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Mexico's drug war

Ex-mistress of 'El Chapo' says she was 'traumatized' by tunnel escape

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NEW YORK A former mistress of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told jurors in his U.S. trial on Thursday she was "traumatized" after a harrowing 2014 escape from one of his safehouses with Mexican marines in hot pursuit.


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'El Chapo' paid former Mexican president $100 million bribe: trial witness

(Corrects 8th paragraph of this Jan. 15 story to drop erroneous reference to Mexico City, which is not part of the State of Mexico. Error first occurred in UPDATE 1.) | Video

World, Mexico Jan 16 2019

Grisly Mexican gang battle near U.S. border leaves 21 dead

REYNOSA, Mexico The charred remains of 21 people killed in a suspected gang battle have been found in a Mexican border town, just over the river from where U.S. President Donald Trump was seeking to win support on Thursday for his plan to build a border wall.

Jan 10 2019

Prosecutors in 'El Chapo' trial play calls intercepted by FBI

NEW YORK Prosecutors in the trial of "El Chapo" Joaquin Guzman on Tuesday played excerpts from what they said were incriminating phone calls made by the accused Mexican drug lord and intercepted by the FBI after they infiltrated his encrypted messaging system.

World, Mexico Jan 08 2019

Mexican officials bust fentanyl lab in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY A laboratory in Mexico City suspected of producing the powerful opioid fentanyl was raided on Wednesday, officials said, in a rare case of a bust involving a drug that is increasingly blamed for fueling the opioid crisis in the United States.

World, Mexico Dec 13 2018

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.

Dec 10 2018

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 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