The unconfirmed reports go some way to easing fears of the imminent outbreak of a major war — either within factions of the Sinaloa cartel, or between this group and the rapidly expanding Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
The abduction of one of the kingpin's sons has triggered fears of a violent backlash, with reports suggesting another, more important, son might have been kidnapped as well.
The event has sparked fears of a violent backlash in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta where Jesús Alfredo Guzmán was abducted from a swanky restaurant with five other men.
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The legendary Mexican drug lord denied killing DEA agent "Kiki" Camarena, repeatedly apologized to the US government, and refuted reports that he is currently heading an assault on territory controlled by the Sinaloa cartel.
Mexican authorities arrested Palma, the former partner of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, in 1995 and extradited him to the US in 2007. His release comes nine years into his 16-year sentence.
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Chapo is now very close to a trial in Texas or California, but the world's most famous drug lord can still appeal the extradition order.
The government is claiming the largest drug bust in Colombia's history — 8.8 tons of cocaine — within a major offensive against the Urabeños, the country's biggest trafficking group.
Diana Espinoza Aguila met Mexican drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero in prison, where he was serving a 40-year prison sentence for the murder of a DEA agent. His early release in 2013 caused an uproar in the US.
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Mexican authorities recently moved the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel to a prison near the US border, but it may still be weeks before he sets foot on American soil.
Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's predawn transfer to the border comes amid reports of imminent extradition that have been refuted by his lawyer.
José Refugio Rodríguez disclosed details about the Chapo's legal strategy in the face of possible extradition. He also said the kingpin remains determined to make a movie about his life, and discussed Sean Penn’s betrayal of Kate del Castillo
The wave of attacks have been widely blamed on the Jalisco New Generation Cartel that in recent years has grown into one of Mexico’s most important criminal groups.
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VICE News visits the downtown Los Angeles showroom of Barabas, a men’s apparel company that makes the eclectic paisley shirts made famous by El Chapo following his interview with Sean Penn in Rolling Stone.
In the bastion of the Sinaloa cartel fears are growing that the recapture of El Chapo, and the demise of the old-guard leaders, could give the more impulsive generation of narcojuniors free rein.
The Beltrán Leyva family grew up alongside El Chapo before waging a bloody battle against him. With this guilty plea, Alfredo may be called to provide information against Guzmán.
In her first interview ever, 26-year-old Emma Coronel, discusses the incarceration of the infamous drug lord, their life together, and Mexican telenovela star Kate del Castillo.
Speaking in Ciudad Juárez, once the epicenter of Mexico's drug wars, the Pope condemned "today's slave drivers" for creating the conditions generating violence. Hours before he asked inmates to forgive society for pushing them into crime.
Guadalupe Fernández Valencia, known as “The Boss,” is said to be one of the highest ranking women in the cartel and is wanted in the United States on trafficking charges.