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The Latest: Tough prison term for Mexican drug cartel leader

The Latest: Tough prison term for Mexican drug cartel leaderATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, otherwise known as "La Barbie" (all times local):



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Drug cartel violence triggers security alert for Mexican resort town

Drug cartel violence triggers security alert for Mexican resort townThe State Department has abruptly closed the U.S. consulate in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, and is prohibiting all U.S. government employees from traveling to the resort town. Government sources tell CBS News this is because of a “real crime threat” connected to warring drug cartels. Anna Werner reports.



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Mexico arrests top Sinaloa cartel heroin trafficker

Mexico arrests top Sinaloa cartel heroin traffickerOne of the top heroin traffickers for the sons of Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested Thursday, Mexican prosecutors said.



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Mexico arrests top Sinaloa cartel heroin trafficker

Mexico arrests top Sinaloa cartel heroin traffickerMEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the top heroin traffickers for the sons of Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested Thursday, Mexican prosecutors said.



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Top Mexican official said to tip drug cartel about probe

Top Mexican official said to tip drug cartel about probeMEXICO CITY (AP) — In a major embarrassment for Mexican law enforcement, U.S. prosecutors said in documents made public Wednesday that the commander of a Mexican police intelligence-sharing unit was passing information on a DEA investigation to the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in exchange for millions of dollars.



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Former Mexican cartel head gets life for drug smuggling

Former Mexican cartel head gets life for drug smugglingWASHINGTON (AP) — A once-powerful Mexican drug cartel leader and associate of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced to life in a U.S. prison.



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Honduras to probe alleged drug cartel links with ex-president

Honduras to probe alleged drug cartel links with ex-presidentHonduras’s prosecutors said Wednesday they would investigate alleged links between public figures, including an ex-president, and the Los Cachiros drug cartel. Devis Leonel Rivera Madariaga — a former boss of the notorious Los Cachiros cartel who has confessed to killing 78 people — said Monday he paid former president Porfirio Lobo (2010-2014) and his son Fabio hundreds of thousands of dollars.



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