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Mexican governor says predecessor made deals with gangs

Jan. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Mexico’s Morelos state claimed Monday his predecessor and the previous police chief negotiated with a drug gang. Gov. Cuauhtémoc Blanco had himself been forced to deny any drug links earlier this month after a 3-year-old photo surfaced showing...

Mexico charges 7 in 'Fast and Furious' weapons trafficking

Jan. 09, 2022 18:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Sunday they have charged seven people, including former top officials, in the “Fast and Furious” weapons trafficking scandal. The December 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry exposed the bungled “Fast and Furious”...

Today in History

Jan. 08, 2022 00:19 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2022. There are 357 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, declared an “unconditional war...

Mexican governor denies drug links after photo with capos

Jan. 05, 2022 15:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Mexico’s Morelos state has denied any links to drug traffickers after a 3-year-old photo surfaced showing him posing with three men identified as local drug gang leaders. Former Mexican national soccer team star Cuauhtemoc Blanco won the...

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' gets 3 years on US charges

Nov. 30, 2021 14:21 PM EST

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro also helped her husband plan a dramatic escape...

Mexico's army stands between gangs, enforcing turf divisions

Nov. 08, 2021 10:54 AM EST

AGUILILLA, Mexico (AP) — In western Mexico a small squad of soldiers with about a half-dozen trucks and sandbag emplacements stands guard on a rural highway. In one direction, almost within earshot, one drug cartel operates a roadblock extorting farmers. In the other direction, a rival...

US offers $5 million rewards for 4 Mexican drug lords

Nov. 05, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government offered $5 million rewards Friday for information leading to the capture of four Mexican drug lords. Those subject to the $5 million bounty included Aureliano Guzman-Loera, the brother of imprisoned capo Joaquin “El Chapo”...

Charges: 3 federal jail workers took drugs, booze to inmates

Nov. 04, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two guards and a jail secretary were bribed to smuggle drugs, booze and cellphones to inmates at the troubled Metropolitan Correction Center in lower Manhattan for over a year, authorities said Thursday as they announced charges against the trio and eight former inmates. ...

Appeals court hears claims of jury bias at 'El Chapo' trial

Oct. 25, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court should overturn the U.S. conspiracy conviction of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman because of claims that his anonymous jury flouted warnings to avoid media accounts of the case, a lawyer for Guzman urged a three-judge panel on...