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Suspected Mexican drug cartel leader extradited to US

An alleged leader of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel arrived in San Diego after being extradited to the United States from the Netherlands.

Suspected Mexican drug cartel leader extradited to US
Jose Manuel Mireles. ©Reuters/Bernardo Montoya
Mexico arrests high-profile vigilante leader

Mexican forces arrested Jose Manuel Mireles, a senior leader of the powerful anti-crime vigilante group in the western state of Michoacan.

Mexico arrests high-profile vigilante leader
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Mexican police attacked in ambush

One policeman died and three were wounded in an ambush in a Mexican state along the US border that is ravaged by drug cartel violence, officials said.

Mexican police attacked in ambush
15 bodies found in northwest Mexico
15 bodies found in northwest Mexico

Police in northwestern Mexico found 12 bullet-riddled bodies in a pickup truck Monday, as well as three men who had been shot dead in a separate case, authorities said.

15 bodies found in northwest Mexico
Government security spokesman Alejandro Rubido. ©Reuters/Edgard Garrido
Drug cartel internal feud leaves 28 dead in Mexico

An internal power struggle within the once-powerful Gulf drug cartel has left 28 people dead in gunfights on Mexico's northeastern coast this week, authorities said.

Drug cartel internal feud leaves 28 dead in Mexico
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Account of undercover operation against Columbian drug mafia in Almaty

The National Security Committee of Kazakhstan held a successful special operation against Columbian drug mafia that attempted to extend their business into Kazakhstan.

Account of undercover operation against Columbian drug mafia in Almaty
Two days of gunfights leave 24 dead in Mexico's north
Two days of gunfights leave 24 dead in Mexico's north

The death toll from two days of gunfights in Mexico's northern state of Tamaulipas rose to 24 on Monday after authorities reported six more slayings in the drug violence-plagued region.

Two days of gunfights leave 24 dead in Mexico's north
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Mexican forces kill 10 Zetas cartel suspects in clash

Mexican soldiers and police killed 10 Zetas drug cartel suspects in a gunfight on Thursday in the eastern state of Veracruz.

Mexican forces kill 10 Zetas cartel suspects in clash
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Armed forces weigh return to notorious Rio favelas

Hundreds of security forces could be deployed again to a notorious maze of slums in northern Rio, home to a major 2010 police action, after the death of three officers.

Armed forces weigh return to notorious Rio favelas
Mexico hunts for no.2 after netting cartel boss
Mexico hunts for no.2 after netting cartel boss

Mexican authorities are hunting for the number two leader of the country's most powerful drug cartel after capturing the gang's kingpin this weekend.

Mexico hunts for no.2 after netting cartel boss
More bodies unearthed amid Mexico violence
More bodies unearthed amid Mexico violence

More than a dozen bodies were unearthed in a troubled region of southwestern Mexico where the military also engaged in a deadly firefight that killed one person.

More bodies unearthed amid Mexico violence
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Mexican security forces capture cartel leader

Mexican security forces arrested 38 people in the troubled region of Michoacan, including a leading figure of the notorious Knights Templar drug cartel.

Mexican security forces capture cartel leader
Mexico urges anti-cartel vigilantes to disarm
Mexico urges anti-cartel vigilantes to disarm

Mexico's government urged vigilantes on Monday to quit their growing armed struggle against a drug cartel and go home, saying federal forces will handle security in their embattled western towns.

Mexico urges anti-cartel vigilantes to disarm
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Philippines arrests three linked to Mexico drug cartel: police

Philippine anti-drug police said on Thursday they had arrested three people connected to Mexico's feared Sinoloa drug cartel while they were storing narcotics.

Philippines arrests three linked to Mexico drug cartel: police
Film spotlights pop culture inspired by Mexican drug gangs
Film spotlights pop culture inspired by Mexican drug gangs

A new documentary shines a worrying and grisly light on a growing Latino pop culture phenomenon in the United States inspired by the deadly drug violence which has ravaged neighboring Mexico.

Film spotlights pop culture inspired by Mexican drug gangs
FBI Director invited to Kazakhstan
FBI Director invited to Kazakhstan

Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Akshat Daulbayev invited Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey to Kazakhstan.

FBI Director invited to Kazakhstan
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Mexico finds 64 bodies in mass graves

A total of 64 bodies have been found in mass graves in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, authorities said Monday as they wrapped up a probe of alleged victims of a drug cartel.

Mexico finds 64 bodies in mass graves
A forensic technician cordons off a crime scene in Ciudad Juarez. ©Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez
Eight family members killed in Mexico massacre

Mexican police found Sunday a family of eight, including three children, stabbed to death and tied down in their home in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez.

Eight family members killed in Mexico massacre
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Mexico towns lose power in suspected cartel sabotage

Unidentified assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails attacked power stations in a violence-torn western Mexican state Sunday.

Mexico towns lose power in suspected cartel sabotage
In Mexico, legend rises with dead drug lord sightings
In Mexico, legend rises with dead drug lord sightings

Three years after Mexican drug lord Nazario Moreno was declared dead, doubts abound about his demise, with stories of him indoctrinating recruits every Sunday and hosting a feast last year.

In Mexico, legend rises with dead drug lord sightings