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Mexican Secretary of Public Safety Genaro Garcia Luna, right, at a ceremony for the 71st anniversary of the General Santander police cadet school, in Bogota, Colombia, May 19, 2011.

The architect of Mexico’s war on cartels was just arrested in Texas and accused of drug trafficking and taking bribes

Genaro Garcia Luna, a former Mexican security official once considered "something of a wunderkind," was arrested by US federal agents on Monday.
Ovidio Guzman Lopez, son of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, after his capture on October 17, 2019.

Mexico shows video of the capture of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s son and the Sinaloa cartel’s brutal fight to free him

Mexico's government showed dramatic footage of the capture of one of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's sons and of the violent response by his cartel.
A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, seen during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, October 17, 2019.

Mexico freed ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s son after a counterattack by his henchmen, but it’s not the first time a cartel has taken on ...

The balance of power between Mexico's government and its narcos was on vivid display on October 17, but it wasn't the first time.
Mexican police patrol in a street of Culiacán, state of Sinaloa, Mexico, on October 17, 2019, after heavily armed gunmen in four-by-four trucks fought an intense battle with Mexican security forces.

Photos show the chaos and aftermath of a Mexican battle over drug lord ‘El Chapo’s’ son

A gun battle broke out between Mexican security forces and cartel soldiers on Thursday, over drug lord "El Chapo's" son Ovidio Guzman in Culiacán.
Claudia Ochoa Felix.

The ‘Kim Kardashian of crime,’ believed to be El Chapo’s lead assassin, has died from a drug overdose

Claudia Ochoa Felix, 35, was found dead on Saturday in a home in Isla Musala in the city of Culiacan, Mexico.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman shortly after his extradition to the US, in New York on January 19, 2017, shown in a photo released on February 12, 2019.

‘El Chapo’ Guzman is on his way to the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’ — here’s what it’s like in a US prison no o...

US authorities have said little about where the convicted cartel chief could serve his time, but he seems likely to head to ADX Florence in Colorado.
A man walks by the number 701, referring to the world billionaires ranking given to Guzman by Forbes in 2009, in the state of Sinaloa, February 15, 2019.

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s family is starting fashion brands inspired by the jailed kingpin, and the US might not be able to do anythi...

With Guzmán's permission and clean records for the owners, Chapo-inspired fashion brands may be out of the reach of US authorities.
A worker with coca paste after drying it on a stove top at a small farm in Guayabero, in Colombia's Guaviare province.

Mexico’s cartels appear to be shaking up the cocaine trade

A change in what's being smuggled hints at a change in how Mexican criminal groups are doing business.

A Wells Fargo personal banker pleaded guilty to helping launder millions of dollars for drug traffickers like the Sinaloa cartel

Money-laundering organizations recruited people who would open bank accounts for the cartel's drug money, according to US investigators.
A man walks by the "Chapo" roast chicken restaurant near the main plaza of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's hometown in the municipality of Badiraguato, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, July 17, 2015.

‘El Chapo’ Guzman is awaiting his fate in a US jail, but the Sinaloa cartel already has its next fight lined up

"El Chapo" Guzman was convicted two months ago, but members of his cartel in Mexico haven't hesitated to go after rivals in the criminal underworld.