beltran leyva cartel
Mexican drug lord's wife arrested for trying to resurrect his cartel
Clara Elena Laborín Archuleta, the wife of imprisoned drug lord Hector Beltrán Leyva, was reportedly planning to retake turf in Acapulco that was once held by her husband's cartel.
Fugitive Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero pleads for a 'second chance'
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.
After years of decline, Mexico's murder rate is heading back to peak drug war levels
Renewed cartel violence in the first half of this year pushed up Mexico's murder rate by about 15 percent.
Alfredo Beltrán Leyva, Friend Turned Foe of El Chapo, Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking
The Beltrán Leyva family grew up alongside El Chapo before waging a bloody battle against him. With this guilty plea, Alfredo may be called to provide information against Guzmán.
Jo Tuckman and Nathaniel Janowitz
drugs and crime
Sex, Snacks, and Soccer: How Mexican Drug Lords End Up Captured
El Chapo's now famous mobile conversations with actress Kate del Castillo while he was Mexico's most wanted fugitive are just one of many examples of seeming carelessness that has brought down capos who are supposed to be experts in security.