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Blog del Narco: 8 Policeman Killed in Los Zeta Ambush in Guatemala (VIDEO)

Authorities report that eight policemen have been killed in an ambush by Los Zetas in Guatemala continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cartels Expand Business into Stolen Gasoline

Eliceo Gomez is the owner of a place where he has sold stolen gasoline in the village Ojo de Agua, near San Juan de Alima. Eliceo utilizes hawk and radio to warn of police movements and EM-CO. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Sinalo Cartel Alive and Well in Ecuador

In a town known as The Junction in Ecuador, a captain in the army -Telmo Castro Donoso, was arrested for ties to the Sinaloa Cartel. At Los Rios, also a local area, a woman was found stabbed to death continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Second Message Left Threatening Prostitutes in Chihuahua

In Camargo, Chihuahua around 5:00 pm on Thursday, thugs left a card with criminal threats to sex workers who work in the downtown area. The message was made ​​with newspaper clippings on a fluorescent yellow colored cardboard, threatening to kill them and hang them from bridges. continue reading »

Blog del Narco –Gunman Open Fire at Farmers Market in Acapulco (Picture Warning)

At the Farmers Market known as Central de Abasto in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. Traders were preparing their positions for the day when a group of armed men moved in. They opened fire on defenseless vendors, killing two women and a man and injuring two others. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Drug Trafficker “El Indio” Captured by Weakness for Women and Football

The weakness of Torres El Indio for soccer and sexy women cost him his freedom. El Indio, one of the most wanted, was captured with his girlfriend when they headed to a football match at Maracana Stadium in Brazil continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 10 & 11 Year olds Hold Families Hostage in Veracruz

Two minors held several families terrified and threatened to kidnap them if they did not deliver 30 thousand pesos($2300) in cash. The city police director, Rosendo Mendez Córdoba, reported that 10 and 11 years old boys, used the landline of their grandparents house, to make extortion calls. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Beauty Queens Often the Clue that Leads to Drug Traffickers (VIDEO)

Gorgeous beauty queens or models are often the 'clues' that lead Colombian authorities to apprehend drug traffickers . continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Gunmen attack in Gym and kill 4-Including “Mr. East”

Castañeda Ariel Velázquez, who once won the title of Mr. East was one of those killed in a gym in the Colonia Morelos, reports the newspaper El Universal. Castañeda Velázquez was imprisoned in the Northern Prison on charges of vehicle theft along with his brother, continue reading »

Rice University: No Panaceas for Mexico’s Violent Drug War, but Prohibition has Failed

While Mexico and the United States have ramped up their efforts to control and perhaps defeat Mexico’s increasingly violent drug cartels, the outcome of these efforts remains in doubt and no panaceas are in sight, but pr continue reading »

Documentary Looks at Mexico’s 25,000 Disappeared, Their Families

The 25,000 missing persons in Mexico's war on organized crime remains "an open wound" for their families that the government must heal, Alicia Calderon, director of a documentary on the subject, said. continue reading »

Mexico Sees 10% Rise in Armored Car Sales in 2012

A total of 3,102 automobiles were fitted with armor in 2012, up 10 percent from the previous year, due to the drug-related violence plaguing Mexico, the Mexican Automotive Armor Association, or AMBA, said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Three Musicians Gunned Down in Guerrero

A group of individuals shot and killed three people and wounded three others inside a tavern in the township of San Marcos, in the Costa Chica region, police sources said. continue reading »

2 Die in Shootout between Drug Traffickers, Police in Bolivia

Two people were killed in Bolivia's Santa Cruz region, which borders Brazil and Paraguay, in a shootout involving suspected drug traffickers and police officers who allegedly kidnapped one of the criminals, officials said. continue reading »

Chapo Guzman Cousin and Other Sinola Cartel Members Arrested after Three-Year International Man-Hunt

Three members of the Sinaloa Cartel were arrested on drug conspiracy charges after a three-year long investigation, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. continue reading »

Family of 20 Flees Mexico for U.S. Seeking Political Asylum After Father and Brother Killed

All 20 surviving members of a Mexican family who saw two of their kin murdered have fled to the United States and are requesting asylum. The clan, including five children, left the town of Villa Ahumada on June 19 with nothing but the clothes on their backs, Cesar Porras told Efe here Tuesday. continue reading »

Another Barrio Azteca Leader Extradited from Mexico to Face Consulate Murder Charges in U.S.

An alleged leader of the Barrio Azteca (BA), a transnational border gang allied with the Juarez Cartel, was extradited from Mexico to face charges related to the March 2010 U.S. Consulate murders in Juarez, Mexico. continue reading »

Victims of Mexico’s Drug War Prepare “Caravan for Peace” for U.S. Tour

Javier Sicilia and Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity have announced they will lead a caravan across the U.S. this summer to call an end to the ongoing drug war. continue reading »

Central America Drug-Related Violence at Unprecedented Levels from Narco Wars

Escalating violence involving drug trafficking organizations in Central America has reached “alarming and unprecedented levels,” making it one of the most violent areas in the world, the United Nations anti-narcotics panel stressed continue reading »

The Death of Mazatlan Thanks to Narcos

In 2011, the once booming tourist site of Mazatlan, Mexico was hit with the news that cruise ships would no longer be stopping there, leaving many local people without jobs. continue reading »