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

US charges: Mexico ex-security chief took bribes from cartelMexico’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 Brooklyn with three counts of cocaine trafficking conspiracy and a false statements charge. Garcia Luna, a resident of Florida, was arrested Monday by federal agents in Dallas, where he made an initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon.



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'I Tried to Take Photos That Meant Something': After the Cartel Ambush in Mexico

'I Tried to Take Photos That Meant Something': After the Cartel Ambush in MexicoMexican photographer César Rodríguez was granted intimate access to the families directly impacted by the killings. Here's what he saw



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Killed American family may have been 'bait' in Mexican cartel fight: relatives

Killed American family may have been 'bait' in Mexican cartel fight: relativesThe nine American women and children killed in northern Mexico were victims of a territorial dispute between an arm of the Sinaloa Cartel and a rival gang, officials said on Wednesday, and may have been used to lure one side into a firefight. Members of breakaway Mormon communities that settled in Mexico decades ago, the three families were ambushed as they drove along a dirt track in Sonora state, leading to U.S. President Donald Trump urging Mexico and the United States to "wage war' together on the drug cartels. Accounts emerging of Monday morning's slayings detailed the heroism of a surviving boy who walked for miles to get help for his siblings, and heavy gun battles in the remote hill area that lasted for hours into the night after the attack.



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More than a hundred years ago, Mormons — including Mitt Romney’s family — fled to Mexico so they could practice polygamy. They’ve been plagued by cartel violence, infighting, and murder ever since.

More than a hundred years ago, Mormons — including Mitt Romney’s family — fled to Mexico so they could practice polygamy. They’ve been plagued by cartel violence, infighting, and murder ever since.The victims, all women and children, were members of La Mora, a Mormon settlement in the Sonora state founded as an offshoot of the Mormon church.



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Suspected drug cartel gunmen kill nine members of a family in ambush in Mexico

Suspected drug cartel gunmen kill nine members of a family in ambush in MexicoNine members of a family with dual citizenship in the U.S. and Mexico were killed in an attack by suspected drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico.



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Over 40 skulls found in den of Mexico cartel suspects

Over 40 skulls found in den of Mexico cartel suspectsPolice found more than 40 skulls, dozens of bones and a fetus in a glass jar next to an altar in the den of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City during a raid this week, authorities said on Sunday.



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Over 40 skulls found at altar in den of Mexico cartel suspects

Over 40 skulls found at altar in den of Mexico cartel suspectsPolice found more than 40 skulls, dozens of bones and a fetus in a glass jar next to an altar in the den of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City during a raid this week, authorities said on Sunday. Four of the skulls were built into the altar in the central Tepito neighborhood, where police arrested 31 people on Tuesday on suspicion of drug cartel activity, the city government said in a statement. A photo distributed by the Mexico City attorney general's office showed skulls clustered around the altar, which had a cross behind it adorned with a horned wooden face mask.



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In new blow to Mexico's crime fight, judge frees suspected cartel members

In new blow to Mexico's crime fight, judge frees suspected cartel membersTwenty-seven of 31 suspected cartel members arrested this week in a Mexico City raid were freed by a judge, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday, marking his government’s second high-profile failure to keep suspected criminals locked up in as many weeks. The suspects were nabbed by security forces in a central district of the capital on Tuesday after authorities seized two laboratories used to produce synthetic drugs, 50 kg (110 pounds) of chemical precursors, more than two tons of marijuana and 20 kg of cocaine, as well as an unspecified amount of money, rocket launchers and grenades. Lopez Obrador, speaking at his regular morning press conference, said the unexpected release of the criminal suspects would be investigated but cautioned against a rush to judgment.



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CORRECTED-Security forces arrest 31 cartel suspects in raid on Mexico City drug labs -authorities

CORRECTED-Security forces arrest 31 cartel suspects in raid on Mexico City drug labs -authoritiesSecurity forces arrested 31 suspected cartel members on Tuesday in a raid on a warren of clandestine tunnels and alleged drug laboratories in Mexico City, authorities said. Government officials said dozens of police and security force members swooped down on buildings in the central Tepito neighborhood of Mexico City, long known for its contraband activity. Videos on Twitter purportedly of the raid showed soldiers in battle gear brandishing assault rifles alongside armored vehicles and police trucks blocking an intersection and highway before dawn.



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The Latest: Mexico says 8 died in Culiacan cartel clash

The Latest: Mexico says 8 died in Culiacan cartel clashOfficials said late Thursday that troops had come under fire from a house while on patrol and found Ovidio Guzmán López inside. Mexican authorities say they backed off an attempt to capture a son of drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after cartel gunmen shooting heavy weapons and burning vehicles that paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state — apparently outgunning lawmen.



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