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Mexican president to help 'El Chapo' sisters, mother visit him in U.S.

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MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he had told Mexican authorities to help two sisters and the mother of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman visit the drug lord in the United States following his conviction for narcotics trafficking.


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U.S., Central America launch plan to crack down on people smugglers

SAN SALVADOR The United States and three Central American nations on Wednesday announced an effort to combat trafficking of people to the U.S.-Mexico border, days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, citing large-scale unlawful immigration.

World, Mexico Feb 20 2019

Mexico's ruling party lawmakers urge capping drug prices

MEXICO CITY Lawmakers from Mexico's ruling party plan to send a bill to Congress that would set maximum drug prices, aiming to improve accessibility for poor patients and bring costs in line with cheaper countries in the region.

World, Mexico Feb 18 2019

Mexican president visits 'El Chapo's' home turf seeking reconciliation

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the birthplace of the country's most infamous drug trafficker, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, on Friday, calling for peace and reconciliation days after a U.S. jury convicted the kingpin.

World, Mexico Feb 15 2019

'This hurts': On El Chapo's home turf, some lament Mexican drug lord's conviction

CULIACAN, Mexico News of the conviction of Mexico's legendary crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman traveled quickly on Tuesday to his rugged home state, where people said they felt pain for a man some described as a fallen folk hero and community benefactor. | Video

Mexico, U.S., World Feb 13 2019

'Freedom is precious,' Mexican president says of 'El Chapo' trial

MEXICO CITY The conviction of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman in a U.S. court is a lesson that a life of crime and easy money doesn't bring happiness, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday.

World, Mexico Feb 13 2019

Drug lord, escape artist 'El Chapo' convicted by U.S. jury

NEW YORK The world's most infamous cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to amass billions of dollars, was found guilty in a U.S. court on Tuesday of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States over a violent, colorful, decades-long career. | Video

World, Mexico Feb 13 2019

'El Chapo' faces prison for life, but Mexico drug trade persists

MEXICO CITY Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may end up with a life sentence after a U.S. jury found him guilty of running a criminal enterprise but it looks like business as usual for cartels and Mexican officials struggling to contain them, security experts say. | Video

World, Mexico Feb 12 2019

The rise and fall of 'El Chapo,' Mexico's most wanted gangster

MEXICO CITY Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious kingpin, shipped tonnes of drugs around the world, escaped two maximum-security prisons and became one of the world's most-wanted fugitives.

World, Mexico Feb 12 2019

Mexican radio journalist shot dead in Tabasco state

MEXICO CITY A radio news host in Mexico's Gulf Coast state of Tabasco was shot dead on Saturday, officials said, marking the second journalist murder this year as the country grapples with record violence that has claimed the lives of numerous reporters.

Feb 09 2019

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