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Julian Le Baron arrives where one of the cars belonging to the extended LeBaron family was ambushed by gunmen last year near Bavispe, Sonora state, Mexico, Sunday Jan. 12, 2020. Lopez Obrador said Sunday there is an agreement to establish a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by drug gang assassins along a remote road near New Mexico. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Monument to honor US-Mexican dual citizens slain in Mexico

Jan. 12, 2020 8:01 PM EST

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by suspected drug gang assassins along a remote road in the northern border region near New Mexico. In remarks to...

Mexican writer and activist Javier Sicilia, left, Julian, center, and Adrian LeBaron, who lost relatives and friends in a Nov. 4, 2019 ambush in northern Mexico, pose for photos during a press conference in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Sicilia and other activists are calling to march against violence on Jan. 23, from Cuernavaca, Morelos state, to the National Palace in the Mexico’s capital. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Family: 2 suspects in Mexico border killings arrested in US

Jan. 9, 2020 11:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of nine U.S. dual-national women and children killed in northern Mexico in November said Thursday U.S. authorities told them they have two suspects under detention in the United States. Bryan LeBaron said American officials told the family that two suspects had been detained in...

FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2010 file photo, Mexico's Secretary of Public Safety Genaro Garcia Luna attends a press conference on the sidelines of an American Police Community (Ameripol) meeting in Mexico City. Garcia Luna, 51, who left the security post nearly a decade ago, was charged in federal court in New York with three counts of trafficking cocaine and one count of making false statements on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico former top cop in NY plea talks over drug bribe case

Jan. 7, 2020 9:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican former top security official Genaro García Luna is in talks on a possible plea agreement with federal prosecutors in New York, where he is charged with accepting millions in drug-money bribes from the notorious Sinaloa cartel of convicted kingpin Joaquín “El...

Adrian LeBaron, who lost relatives and friends in a Nov. 4, 2019 ambush in northern Mexico, talks with reporters after meeting with authorities at the office of the Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime Investigation in Mexico City, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Prosecutors said Tuesday more than 40 suspects have  been identified in connection with the slaughter of the nine U.S. dual-national women and children. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico: 40 suspects identified in killing of 9 Americans

Jan. 7, 2020 6:10 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 40 suspects have now been identified in connection with the Nov. 4 slaughter of nine U.S. dual-national women and children in northern Mexico, prosecutors said Tuesday. Federal prosecutors met with members of the extended LeBaron family who have lived in northern Mexico for...

A view of the University Hospital in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, where the survivors of an attack on a family in a car with Oklahoma license plates are being treated. Mexican authorities continued searching Monday for the gunmen responsible for an attack on a sparsely traveled stretch of highway near the Texas border that left a 13-year-old U.S. citizen dead and four relatives wounded. (AP Photo/Antonio Escobar)

US family attacked on notorious stretch of Mexican highway

Jan. 6, 2020 9:52 PM EST

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities continued searching Monday for the gunmen responsible for an attack on a sparsely traveled stretch of highway near the Texas border that left a 13-year-old U.S. boy dead and four relatives wounded. On Saturday night, a family traveling in two vehicles was...

In this courtroom sketch, defense attorney Cesar de Castro, left, Mexico's former top security official Genaro Garcia Luna, center, and a court interpreter, appear for an arraignment hearing in Brooklyn federal court Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in New York. Garcia Luna pleaded not guilty to charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin

Former Mexico security chief pleads not guilty in U.S. case

Jan. 3, 2020 6:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security official pleaded not guilty on Friday on charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel to let it operate with impunity. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, was indicted in New York on three counts of...

A man holds a sign the reads in Spanish

Mexico says a total of 7 detained in killing of 9 Americans

Dec. 31, 2019 6:09 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico said a total of seven suspects have now been detained in connection with the Nov. 4 slaughter of nine U.S. dual-national women and children. Federal prosecutors said three men were arrested in recent days and charged with organized crime for drug offenses, though...

A family sits outside their home as forensic workers investigate a body at a crime scene in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood of San Pedro Sula, Honduras on Nov. 30, 2019. MS-13. Mara 18. Los Vatos Locos _ The Crazy Guys. The gangs' shifting lines of control dodge and weave through Rivera Hernandez, a place where even the police are afraid. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Denied asylum, migrants return to place they fear most: home

Dec. 29, 2019 8:50 AM EST

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — By now, the young couple thought they’d be in the United States. Somewhere, anywhere, in the United States. They thought they’d have jobs — he’d work construction, maybe she’d be a waitress. They thought they’d be safe. They thought...

Mexico reveals webs of corruption in contracts, trafficking

Dec. 27, 2019 12:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top financial investigator on Friday reported on the webs of corruption and money laundering that thieves, traffickers and political figures have used to hide their wealth. Santiago Nieto, the head of Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit, said a federal judge took bribes to...

Mexico extradites son of a founder of Sinaloa cartel to US

Dec. 20, 2019 9:46 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A son of one of the founders of the Sinaloa drug cartel on Friday appeared in a U.S. court on trafficking and other charges after he was extradited from Mexico. Ismael Zambada-Imperial pleaded not guilty to the charges in the federal court in San Diego, California, and his next court...