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The light sentence—in part thanks to good behaviour and time served—also reflects her “substantial” cooperation with prosecutors.
Luz Irene Fajardo Campos was just sentenced to 22 years in a U.S. prison for drug-trafficking from Sinaloa, Mexico.
The arrest of Mexico's former defense secretary on drug charges triggered a diplomatic crisis —and the U.S. caved.
The unprecedented move will drop drug trafficking charges against Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda and send him back to Mexico to face justice.
Until travel restrictions for non-Americans on the U.S / Mexico border lift, the trend looks set to continue.
Harm reduction centers in border towns say drug users have vanished following a spate of kidnappings – allegedly carried out by the police.
Many are relying on God, not the candidates, for help. “God is the media we listen to. He will decide where we end up.”
Drug trafficking and money laundering charges against the former military chief, who answered only to the president, accuse him of working with, rather than against, Mexico’s powerful cartels.
The environment for investigative outlets in the Central American nation is dire. Journalists who've written critically about the president face criminal investigations and threats from government officials.
Travel restrictions around COVID-19 across Latin America mean some of those who want to get back home have to do it illegally.
President AMLO promised to prioritize the search for Mexico's 'disappeared', but his efforts have merely frustrated families looking for their loved ones.