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Colombia's Gulf Clan crime gang declares holiday ceasefire

BOGOTA The Gulf Clan crime gang, considered Colombia's largest criminal organization, has declared a month-long ceasefire for Christmas and New Year and invited other armed groups to also lay down their weapons for the festivities.


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Mexico's new government takes aim at drug cartel finances

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is taking aim at the finances of the powerful Jalisco cartel in what a top anti-money laundering official said was an opening salvo in the fight to stop criminal gangs from flourishing with impunity.

World, Mexico Dec 07 2018

Smugglers ingested Mexican cartel cash, say Colombia police after arrests

BOGOTA Colombia has arrested 27 people accused of belonging to four smuggling networks which recruited youths to swallow drug trafficking cash profits and bring them into the South American country from Mexico, the police said on Thursday.

World, Mexico Dec 06 2018

Six police killed in Mexican state ravaged by gang violence

MEXICO CITY Six Mexican police were shot dead on Monday in the western state of Jalisco, authorities said, in one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in recent months on the first weekday of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's new administration.

World, Mexico Dec 03 2018

Mexico's new president may investigate soldiers in missing students case

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador set up a commission on Monday tasked with determining what happened to 43 missing and presumed killed students, which could investigate soldiers over the events in 2014 that still haunt the country.

World, United Nations, Mexico Dec 03 2018

Mexico's new president takes aim at violence during first day in office

MEXICO CITY On his first full day in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended a plan to end lawlessness with a new national guard, an initiative that risks upsetting some supporters who favor a less militarized approach. | Video

World, Mexico Dec 03 2018

Markets sweat over Mexican president's 'true colors' on inauguration eve

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK During Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's successful campaign for the Mexican presidency, his advisers met representatives of dozens of investment funds to allay fears about the leftist's plans, saying he prized economic stability and wanted to attract foreign capital. | Video

World, Mexico Nov 30 2018

Mexican opium poppy crop rose by a fifth from 2015-2017: Mexico-U.N. report

MEXICO CITY Mexican cultivation of opium poppies used to make heroin rose 21 percent from mid-2015 to mid-2017, a new report showed, possibly reflecting surging U.S. demand for the drug and underscoring the deep security challenges for the incoming Mexican government.

World, Mexico Nov 29 2018

U.S. prosecutors claim 'El Chapo' had unauthorized contact with wife

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday claimed that a lawyer for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who is currently on trial in Brooklyn federal court, helped arrange unauthorized contact between the accused Mexican drug lord and his wife, Emma Coronel.

Mexico, World Nov 27 2018

U.S. says Hungary refuses to extradite suspected Russian arms dealers

WASHINGTON Hungary denied a U.S. request to extradite two suspected Russian arms dealers and sent the men to Russia, where it is unclear whether they will face trial, the State Department said on Tuesday.

World, Russia Nov 27 2018

MEXICO DRUG WAR IN PICTURES

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The bodies of Mexico

As the drug war rages, bodies pile up on the streets of Mexico.  Slideshow