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FBI SWAT Action Near San Diego May Have Foiled L.A. Kidnapping

April 17, 2009
According to the complaint, the case began when the FBI's Major Mexican Traffickers Strike Force began to focus last year on a drug-smuggling ring allegedly headed by Armando Gonzalez. Over time, however, the focus shifted from drug smuggling to kidnapping as the strike force learned that Gonzalez's group was stalking people who purportedly had stolen a 2,500-pound load of marijuana from them.

Arrest of Juarez Cartel's Alleged No. 2, Vicente Carrillo Leyva, Seen as Big Break

April 3, 2009
The arrest of Vicente Carrillo Leyva, considered the No. 2 leader of the Juárez drug cartel, is a breakthrough in the Mexican government's crackdown on drug lords, officials said Thursday.

Hillary Clinton Says U.S. Shares Blame for Drug War

March 26, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted shared responsibility Wednesday for the drug violence convulsing Mexico, saying that traffickers "are motivated by the demand for illegal drugs in the United States and are armed by the transfer of weapons from the United States."

Police: U.S. teens Were Hit Men for Mexican Cartel

March 13, 2009
Rosalio Reta and his friend, Gabriel Cardona, were members of a three-person cell of American teenagers working as cartel hit men in the United States, according to prosecutors. The third was arrested by Mexican authorities and stabbed to death in prison there three days later.

Obama Considers Sending Armed Troops to Mexican Border to Prevent Drug Violence

March 12, 2009
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that his administration is examining options to deal with deteriorating security conditions on the Mexican border, including the deployment of the National Guard if violence continues to spill over into American cities.

Mexican Prison Riot Kills 20

March 5, 2009
A gang attack left 20 inmates dead and more than 30 others injured on Wednesday in one of the bloodiest riots in the turbulent history of prisons in Juárez.

Finding a Cure for a Cancer

March 1, 2009

Drug money is so corrupting that the drug lords have bribed both police and soldiers at the highest levels of the Mexican government.

Napolitano Tells Congress that DHS Needs Help to Quell Border Violence

February 26, 2009
Border violence, which claimed more than 1,000 lives in January and about 6,000 in 2008, is already on the radar of Pentagon and CIA officials, who have told The Washington Times of their involvement in the current crisis in Mexico and say they are watching developments closely.

Texas Governor Asks Washington for Troops to Guard Border

February 26, 2009
Gov. Rick Perry said he wants 1,000 troops to help guard the Texas-Mexico border, and for the U.S. to fund strong security measures to fight the Mexican drug cartels that have spread violence and fear in Mexico, including Juárez.

Hundreds Arrested in Cross-Country Campaign Against Drug Cartel

February 25, 2009
Federal authorities arrested more than 750 people across the country in what they describe as "the largest and hardest hitting" operation to ever target the "the very violent and dangerously powerful" drug cartel known as Sinaloa.

Mexican Cartels Run U.S. Drug Trade, Report Says

January 20, 2009
Mexican cartels have taken over most of the drug trade in the United States, and are working with 20 gangs, including the Barrio Aztecas, according to a just-released report by the National Drug Intelligence Center titled, "National Drug Threat Assessment 2009."

Ex-U.S. Drug Czar Warns of Mexican Border Rush Because of Cartel Violence

January 8, 2009
A failure by the Mexican political system to curtail lawlessness and violence could result (in) a surge of millions of refugees crossing the U.S. border to escape the domestic misery of violence, failed economic policy, poverty, hunger, joblessness, and the mindless cruelty and injustice of a criminal state," Barry McCaffrey said.

Mistrust Bedevils War on Mexican Drug Cartels

December 31, 2008
The U.S. has begun pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Mexico to help stanch the expansion of drug-fueled violence and corruption that has claimed more than 5,000 lives south of the border this year.

Homicide Total in Juarez, Mexico, Passes 1,500

December 22, 2008
With the homicide toll in Juárez surpassing the 1,500 mark, authorities there are left to face what border experts are calling the biggest Mexican dilemma -- ending the bloody street war between drug cartels, controlling thugs who have gone wild and preventing police corruption.

Body Count Climbs in Mexico's Bloody Drug War

December 11, 2008
So far this year in Mexico's drug war, 5,376 people have been killed, double the number of last year and more than all U.S. troops killed in Iraq.

As Mexico's Drug War Rages, Military Takes Over for Police

December 11, 2008
Even for Mexicans accustomed to ghastly headlines chronicling the country's drug-related violence, the current level of killing in Tijuana causes consternation. Some 200 people have been slain in one month. Last weekend turned into one of the city's deadliest: nearly 40 were killed, four of whom were children, and nine of them beheaded.

FBI Warns of Looming Mexican Drug Cartel Violence in South Texas

October 30, 2008
Frustrated by a crackdown on South Texas drug smuggling routes, the Mexican Gulf Cartel is stockpiling high-powered weapons and recruiting local gang members on both sides of the border to prepare for possible confrontations with U.S. law enforcement, according to an FBI intelligence report.

DEA Arrests 175 Mexican Drug Trafficking Suspects

September 18, 2008
In what prosecutors said was a significant step in fighting the drug wars raging on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Justice Department said Wednesday that 175 people believed to be connected with one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels were arrested this week in a dozen states.

Why You Aren't Being Trained to Prevent Terror Attacks

September 1, 2008

Educating officers about terrorism is now officially "politically incorrect."

Mexican Drug Cartel Cowboys and DTOs

July 5, 2007
For more than a decade, Los Angeles street gangs have been killing about 550 to 600 people in L.A. County each year. What you probably don't know is that Mexican nationals, primarily illegal aliens, murder about an equal amount yearly. Many of these murders involve rivalries and vendettas that originated in states, cities, and ranchos in Mexico. They usually often involve Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO).
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