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  • Sinaloa group 101: Five facts about Mexico's powerful drug cartel

    US authorities announced this week the dismantlement of a massive drug-smuggling operation in Arizona, believed to have generated $2 billion in proceeds over five years. The 76 suspects arrested in the 17-month probe, dubbed Operation Pipeline Express, are allegedly connected to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, the most powerful drug-trafficking organization operating in Mexico – and, some say, in the Western Hemisphere. “Today we have dealt a significant blow to a Mexican criminal enterprise that has been responsible for poisoning our communities,” Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said in the statement. But who are the Sinaloa cartel?
    11/01/2011 05:42 pm

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  • Latin America Monitor Veracruz police disbanded: many in Mexico won't notice

    The Mexican city's 1,100-member police force has just been fired, with the Navy put in charge of civilian security. Many in Veracruz won't miss the cops, whom they distrust.
    12/22/2011 01:39 pm

  • Sinaloa group 101: Five facts about Mexico's powerful drug cartel

    US authorities announced this week the dismantlement of a massive drug-smuggling operation in Arizona, believed to have generated $2 billion in proceeds over five years. The 76 suspects arrested in the 17-month probe, dubbed Operation Pipeline Express, are allegedly connected to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, the most powerful drug-trafficking organization operating in Mexico – and, some say, in the Western Hemisphere. “Today we have dealt a significant blow to a Mexican criminal enterprise that has been responsible for poisoning our communities,” Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said in the statement. But who are the Sinaloa cartel?
    11/01/2011 05:42 pm

  • Latin America Monitor The other side of Mexico's drug war successes

    The government hailed a long list of recent arrests of drug lords and other criminals, but such events always seem to be paired with a setback or other negative development in the drug war.
    08/04/2011 12:54 pm

  • Mexico's most powerful drug cartels

    Mexico declared a major victory Tuesday when it arrested the leader of the La Familia drug gang and 50 of its members, calling the group finished after the arrests. But the deadly drug war in Mexico is far from over. Many experts expect the remaining La Familia members to join allied groups and for its territory to be absorbed by other traffickers. Here’s a look at Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels:
    06/22/2011 04:36 pm

  • Mexico drug war death toll up 60 percent in 2010. Why?

    The government on Wednesday announced that 15,273 people died in the Mexico drug war in 2010.
    01/13/2011 10:03 am

  • How Mexican drug gangs use YouTube against rival groups

    Mexican police uncovered a mass grave this week with aid of a YouTube video posted online by a drug gang. Rival gangs have turned to social media before to publicize the crimes of their enemies.
    11/05/2010 05:58 pm

  • Mexico car bomb: 'Colombianization' of Mexico nearly complete

    Last week's Mexico car bomb in the border town of Cuidad Juarez killed three. It is the first known use of a car bomb against authorities and marks a troubling new level of violence in the country's brutal drug war.
    07/18/2010 01:24 pm

  • In Pictures Mexico's drug war
  • Briefing: How Mexico is waging war on drug cartels

    Who are the most powerful cartels, what are the risks of using the military to confront them, and how much progress has Mexico made so far?
    08/19/2009 01:00 am

  • Global News Blog Top US, Mexican officials meet on guns smuggling

    Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano underscored their commitment to fighting drug violence at a meeting with their Mexican counterparts in Cuernavaca Thursday.
    04/02/2009 01:00 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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