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Law enforcement sources in the United States claim that recent intelligence reports are providing evidence that a formal alliance exists between the Salvadorian-based Mara Salvatrucha — better known in the U.S. as MS-13 — and the equally dangerous and bloodthirsty Los Zetas, the most feared criminal organization in Mexico.
One of the founding members of Los Zetas, a ruthless Mexican drug cartel that began as a group of army deserters hired by a drug lord, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, the federal attorney general's office said.
A report by a Mexican judicial official illustrates that while the country’s drug conflict has become dominated by the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas, the latter have established control in more territory. But this does not mean that they are now the more powerful of the two.
In the latest twist to Mexico's drug wars, a new group has vowed to launch a paramilitary offensive against a leading drug cartel in Veracruz, a city that has become a flash point in the violence.
The bodies of at least 35 members of "a criminal organization" have been found in two trucks in Veracruz, eastern Mexico, justice officials said, adding that most of the dead were convicts
The only certainty that Guatemalans could infer from the slow trickle of Sunday's presidential election results was that uncertainty over who their next president will be is set to linger for another two months
An arson attack on a casino in northern Mexico on Thursday that left 52 people dead has thrown a spotlight on the growth of gambling houses throughout the country and their role in organized crime
Mexican police detain drug cartel member Edgar Huerta Montiel, accused of co-ordinating the massacre of 72 migrants
Mexico’s interior minister said his country is cooperating with the Guatemalan government to prevent more massacres like the one Mexican drug traffickers perpetrated last weekend in the northern Guatemalan province of Peten
Drug-trafficking gangs find a promising new home in some of the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the Americas.