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Pablo Escobar and 'El Chapo' Guzman: How 2 of the world's most powerful and dangerous drug lords compare

Since the late 1970s, two men have emerged as the most powerful and most dangerous drug lords in the world.<p>Pablo Escobar, a farmer's son from rural Colombia, and Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a product of Mexico's rugged Sierra Madre mountains, delivered immeasurable amounts of cocaine and other drugs …

Mexican cartel shootout leaves 26 dead or wounded in latest violent clash

A battle between rival drug cartel factions in Mexico’s northern Chihuahua state left at least 26 dead and injured, officials have confirmed, in the latest series of violent incidents that have sent the country’s murder rate soaring.<p>Chihuahua state officials say the shootout occurred in the hamlet …

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Mexico: At least 15 dead after shootout between warring drug gangs, police

<b>Mexico City:</b> At least 15 people died in a huge shootout between police and two rival drug gangs in northern Mexico, authorities said.<p>Representational …

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Pablo Escobar's death cleared the way for a much more sinister kind of criminal in Colombia

After Pablo Escobar was gunned down on a rooftop in Medellin, Colombia, the massive cartel he helped build to shuttle cocaine to the US and wreak violence throughout Colombia soon came apart.<p>In the Medellin cartel's absence, the Cali cartel, which had financed the extralegal groups that helped hunt …

La Santa Muerte: 'Patron saint of Narcos' rattles the Catholic Church

Holding a scythe in one hand and a globe in the other, the Santa Muerte could be easily mistaken for the Grim Reaper. But to her supporters, this skeletal saint, affectionately nicknamed “skinny woman”, has the power to heal illness, bring prosperity and even help them find love.<p>Known as the patron …

High Heels

Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel melted gold to launder drug proceeds in the U.S. | Fox News

A new report details how the Sinaloa Cartel is using a complex process to launder drug money from the United States to Mexico by melting down gold bars.<p>According to court documents obtained by Bloomberg, cartel associates in Chicago would use drug proceeds to purchase gold bars and jewelry around …

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Without opposition and with Dr Mireles in Prison, the CJNG has new plans for Tepalcatepec

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Sinembargo article<p>Subject Matter: CJNG, Tepalcatepec, Michoacan, Tijuana, Baja California …

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There's a terrifying reason people stay inside at 5:45 p.m. in parts of Mexico

Besides their ostentatious displays of wealth, the activity that has earned Mexican drug cartels the most notoriety is the immense bloodshed they've caused throughout Mexico.<p>On first glance, the bloodletting cartels engage in — against each other and against law enforcement and civilians — is just …

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Zika outbreak: public health officials accused of causing mass confusion

Many women have already cancelled or moved holidays but now the World Health Organisation says travel restrictions are not needed<p>Public health officials have been accused of causing mass confusion for travellers after giving conflicting advice about whether pregnant women should travel to countries …

Here are the powerful Mexican drug cartels that operate in the US

Virtually the entire US illicit-drug market is controlled by seven Mexican cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.<p>The DEA report notes that there are no organizations at this time with the infrastructure and power to challenge …

24 Sinaloa cartel members arrested in U.S.-Mexico border raid

<b>(CNN) —</b> A cross-border raid by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials resulted in the arrest of 24 Sinaloa cartel members, authorities said.<p>The sting occurred Friday around the Arizona border with Mexico, local media reported.<p>It also netted "assault-type weapons" and hundreds of pounds of …

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