Mexico files lawsuit in U.S. against former security chief linked to Sinaloa Cartel

09/23/2021

Source: Reuters

Mexico has launched a lawsuit in Miami, Florida against former security chief Genaro García Luna and a network of companies run by him and his associates, hoping to recover illegally obtained assets, Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) said on Tuesday.

Ex-Security Minister García Luna pled not guilty last year to U.S. charges involving a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme allegedly designed to boost the Sinaloa cartel once headed by jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

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US deports Eduardo Arellano Felix, Mexico re-arrests him

08/23/2021

Source: AP


MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the notorious Arellano Felix brothers was deported from the United States back to Mexico after serving most of a 15-year prison sentence, but he was promptly re-arrested when he arrived in his homeland Monday.

Prosecutors in Mexico said Eduardo Arellano Felix was handed over to Mexican federal authorities at a border crossing in Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. He faces organized crime and drug trafficking charges in Mexico.

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‘Not normal’: Big flow of U.S. arms to Mexico ‘can’t be denied,’ author says

8/18/2021

Source: NBC News

In the last four years, Ioan Grillo traveled thousands of kilometers in crossings that took him from Mexico to the United States, Germany, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Colombia, while following a trail of iron and blood. Beyond the multimillion-dollar figures and chilling statistics, the writer was looking for answers to an ethical dilemma.

Grillo asked an arms dealer in Bulgaria, “Are you worried that the weapons you sell, legally, may later fall into the hands of criminals or terrorists?” The man stared at him and said no.

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Mexico drug cartels target media in battle for territory

08/16/2021

Source: The Financial Times

In the video aired on social media, masked men armed with assault weapons spoke directly to Azucena Uresti, a prominent Mexican journalist.

“I will find you wherever you are and I will make you eat your words, even if they accuse me of femicide,” said one of the men, claiming to relay a message from drug lord Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho”, the head of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

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Mexico’s President Defends News Anchor After Cartel Threat

08/10/2021

Source: The New York Times

MEXICO CITY — Known for his incessant criticism of the press, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico on Tuesday came out in support of a TV news anchor who was apparently threatened by the leader of a powerful drug cartel.

Mr. López Obrador’s unusual defense of a journalist came after a video circulated widely on social media in which a man claiming to be the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel threatened to kill the anchor, Azucena Uresti of Milenio TV, because of her critical coverage.

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Mexican drug cartel threatens to kill TV reporter

08/10/2021

Source: BBC

Men claiming to speak for Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel have released a video threatening to murder a prominent female news anchor over what they deem to be unfair coverage.

The warning was made by a man who said it was on behalf of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation cartel (CJNG).

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Mexican cartel threatens to kill TV news anchor over ‘unfair’ coverage

08/09/2021

Source: The Guardian

Masked men claiming to represent Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel have taken the unusual step of circulating a video threatening to kill a national television news anchor for what they viewed as unfair coverage.

The video circulated Monday showed masked and heavily armed men surrounding a man seated at a small desk who delivered a message he said was from Rubén Oseguera Cervantes, aka “El Mencho,” leader of the Jalisco New Generation cartel. It was unclear if the person reading the message was Oseguera himself.

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‘Long live peace:’ Mexican drug cartel factions announce truce

07/28/2021

Source: Al Jazeera

Three of the warring factions of Mexico’s Gulf cartel announced they have reached agreement on a truce.

Police in the state of Tamaulipas confirmed the professionally printed banners appeared in the border city of Reynosa and other cities on Monday. Cartel gunmen randomly killed 15 bystanders last month in Reynosa, which is across the Rio Grande from McAllen, Texas.

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Recent arrests reveal more about how cartel wives help run operations for Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel

07/22/2021

Source: Business Insider

Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO – The infamous Sinaloa Cartel is relying on its wives to keep its more complicated operations going, according to cartel operatives, security analysts, and government indictments.

The arrests of Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of jailed kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and of Mia and Olivia Flores, wives of Pedro and Margarito Flores, twin brothers and distributors for the cartel, offer a glimpse of the influence kingpins’ wives have over the cartel’s operations.

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Volunteers hunting for Mexico’s ‘disappeared’ become targets

7/23/2021

Source: The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mainly female volunteers who fan out across Mexico to hunt for the bodies of murdered relatives are themselves increasingly being killed, putting to the test the government’s promise to help them in their quest for a final shred of justice: a chance to mourn.

Those who carry on the effort tell tales of long getting threats and being watched — presumably by the same people who murdered their sons, brothers and husbands.

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