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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexican authorities have confirmed the murder of 13 officers after they were ambushed by alleged members of 'La Familia Michoacana' drug cartel (The Michoacán Family), who intercepted a convoy of state police and investigators...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Infobae) Since 2013, an unprecedented surge in fentanyl overdose deaths has been caused by heroin laced with illicitly produced fentanyl and/or fentanyl analogs (FAs) sold as heroin. For years, China has been a primary source...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Sinaloa Cartel built a veritable cocaine empire that resulted, according to the DEA, in the shipment of over 1 million kilos to the United States. However, over the years, client demand changed, as users...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Authorities are probing the deaths in the northeastern Tamaulipas state where large swaths of land are controlled by the Gulf drug cartel. Mexico is experiencing a wave of violence linked to drug gangs fighting...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Twelve people believed to be members of a self-defense group were killed in the western Gulf Coast state of Veracruz and their bodies dumped on a dirt road, local authorities said on Monday, January...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said it is “deeply disappointed” by Mexico’s decision to close its investigation of ex-Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, after the Mexican attorney general decided not to press charges. The decision,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico will not pursue criminal charges against former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos, the attorney general’s office said on Thursday, January 14th. The decision sparked criticism and comes despite U.S. prosecutors’ accusations he collaborated with...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President-elect Joe Biden's arrival in the White House is expected to bring a shake-up of US-Mexican cooperation in a bloody war on drugs that has failed to rein in powerful cartels, experts say. Mexico has...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico has issued an arrest warrant for a former security minister wanted on corruption charges and may request his extradition from the United States where he is being held awaiting trial, an official told...

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