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A judge in Mexico ruled a suspected cartel kingpin’s arrest was illegal — and he’s already out of jail
Jose Alfredo Cardenas, a suspected leader of the Gulf cartel, was arrested in a predawn raid on Monday.
Less than a day after the arrest, local residents reported gunfire and other violence.
The US’s top military-intelligence official described how the war on Mexico’s cartels has produced even more violence
"Those five cartels have kind of devolved into 20, and [as] part of that outgrowth, you've seen an increase in the level of violence."
"This is a very good hit. It's a good feather in the hat of Mexican justice."
The identities of the jurors in Mexican cartel kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s federal trial will be kept secret
A judge agreed with the prosecution that such measures were necessary, but Guzman's defense says it could hurt his case.
Mexican drug cartels are preying on a multibillion-dollar industry and taking a deadly toll on the workers who run it
"The revenue that's being generated by the petroleum [theft] is making a lot of these cartels much more powerful."
Violence in Mexico appears to have hit record levels in 2017, with drugs and drug trafficking playing a major role in increases over the past three year.
The son of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s former right-hand man is reportedly talking to US authorities, and it could be trouble for the Sinalo...
There are already signs the son is cooperating with US authorities, and he could provide them with detailed information about the cartel's inner workings.
2017 was Mexico's most violent year on record, with 26,573 homicide victims during the first 11 months of the year.
Politically motivated killings are nothing new in Mexico, but 2017 saw the most in the past decade.