Topic: Arturo Beltran Leyva
The Zetas have many sides, but how and why the gang settled in Monterrey explains a lot about who they are and how they operate.
Members of the Mexican Federal Police opened fire on a US diplomatic car on Friday. Was it mistaken identity or an assassination attempt?
A real-world example of why Al Qaeda could live well beyond Osama bin Laden, Latin America has found limited results from taking out leaders of deadly ideological insurgencies.
05/04/2011 05:04 pm
Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, also known as 'Tony Tormenta,' the highest-profile leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel, was gunned down by Mexican government forces this weekend.
11/07/2010 03:49 pm
The 2nd capture of a high level suspected drug lord in two weeks - this time Sergio Villarreal Barragan, alias “El Grande” - again boosts Mexican President Felipe Calderón.
09/13/2010 09:52 am
La Barbie, whose real name is Edgar Valdez Villarreal, was a Texas football star before he moved to Mexico City and joined the Sinaloa Cartel.
09/01/2010 12:30 pm
Mexican officials arrested Edgar Valdez Villarreal – known as 'La Barbie' – an alleged senior leader in a drug trafficking cartel. That's good news for President Calderón, but there's skepticism it will make a dent in growing drug violence.
08/31/2010 05:40 pm
Edgar Valdez Villarreal, nicknamed 'La Barbie,' was arrested by Mexican authorities in an operation Monday near Mexico City. He is alleged to be a top player in the brutal Beltran Leyva Cartel.
08/31/2010 10:05 am
The capture of alleged Tijuana drug trafficker Teodoro “El Teo” Garcia Simental marks the third high-profile take-down of a Mexican drug trafficker in less than a month. He is considered among the most vicious traffickers in the country.
01/12/2010 05:23 pm
Mexican officials announced Tuesday that the family of a fallen marine, who died in a two-hour shootout last week that took down top drug cartel boss Arturo Beltran Leyva, has been shot and killed by hitmen believed to be tied to Mr. Leyva's gang.
12/22/2009 05:37 pm