22 hrs ago
Dallas Morning News
For some cartels, human smuggling has taken priority over drugs
With recent waves of Central Americans seeking to reach the U.S., human smuggling along the Texas border has, at least for the moment, become more lucrative than smuggling illicit drugs for criminal organizations such as the Gulf and Zetas cartels, according to two U.S. intelligence officials.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Border Bust: Ice Seizes 3 Tons of Drugs in 7 Days
More than three tons of drugs were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in the El Paso, Texas area during the last seven days.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Son of Mexican drug capo 'Mr Blue' tells court his father died: source
The son of one of Mexico's most-wanted drug kingpins, Juan Jose "Mr Blue" Esparragoza Moreno, has told a court his father is dead, a court source said on Tuesday.
Mexico's Most Dangerous States
The National Institute of Statistics and Geography has released its finalized statistics for homicides in Mexico for 2013.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Sinaloa Legislators Repeal Restrictions on Media at Crime Scenes
Legislators in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa repealed a measure that barred reporters from crime scenes and otherwise limited their ability to cover issues of public safety and criminal justice.
Austin Trout Overcomes Adversity in Comeback Win
Former champion Austin Trout , returning from back to back defeats, overcame adversity by surviving two knockdowns in the third round to win a ten round unanimous decision over Daniel Dawson at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Mexico launches newpolice force to guard commerce
Mexico City - Mexican avocados, on their journey to guacamole bowls the world over, often first pass through cartel-controlled farmlands, where extortion can raise prices, drag down the economy and put farmers at risk.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Long road ahead in Sinaloa...
Jose Arechiga Gamboa, aka "El Chino Antrax," reputed enforcer for the Sinaloa drug cartel, is facing federal drug charges in San Diego after his extradition from the Netherlands.
Photo: Austin Trout vs. Daniel Dawson Ready To Go
Former world champion AUSTIN "No Doubt" TROUT returns to battle against two-time world title challenger DANIEL "The Rock" DAWSON in the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona ExtraTM from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on Friday, August 22nd.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Daily Breeze
Los Tigres del Norte to become first norte o band to get star on Walk of Fame
Los Tigres del Norte, a band made up of four brothers and a cousin who came to the United States from Mexico as youths, will receive the 2,527th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today -- a first for a norteno band.
El Pollo Loco: PE 'Bust-Out', 20+ Years Of Failed Domestic Expansion, ...
El Pollo Loco: PE 'Bust-Out', 20+ Years Of Failed Domestic Expansion, Pre-IPO Window Dressing Make An Ideal Short Juan Francisco Ochoa started the restaurant in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico, in 1975.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Coming to your town: The drug cartel's new favorite weapon, hand grenades
It's an interesting commentary on the ship of state when a major metropolitan area has to rely on the largess of a comedian just so their police department can keep up with the overwhelming firepower of Mexican narco-terrorists.
1.3 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia
Colombian police announced the seizure of 1.3 tons of cocaine found in a cargo container aboard an outbound ship in the Pacific port of Buenaventura.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Monterey County Herald
Man sought in police killing returned to Mexico
A man wanted for allegedly killing a police officer in Mexico a decade ago has been returned to that country from the U.S. Immigration agents on Tuesday handed over 39-year-old Flavio Camacho Hernandez to Mexican authorities at a San Diego-area border crossing.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
Honduras seizes 50 properties from alleged drug gang
Honduran authorities on Monday said they seized more than 50 properties that they allege belong to a drug trafficking gang as the country's new government steps up its battle against organized crime linked to Mexican cartels.
Was cartel leader really arrested? Some say no
Well-known Mexican cartel leader "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in February and is now in the custody of Mexican authorities--or is he? "El Chapo" was the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel for many years in Mexico, one of the groups responsible for a portion of the illegal drug trade and known for its violence.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Phoenix New Times
Filmmaker's Documentary Questions Whether Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Actually Was Captured
Not everyone is convinced that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, actually was arrested by authorities earlier this year.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Higher mango prices likely as Brazil takes over
By the week of Aug. 11, the southern Sinaloa, Mexico, mango deal was winding down for Los Angeles-based Vision Produce Co., said Bill Vogel, the company's president.