatan Times: It is not clear why the war among factions of the Sinaloa Cartel, named for the Pacific coast state where it was founded, had jumped the Gulf of California to Baja California Sur. But the cartel long battled the once-powerful Arellano Felix gang for ...

Burned bodies found in southern Mexico

Charred remains of 11 suspected Los Ardillos drug cartel members found near city of Chilapa, Mexican authorities say.

Project 99: Problems along road are more than police alone can handle

Sgt. David Chitwood leads a handcuffed homeowner back into a home to collect drug paraphernalia during a surprise visit in October to a house where officials believed they were making progress.

Surviving Mexico’s torture epidemic

In 2010, Rogelio Amaya was violently arrested by Mexican police officers and tortured into confessing to a crime. His story exposed the shocking use of torture that pervades across the country. November 25, 2014 International “I’ve been working for the drug cartels and helped place a car bomb that killed two police officers,” said Rogelio Amaya, looking straight at the camera lens. He appeared ...

Family man and auto shop owner, or cartel "coordinator"?

Judge weighs conflicting portraits of drug trafficker Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez before issuing sentence

Mexican Cartel Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 22 Years

TIME: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman This Feb. 22, 2014, file photo shows Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, being escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan Eduardo ...

Ex-lieutenant to top Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ gets 22 years in prison

A big time Mexican drug cartel member was sentenced Monday in Chicago to 22 years in prison. Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez is the highest-ranking Sinaloa cartel member ever sentenced in the U.S. “I tell you — and I tell you on behalf of all Chicagoans … we are tired, tired of drug trafficking, and it continues to hurt this city […]

High-level cartel figure sentenced to 22 years in prison in Chicago

The highest-ranking Sinaloa cartel member ever sentenced in the U.S. was given 22 years in prison Monday by a federal judge in Chicago.

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Mexican drug trafficker sentenced in Chicago to 22 years

Yahoo News: Judge Ruben Castillo said there was no proof Alfredo Vazquez Hernandez, 59, was a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa cartel, as prosecutors alleged. But in handing down a long sentence for a first-time offender who had pleaded guilty, he said he had ...

Mexican drug trafficker sentenced in Chicago to 22 years

Buenos Aires Herald: Judge Ruben Castillo said there was no proof Alfredo Vazquez Hernandez, 59, was a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa cartel, as prosecutors alleged. But in handing down a long sentence for a first-time offender who had pleaded guilty, he said he had ...

Mexican drug trafficker sentenced in Chicago to 22 years

Virginia Gazette: Judge Ruben Castillo said there was no proof Alfredo Vazquez Hernandez, 59, was a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa cartel, as prosecutors alleged. But in handing down a long sentence for a first-time offender who had pleaded guilty, he said he had ...

Mexican drug trafficker sentenced in Chicago to 22 years

By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Mexican drug trafficker to 22 years in prison for shipping 276 kg of cocaine to Chicago hidden in railway cars, in a case highlighting the city's role as a hub for distributing cocaine across the United States. Judge Ruben Castillo said there was no proof Alfredo Vazquez Hernandez, 59, was a high-ranking member of the ...

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Reputed “El Chapo” Lieutenant To Be Sentenced In Drug Cartel Case

CBS Local: Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka “el Chapo Guzman”, is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader – the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies – was ...

Alleged Sinaloa cartel logistics head to be sentenced in Chicago

By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - An alleged top member of the Sinaloa drug trafficking cartel will appear in court for sentencing on Monday in a case that has highlighted Chicago's role as a hub for distributing tons of cocaine throughout the United States from 1998 to 2008. Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of up to life in prison for Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez, 59, who pleaded guilty ...

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Mexican navy says no US officials fighting against drug cartels

Fox News Latino: According to the Journal story, agents from several U.S. law enforcement agencies joined in an operation aimed at capturing a drug dealer linked to the Beltran Leyva cartel and one of the Americans was wounded when the team was ambushed. The navy's ...

US Marshals Service Personnel Dressed as Mexican Marines Pursue Cartel

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Justice Department personnel are disguising themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in armed raids against drug suspects in Mexico, according to people familiar with the matter, an escalation of American involvement in battling drug cartels ...

US Marshals disguise themselves as Mexican Marines to combat drug cartels

Fox News Latino: An investigation by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that United States Marshals are secretly disguising themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in armed raids against drug suspects in Mexico — a move that not only puts the lives of U.S ...

Mexican Government Has Been "Hijacked" by Drug Cartels, Says Author

Last night, President Barack Obama announced he will take executive action to shield 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The prime-time speech was big news in the U.S., kicking up a political skirmish ahead of the 2016 elections. But it ...

Smugglers Detail How Mexico's Most Notorious Cartel

The documents reveal fascinating details about how one of the largest Mexican drug cartels functioned. After their arrest, the Flores brothers went on record, giving information about a criminal who was even more sought-after: ...

How Government Practices Helped Monopolize the Sinaloa Drug

…the Flores brothers had become the main connection to Chicago for several of the leading Mexican drug cartels . They were the principal link in a drug-supply chain that connected Colombian producers with Mexican ...

Mexican Government Has Been "Hijacked" by Drug Cartels

Last night, President Barack Obama announced he will take executive action to shield 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The...

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Fugitive Mexican Police Chief Arrested For Involvement In Suspected Drug

Iguala police allegedly asked Nava González, 43, to help collect the students and deliver them to drug cartel Guerreros Unidos -- a gang with which he was associated, CNN reported. Officials say they believe Guerreros Unidos members then killed the ...

Drug cartels: Decoding Mexico's biggest criminal syndicates

Al Jazeera America: The recent disappearance and assumed killing of 43 Mexican students from a teachers college in Guerrero state has again brought into the spotlight the pernicious influence of powerful drug gangs. The grisly incident was reportedly ordered by municipal ...

Reputed “El Chapo” Lieutenant To Be Sentenced In Drug Cartel Case

A reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was to be sentenced Monday for his part in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and other cities.

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