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Ex-Mexico security chief long haunted by corruption claims

Dec. 11, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Mexico City (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on...

Corruption allegations long dogged ex-Mexico security chief

Dec. 10, 2019 9:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on...

US charges: Mexico ex-security chief took bribes from cartel

Dec. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security chief has been indicted in New York City 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 in Mexico. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, was charged in federal court in...

Column: Olympic 'Family' Has Its Own Doping Problem

Dec. 10, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Russia cranked up a state-sponsored, industrial-scale doping operation ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games worthy of its own gold medal. It swept up more than 1,000 athletes and stretched from lowly lab technicians to the highest reaches of the nation’s sports ministries. And despite getting busted twice since,...

US offers $5 million for Mexican drug lord “El Chapo Isidro

Dec. 6, 2019 6:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government has announced a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Mexican drug lord Fausto Isidro Meza Flores. He heads the Meza Flores drug cartel, which is named after him. He is better known by his nickname “El Chapo Isidro,” with...

Mexico fears return to “certification” with terrorism label

Nov. 27, 2019 5:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans reacted Wednesday with anger to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Mexican officials and experts don’t fear that Trump will send killer drones into Mexico. Such drone strikes have been a mainstay of...

Last victim of Mexico border killings buried as others leave

Nov. 9, 2019 8:05 PM EST

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico (AP) — Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to the last victim of a cartel ambush that killed nine American women and children from a Mormon community in northern Mexico where cartels have disrupted an otherwise peaceful, rural existence. In the attack Monday, Christina Langford...

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

Nov. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EST

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. Clad in shirt sleeves,...

Mexico prison raid leads to chaos in border city

Nov. 7, 2019 6:27 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As 850 Mexican local, state and federal security personnel prepared to raid a big state prison near the U.S. border, criminals inside orchestrated a wave of chaos outside the walls in Ciudad Juarez. Ten people were killed in various incidents around the city Tuesday night and early...

Travelers mull safety amid Arizona-Mexico border violence

Nov. 7, 2019 1:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusual string of violence south of Arizona's border with Mexico has sparked warnings by American authorities and is forcing U.S. citizens who say they won't stop crossing into Mexico to at least consider how to travel more safely. Unaccustomed to the kind of violence long seen along some...