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Mexico overturns law meant to regulate troops in drug war

MEXICO CITY Mexico's highest court on Thursday overturned a contentious new security law aimed at regulating the long-time use of the military against drug cartels, a day after the president-elect's team said it was impossible to pull troops from the streets.


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El Chapo is a scapegoat for drug lord who bribed Mexico's president: lawyer

NEW YORK A lawyer for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told a New York jury in opening remarks that his client was a scapegoat for the real leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada. | Video

U.S., Mexico, World Nov 13 2018

Factbox: The career of Mexico's brutal Robin Hood, 'El Chapo' Guzman

MEXICO CITY The evidence likely to be presented at the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will paint a picture of a Robin Hood figure, albeit a brutal one, who amassed a $14 billion fortune by bribery, murdering rivals and smuggling huge amounts of drugs.

Mexico, U.S., World Nov 13 2018

Incoming Mexico government sends marijuana bill to Congress

MEXICO CITY Mexico's incoming government submitted a bill on Thursday to create a medical marijuana industry and allow its recreational use, part of a crime-fighting plan that would make Mexico one of the world's most populous countries to legalize the drug.

World, Mexico Nov 08 2018

'Invasion' or 'brother migrants'? Caravans threaten Mexico-U.S. detente

MEXICO CITY A stream of U.S.-bound Central American migrant caravans risks clouding the rapprochement between Mexico's next leader and U.S. President Donald Trump, who has railed against illegal migration to energize his electoral base.

World, Mexico Nov 06 2018

Mexico moves toward major rollback of marijuana prohibition

MEXICO CITY Mexico's next interior minister plans to submit a bill to create a medical marijuana industry and allow recreational use, the Congress website showed on Tuesday, in what would be a big step by the incoming government to shake up the country's drug war.

World, Mexico Nov 06 2018

Mexico Supreme Court says ban on recreational marijuana unconstitutional

MEXICO CITY Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the drug.

World, Mexico Oct 31 2018

U.S. general says troop numbers at Mexican border to rise further

WASHINGTON The top U.S. general overseeing a deployment of more than 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico said on Tuesday that troop levels would rise further, but declined to say how high or estimate what the operation will cost.

El Chapo loses last minute bid to postpone trial

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Tuesday turned down a last-ditch effort by accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to delay his trial, scheduled to begin next Monday with jury selection in Brooklyn federal court.

World, U.S., Mexico Oct 30 2018

U.S. offers $10 million for information leading to Mexican drug lord's arrest

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday announced a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of leading Mexico's powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which the Justice Department considers to be one of the five most dangerous criminal organizations in the world.

World, Mexico Oct 16 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