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Narco Blog: Mexico Nabs Suspected Zetas Boss

Mexican federal police arrested a suspected leader of the Los Zetas cartel in the violence-racked Gulf coast state of Veracruz, officials said Saturday. Amado Mercado Guerrero, a former police officer in several towns of Veracruz continue reading »

Narco Blog: Two Passenger Buses Completely Burned in Acapulco

Two public buses were set ablaze by gunmen in the dwelling unit Luis Donaldo Colosio, on the street Astros, located in the port of Acapulco. The state Public Safety Department reported that the incident took continue reading »

Narco Blog:10 Bodies - Some Decapitated - Found in Eastern Mexico

Ten bodies were found in a town in the northern part of the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, a region battered by a wave of drug-related violence in recent days, officials said. continue reading »

Narco Blog: Bust in Arizona Linked to El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel

Just over 10 tons of marijuana , guns and bulletproof vests were seized in a safe house by the authorities of the Sheriff of Pima County Tucson, Arizona. Arizona officials also reported that they found evidence that the drugs belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel, commanded by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. continue reading »

Salvadorian Farmworkers Killed by Unknown Assailants

Four day laborers were slain Thursday in a rural area of the western Salvadoran province of Sonsonate, police said. Three of the victims shared the same surname, but it is not known whether they were related to one another. continue reading »

Narco Blog: Rival Gang Violence Leaves 11 Dead in Veracruz

Five gunmen killed 11 people in multiple attacks in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz before dying in a clash with Mexican security forces, authorities said Thursday. The mayhem began in the wee hours of Thursday, when the assailants opened fire on three buses traveling on the Tempoal-Panuco highway near Veracruz's border with Tamaulipas state. continue reading »

New Mexico Mom, Dad & Sons Charged with Smuggling Arms to Mexican Narcos

A complaint filed by the Justice Department and the District of New Mexico seeks to seize the assets of the Reese family of New Mexico, for allegedly selling firearms, ammunition and other supplies knowing they were being illegally sent to Mexico. continue reading »

Sources Say Former Mexican Officials are Working as Spies for U.S.

Daily Mexican newspaper La Jornada has reported that dozens of former Mexican officials have been working as spies for the U.S. government. The news source stated that according to senior M continue reading »

Another Mass Grave Found in Durgano, Mexico - 280 Bodies Found in Area Since April

Army troops found 10 bodies in a mass grave in Durango, the capital of the like-named northern Mexican state, raising to 280 the number of bodies discovered in clandestine continue reading »

Songs of the Drug Lord: “Narcocorridos” Impose Their Own Fashion Trends

Vinyl jackets and T-shirts with prints of rifles and skulls are some of the fashion statements being made by fans of "narcocorridos": ballads about the lives, deaths and exploits of Mexican drug lords. continue reading »

13 Tons of Pot Seized by Brazilian Police

The Federal Police seized 13.7 tons of marijuana over the weekend hidden in two trucks near Brazil's border with Paraguay and made two arrests, media reports said. continue reading »

Protesters Demand Justice for Slain Mexican Activist Marisela Escobedo

Dozens of people held a demonstration in this violence-plagued Mexican border city to demand justice for slain rights activist Marisela Escobedo. On the one-year anniversary of her death, the protesters on Friday walked a route that Escobedo had covered while seeking justice for the August 2008 murder of her 16-year-old daughter. continue reading »

14 Rebels, 5 Soldiers Die in Clashes in Mexico

Fourteen gunmen and five soldiers were killed in three separate clashes in the northeastern state of Coahuila, Mexican authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Bloggers Targeting Criminals in Country’s Most Violent State

Bloggers in Guatemala have begun identifying people suspected of being criminals in one of the country’s most violent states. So far, vigilante bloggers from four sites have “outed” 39 continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: Man Arrested With 7lbs of Meth Stuffed in Jalapeño, Nacho Cheese Cans

Federal Police arrested a man trying to re-enter the U.S. with 7lbs. of meth submerged inside cans of nacho cheese and Jalapeños. continue reading »

Members of Mexico’s “Movement for Peace” Found Murdered, Others Missing

Authorities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan found the body of one of three recently abducted members of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, a group founded by prominent poet Javier Sicilia, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

13 Latin King Members Indicted While Trying to Portray Gang as Public Servants

Thirteen alleged members of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings) have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Greensboro, N.C. for allegedly conspiring to participate continue reading »

Latino MS-13 Gang Members Sentenced to Life for Scheme Taxing Drug Dealers & Killing Rivals

Five San Francisco-area members of the La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang were sentenced this week to life in prison, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s continue reading »

Newest Narco Tunnel Has Elevator, $65 Million in Pot and Electric Rail Cars

Agencies with the San Diego Tunnel Task Force Wednesday announced the arrest of six suspects and the seizure of more than 32 tons of marijuana continue reading »

Another Narco Tunnel Found in Nogales, 100 Feet into Mexico

The Tucson Sector Border Patrol, a component of the Joint Field Command-Arizona, discovered another illicit tunnel yesterday in Nogales, just six days after their earlier find of a smaller tunnel in the same town. continue reading »