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Tag Results for "Mexican Drug Cartels"

Who’s To Blame for Drug War Violence in Mexico?

Earlier this month, a series of videos surfaced on the Web showing an interview between Mexico’s federal police and their biggest catch in months, Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez. The 33-year-old Acosta, nicknamed “El Diego,” is believed to be the leader of La Linea, a group of assassins contracted by the Juárez drug cartel. continue reading »

U.S. Open of Surfing Scene of Mexican Drug Smuggling Drop

The U.S. Open of Surging that concluded this Sunday did not only make news for crowning 10-time ASP Champion Kelly Slater but for being the scene of a Mexican drug smuggling drop. continue reading »

U.S. Targets La Familia Cartel: 1,985 Arrested, $62 Million & 12 Tons of Illegal Drugs Seized

Approximately 1,985 individuals have been arrested on narcotics-related charges as part of a 20-month multi-agency law enforcement investigation known as Project Delirium, which targeted the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel, the Department of Justice announced today. continue reading »

Sen. Grassley Vows to Hold Up All Obama Nominees Until We Know How Mexican Cartels Got U.S. Guns

Senator Chuck Grassley (R) is unsettled and angry that the Senate and the American people don’t know how U.S. guns got into the hands of Mexican drug cartels via U.S. sponsored programs. continue reading »

Major Mexican Drug Smuggling Operation Working Out of Indian Reservation Dismantled

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne, and Tohono O’Odham Nation Police Chief Joseph Delgado today announced the arrests of 27 of 46 suspected continue reading »

Several Drug Smuggling Attempts Disrupted by Arizona Border Patrol

In three separate incidents over the weekend, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents interdicted three firearms, 14 rounds of ammunition, 3.3 pounds of heroin, 225 pounds of methamphetamine and a total of 4,265 pounds of marijuana. continue reading »

Consumption Junction: Stop Using Drugs… or Decriminalize Them

In a recent argument I had over Facebook, a friend of mine made the futile attempt to post that the current wave of Latino immigration is unprecedented due to what he sees as two, distinct phenomena: drugs and violence. He argued that Latinos are unlike any immigrant group before them, because they bring a significant increase in drug crimes and violence. continue reading »

Mexican Lime Farmers Fight to Keep Business Going Despite Cartel Interference

Though the most devastating effect of the drug war in Mexico has been the loss of so many lives, there are many other related issues that plague the region. continue reading »

DEA Chief Warns that Mexico’s Drug War Effects More than Just Mexico

As international media continues to keep a watchful eye on the drug war in Mexico, the head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is reminding everyone that the world, especially Central, South, and North America needs to be concerned with the events of the troubled country. continue reading »

Costa Rica Dismantles Cocaine Smuggling Ring Using Local Fishermen

The defense ministry of Costa Rica has announced it has dismantled a cocaine smuggling ring using local fishermen and their fishing vessels. continue reading »

Mexican Drug Cartels Resort to Jihadist Terror Methodology by Using More Car Bombings

As the largely narco-fueled violence in Mexico escalates, the country’s crime cartels have resorted to using one of jihadist terrorists’ most lethal weapons — the car bomb. The first successful car bombing occurred in July of last year killing three policemen continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Drug Cartel Declares War on Guatemala, Accuses President Colom of Being on Their Payroll

Members of the drug cartel Los Zetas have threatened to launch a war against the armed forces and people of Guatemala if the government continues with the operations that began a week ago in the northern of the country. continue reading »

Mexican Troops Getting Help From U.S. Military to Battle Cartels

Historically, Mexico has been extremely reluctant to cooperate with U.S. forces due, in large part, to deep-seated hostility over invasions. And while Mexico still will not permit U.S. military trainers or adv continue reading »