Drug cartels

August 07, 2017 - 9:37 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Sinaloa cartel leader and his son have been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States in what U.S. authorities called a blow to one of Mexico's most powerful drug rings. The indictment against Damaso Lopez Nunez was unsealed in Virginia as his 29-year-old son made...
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August 07, 2017 - 8:28 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Sinaloa cartel leader and his son have been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States in what U.S. authorities called a blow to one of Mexico's most powerful drug rings. The indictment against Damaso Lopez Nunez was unsealed in Virginia as his 29-year-old son made...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:03 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced to a maximum of 44 years in prison for his role in what officials call a $2.7 million multi-county drug ring. The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat reports ( http://bit.ly/2tVgtt6 ) 44-year-old Curtis "Dirty" Harper was sentenced Monday after...
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FILE - In this early Thursday, June 29, 2017 file photo, investigators mark the spot where spent bullet casings fell next to a body lying on a road in the town of Navolato, Sinaloa state, Mexico. Fifty-nine AK type and AR-15 casings were found in the area. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)
July 22, 2017 - 12:01 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. Killings rose in states ranging from the tourist haven of Baja California Sur to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and even...
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Residents and motorcycle taxi drivers stop to look at marines blocking the area where a suspected drug gang leader and seven others were killed in a shootout in the Tlahuac district of Mexico City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Mexico City residents were stunned by the sight of drug-war-style violence, including burnt-out vehicles and road blockades by gang-sympathizing motorcycle taxi drivers, in the nation's capital, sights that had previously been seen only in violence-wracked cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 21, 2017 - 10:52 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Burnt-out vehicles. Road blockades. A raging gun battle between armored marines and gang members that left eight dead. Such scenes have been common in border cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo, and figures released Friday show the death toll from Mexico's drug war has reached...
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Residents and motorcycle taxi drivers stop to look at marines blocking the area where a suspected drug gang leader and seven others were killed in a shootout in the Tlahuac district of Mexico City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Mexico City residents were stunned by the sight of drug-war-style violence, including burnt-out vehicles and road blockades by gang-sympathizing motorcycle taxi drivers, in the nation's capital, sights that had previously been seen only in violence-wracked cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 21, 2017 - 5:13 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Burnt-out vehicles. Road blockades. A raging gun battle between armored marines and gang members that left eight dead. Such scenes have been common in border cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo, and figures released Friday show the death toll from Mexico's drug war has reached...
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Residents and motorcycle taxi drivers stop to look at marines blocking the area where a suspected drug gang leader and seven others were killed in a shootout in the Tlahuac district of Mexico City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Mexico City residents were stunned by the sight of drug-war-style violence, including burnt-out vehicles and road blockades by gang-sympathizing motorcycle taxi drivers, in the nation's capital, sights that had previously been seen only in violence-wracked cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 21, 2017 - 3:26 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Burnt-out vehicles. Road blockades. A raging gun battle between armored marines and gang members that left eight dead. Such scenes have been common in border cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo during Mexico's decade-old drug war, but residents of the capital were stunned this...
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Spent bullet casing litter a road after authorities reported a gun battle with armed men near the beach resort of Mazatlan, Mexico, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Mexican authorities said that at least 19 people died in clashes involving armed men and security forces in the gang-plagued northwestern state of Sinaloa, where homicides have spiked dramatically following the capture and extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. (AP Photo/Mario Rivera Alvarado)
July 01, 2017 - 6:18 pm
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities said Saturday that at least 19 people died in clashes involving armed men and security forces in the gang-plagued northwestern state of Sinaloa, where homicides have spiked dramatically following the capture and extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin...
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June 22, 2017 - 7:27 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Mexican lawmaker arrested at the California border was charged Thursday with working for the Sinaloa drug cartel, whose once-powerful kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was extradited to the United States in January. Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez, a former representative in...
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ADDS CONFIRMATION BY PANAMANIAN PRESIDENT, FILE - In this May 2, 1989 file photo, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega walks with supporters in the Chorrilo neighborhood, where he dedicated a new housing project, in Panama City. Former Panamanian dictator Noriega died late Monday, May 29, 2017, at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that “the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history.” (AP Photo/John Hopper, File)
May 30, 2017 - 9:27 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Manuel Noriega had become a problem. At least that's the way it looked from Washington. For years, the Panamanian military man had been a close and sometimes clandestine ally of U.S. governments as he rose to power in a country defined by a U.S. strategic asset, the Panama Canal...
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