Mexican Drug Cartel News
Mexican candidate: government erred in not going after arms
Ruling-party presidential candidate Jose Antonio Meade said Wednesday the Mexican government made a mistake by focusing more on seizing drugs headed for the United States than on weapons headed into Mexico . Meade said that if he wins the July 1 election he would focus more on inspecting vehicles
Mexico admits government spies tail candidate
Mexico's Interior Department says the federal intelligence agency sent a plainclothes agent to tail an opposition presidential candidate, even though the candidate never asked for and apparently did not want a tail
Confessions from a onetime Mexican drug -cartel hit man
The man, who is not using his real name and spoke to ABC News in shadow, said he is reformed and claimed to feel remorse for those he hurt.
US Secretary of State offers Philippine President help with war on drugs, if he changes tactics
During their meeting Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered President Rodrigo Duterte U.S. assistance in his controversial war on drugs -- if he would change tactics. According to senior aide R.C. Hammond, Tillerson made a general offer of help, not specific resources. The goal was to
New Details in Deadly Mexico Nightclub Shooting
Five people were killed, including American Alejandra Villanueva Ibarra, and 15 others were injured when a gunman opened fire in a crowded nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, authorities said.
Son of Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Has Been Kidnapped
El Chapo's 29-year-old son, Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, was one of six people abducted from La Leche restaurant in the Mexican beach resort city of Puerto Vallarta on Monday, a prosecutor announced at a news conference Tuesday.
Judge Targeted by Trump Once Faced Death Threats From Mexican Cartel
The federal judge being attacked by Donald Trump because of his Mexican heritage once faced something much more dangerous than the presumptive Republican nominee’s verbal barbs. In the 1990s, Gonzalo Curiel was targeted for assassination when he was a federal prosecutor working to lock up some of
'Cartel Land' Explores Deadly Consequences of Illegal Drug Trade
Filmmaker Matthew Heineman's Oscar-nominated film gives a chilling depiction of how the U.S.'s growing demand for illegal drugs helps fuel Mexico's drug war.
Pope Francis Calls for 'Open Hearts' During Mass at US-Mexico Border
On the last day of his trip to Mexico, Pope Francis visited a prison, spoke to business leaders and workers, and hosted a Mass near the U.S.-Mexico border. At the border, the Pontiff asked the world to recognize the plight of people who risk their lives to flee violence, extortion and poverty at
New Photos of 'El Chapo' Moments After He Was Captured
In the interview with Sean Penn, the infamous drug lord claims he hasn't done drugs in decades.