On his first day in office Sunday, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador proposed a new national guard and a militarized approach to the country’s fight against violent drug crimes.
While Mexico’s drug traders make over US$31 billion per year, the country’s legitimate economy is taking a toll from being targeted by criminal groups, according to new reports released Monday.
A Las Vegas real estate broker was arrested Monday for allegedly helping Mexican and Central American drug cartels to launder criminal profits through Las Vegas real estate and dummy corporations, the US Justice Department announced.
The man allegedly behind the largest and most feared Colombian drug cartel pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn’s federal courthouse on Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported.
A Colombian loan shark network is operating in more than three quarters of Mexico’s states marking its growing presence throughout Latin America, Mexico’s national newspaper, Milenioreported Thursday.
Two drug cartel leaders were killed Saturday in separate clashes with Mexican authorities in the northern state of Tamaulipas, the Associated Press reported.
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