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Mexico Claims Another Blow Against Cartels

Mexico claimed another capture of a long-fugitive cartel kingpin Oct. 9, when Vicente Carrillo Fuentes AKA "El Viceroy" surrendered without a shot after being recognized by federal police at a checkpoint in Torreon, Coahuila. A bodyguard in the car was...

Mexico: Protest Campaign For Imprisoned Vigilante Leader

Supporters of José Manuel Mireles Valverde, the imprisoned leader of the "community police" self-defense forces in Mexico's violence-torn Michoacán state, are holding a protest mobilization to demand his release. 

Colombia: Freed Cartel Hitman Demands Protection

Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vasquez AKA "Popeye" is notorious in Colombia as former personal enforcer for late drug lord Pablo Escobar -- and is now a free man after 22 years behind bars, two-thirds of his original sentence. But he seems to be more troubled than...

Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin Prevails In Prison Hunger Strike

Media reports in Meico indicate that the notorious Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin Guzmán Loera AKA "El Chapo" -- who evaded authorities for over a decade before being captured earlier this year -- has claimed victory in a hunger strike at the top-security...

Zetas Cartel Founder Reportedly Killed by Mexican Military

A co-founder of the brutal Mexican drug cartel, Los Zetas, was allegedly killed in a shootout with the Mexican military in the border town of Reynosa on May 9. Galindo Mellado Cruz -- aka “Z-9” -- is believed to have died in a gunfight during a raid on his san...

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