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Guatemalan Attorney General: Cartels Have Infiltrated the Justice System

Guatemalan Attorney General: Cartels Have Infiltrated the Justice System

Drug cartels and other criminal organizations have infiltrated the Guatemalan justice system, Attorney General Claudia Paz said in comments published Wednesday by capital daily Siglo 21. continue reading »

Blog del  Narco: Mexican Human Rights Commission- 82 Journalists Murdered Since ‘05

Blog del Narco: Mexican Human Rights Commission- 82 Journalists Murdered Since ‘05

A total of 82 journalists have been murdered and 18 others have been reported missing since 2005 in Mexico, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. Investigations of 28 attacks on media outlets in different states have been conducted in the past five years, the CNDH, Mexico's equivalent of an ombudsman's office, said. continue reading »

Blog Del Narco: Violent Day in Michoacán, 8 Dead Including 7 Police Officers

Blog Del Narco: Violent Day in Michoacán, 8 Dead Including 7 Police Officers

At least eight people, including seven police officers, were killed and eight others wounded in three shootouts involving police and drug cartel gunmen on the border of Jalisco and Michoacan states in western Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

Two People Executed in Oaxaca (Picture Warning)

Two People Executed in Oaxaca (Picture Warning)

Two people were killed and another was injured when attacked on Highway 190 in Las Salinas, at kilometer 112 of the cited federal highway. Firearm injuries were noted on the chin, leg and back. continue reading »

U.S. Frees Alejandrina Guzmán Salazar, Daughter of El Chapo

U.S. Frees Alejandrina Guzmán Salazar, Daughter of El Chapo

Alejandrina Guzmán Salazar, alleged daughter of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was released by the U.S. government on charges of possession of false documents, reports her lawyer Guadalupe Valencia. The daughter of Chapo, accompanied by her lawyers and Jan E Guadalupe Valencia Ronis, heard her sentence: "time served", i.e. the almost three months that turned the arrest were sufficient to serve his sentence. continue reading »

New President Peña Nieto Outlines Mexico’s Crime-Fighting Plan

New President Peña Nieto Outlines Mexico’s Crime-Fighting Plan

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday a public-safety strategy based on fighting violence with a regional focus and the creation of a national gendarmerie with an initial complement of 10,000 members. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cartels Forcing Migrants to Smuggle Drugs After Families Threatened

Blog del Narco: Cartels Forcing Migrants to Smuggle Drugs After Families Threatened

Defenders of immigrant rights are concerned about the increasing number of cases in which people are forced to smuggle drugs into the United States from Mexico by drug traffickers threatening their families. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 4 Teachers in Mexico Executed Enroute to Funeral, Narcos Are Suspected

Blog del Narco: 4 Teachers in Mexico Executed Enroute to Funeral, Narcos Are Suspected

Four women from the same family, all of them schoolteachers, were found tortured and slain in the mountains of northern Mexico, authorities in Chihuahua state said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 2 Bodies Discovered in Land Rover at Shopping Mall

Blog del Narco: 2 Bodies Discovered in Land Rover at Shopping Mall

Inside an SUV two people were killed in the parking lot of a shopping center in the municipality of Guadalajara. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Military Forces Kill 4 Gunmen During Clash (Photo Warning)

Blog del Narco: Mexican Military Forces Kill 4 Gunmen During Clash (Photo Warning)

A clash between civilian and military killed 4 men. The event occurred in the early morning in the village near Kilometer 30. continue reading »