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Bad Company: Mexican Beauty Queen Killed During Drug Fight

Bad Company: Mexican Beauty Queen Killed During Drug Fight

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SINALOA, Mexico) — A violent, hours-long car chase and gunfight between the Sinaloa drug cartel and Mexican soldiers over the weekend claimed the life of a young Mexican beauty queen who police said was riding with the drug runn…

Last Colombian Drug Kingpin Falls: ‘Crazy’ Barrera Captured

Last Colombian Drug Kingpin Falls: ‘Crazy’ Barrera Captured

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The last of the old-school Colombian drug lords has been captured in Venezuela, said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during a televised speech on Tuesday. Daniel Barrera, also known as “Crazy Barrerra” or “T…

American Journalist Disappears in Mexico Drug Cartel Stronghold

American Journalist Disappears in Mexico Drug Cartel Stronghold

Freelance Texas photojournalist Zane Alejandro Plemmons Rosales is shown in this undated photo. (Facebook)(NEW YORK) — A 30-year-old American photojournalist has become the latest reporter to go missing while covering Mexico’s drug war, after he left …

Mexican Drug Cartels Make Fake Military Uniforms

Mexican Drug Cartels Make Fake Military Uniforms

JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — Mexican authorities said Thursday that they have busted a factory on the U.S. border where drug cartels were allegedly manufacturing copies of Mexican military uniforms. The Mexican Navy said that an unnam…

‘El Loco’ Arrested After 49 Beheaded Bodies Found

‘El Loco’ Arrested After 49 Beheaded Bodies Found

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GettyImages(MEXICO CITY) — Authorities have arrested an alleged Zetas drug cartel leader nicknamed “El Loco,” AKA the Fool or the Crazy One, on charges that he dumped 49 headless bodies on a highway outside Monterrey, Mexico.When the M…

18 Headless Bodies Discovered in Mexico Tourist Area

18 Headless Bodies Discovered in Mexico Tourist Area

HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/GettyImages(MEXICO CITY) — Police found 18 mutilated, headless bodies near a lake popular with tourists just outside Guadalajara, Mexico, a massacre that authorities blamed on the Zetas drug cartel. A phone call alerted police to t…

Nuevo Laredo: 23 Bodies Found on U.S. Border, Decapitated, Tortured

Nuevo Laredo: 23 Bodies Found on U.S. Border, Decapitated, Tortured

Hemera/Thinkstock (NUEVO LAREDO, Texas) — The bodies of 23 people killed under horrific conditions have been found in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo on the U.S. border, the BBC reports.  Nine bodies showing signs of torture were discovered hang…

Women in Secret Service Scandal Not Tied to Terrorism, Cartels

Women in Secret Service Scandal Not Tied to Terrorism, Cartels

USSS(WASHINGTON) — Investigators have found that nine of the Colombian women who were drinking and partying with Secret Service personnel last month in Colombia were paid for their services, Congressional sources tell ABC News. 
The Secret Servic…

Women in Secret Service Scandal Not Tied to Terrorism, Cartels

Women in Secret Service Scandal Not Tied to Terrorism, Cartels

USSS(WASHINGTON) — Investigators have found that nine of the Colombian women who were drinking and partying with Secret Service personnel last month in Colombia were paid for their services, Congressional sources tell ABC News. 
The Secret Servic…

Mexican Officials: Drug War Death Toll at More than 47,000

Mexican Officials: Drug War Death Toll at More than 47,000

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) — The Mexican government Wednesday released its latest tally of deaths from drug-related violence.  The report says 47,515 people have been killed since President Felipe Calderon began a crackdown on drug cartel …

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