Latest Drug cartels News

Mexican church officials have helped arrange a truce between 2 warring drug cartels

Feb. 23, 2024 22:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roman Catholic churchmen have helped arrange a truce between two warring drug cartels whose turf wars have blooded the state of Guerrero in southern Mexico, a priest said Thursday. It is the latest in a series of attempts by bishops and priests to get cartels to...

Utah man sues Maduro over trauma caused by nearly two years of imprisonment in Venezuela

Feb. 22, 2024 21:27 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Utah man imprisoned for nearly two years in Venezuela has sued President Nicolás Maduro, accusing the leftist leader of heading a “criminal enterprise” that kidnaps, tortures and unjustly imprisons American citizens. The complaint filed Thursday in Miami federal...

The strangled bodies of 2 men have been found on a popular beach in the Mexican resort of Acapulco

Feb. 22, 2024 17:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The strangled bodies of two men were found Thursday on a popular beach in the Mexican resort of Acapulco. The resort has been struggling to recover it tourist trade after being hit by Category 5 Hurricane Otis in October, leaving at least 52 dead and destroying...

At trial's start, ex-Honduran president cast as corrupt politician by US but a hero by his lawyer

Feb. 21, 2024 12:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was described by a prosecutor Wednesday at the start of his drug trial as a corrupt politician who let his country's biggest drug traffickers fuel his rise to power but was portrayed by his defense lawyer as a heroic leader who...

Mexican police confirm grisly gang video showing bodies kicked, burned and shot

Feb. 21, 2024 12:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico said Wednesday they have largely confirmed the contents of a grisly drug cartel video showing gunmen shooting, kicking and burning the corpses of their enemies. In a country where videos of decapitations and executions have appeared on...

Catholic bishops in Mexico say they negotiated for possible peace accord with drug cartel leaders

Feb. 16, 2024 01:57 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four Roman Catholic bishops met with Mexican drug cartel bosses in a bid to negotiate a possible peace accord, one of the bishops said, and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he approves of such talks. The revelation by Bishop of...

Cocaine City? Gang wars on the rise as drug dealers fight for territory in EU capital Brussels

Feb. 15, 2024 09:25 AM EST

SAINT-GILLES, Belgium (AP) — Cocaine and crack keep flowing. Shootings among rival gangs rage close to the very heart of Brussels. Police seize drugs and arrest traffickers almost daily. But dealers keep coming back, and the population is fed up. As record amounts of cocaine are...

Mexican police arrest members of drug gang behind the alleged killing of 8 people in Cancun

Feb. 12, 2024 15:42 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday they have arrested six members of a drug gang in the Mexican resort of Cancun that allegedly killed and hacked up five people with a machete, and dumped three other victims in a shallow grave. The gang, which prosecutors say also engaged...

American woman killed in apparent crossfire in a drug dispute at the Mexican beach resort of Tulum

Feb. 11, 2024 20:32 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An American woman and a man from Belize have been killed in what appears to have been a dispute between drug dealers at a beach club in the Mexican resort city of Tulum, officials confirmed Sunday. Prosecutors in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo...

An activist who searched for her disappeared brother killed in Mexican border city

Feb. 09, 2024 10:49 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gunman has killed an activist who led a group of volunteers searching for some of Mexico’s over 100,000 missing people, prosecutors said. The killer burst into a beauty salon Thursday in the northern border city of Mexicali and shot to death Ángela León,...