Rafael Caro Quintero
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.
Renewed cartel violence in the first half of this year pushed up Mexico's murder rate by about 15 percent.
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.
US and Mexican authorities reportedly teamed up to arrest two dozen high-level cartel members in the Mexican state of Sonora along the border with Arizona.
The DEA's list of wanted drug lords is out of date after the capture of the infamous Mexican trafficker — so we made our own.
Leading analysts and critics of the US-backed drug war in Mexico say that the arrest of the world's most wanted drug lord means little to the actual street-level drug market on America’s streets or to levels of violence in Mexico.
Critics say the recent revolving door for 25-year-old Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez is a stark example of the Mexican justice system's corruption and ineptitude.
Sandra Avila Beltran was released from prison Saturday, the latest powerful organized crime figure to be freed by Mexican courts on a legal technicality.
Rafael Caro Quintero, former founder and leader of the Guadalajara Cartel, had served 28 years of a 40-year prison sentence for drug trafficking and the murder of a DEA agent named Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, but was mysteriously released from prison on a...