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10 Official Versions of the Capture of ‘Barbie’

Mexico's newspaper La Crónica says there are ten versions of how the drug trafficker and hitman Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias La Barbie, was captured in late...
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Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, alias ‘El Azul’

A former police detective, Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, alias "El Azul," was the go-to facilitator for peace deals between rival cartels in Mexico. Among his...
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Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias ‘El Chapo’

Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzmán Loera, alias "El Chapo," heads up an alliance of powerful drug traffickers known as the Sinaloa Cartel. His ability to...
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Ismael Zambada García, alias ‘El Mayo’

Ismael Zambada Garcia, alias "El Mayo," heads a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel. Along his recently escaped partner, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo," El...
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McClatchy: Marijuana Booming

Mexico’s marijuana business is booming, according to a McClatchy report in the Miami Herald. The story says that production is up 35 percent and 32,000 tons...
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‘Barbie’ Talks?

Mexican authorities are making it seem as if Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias “La Barbie,” is cooperating with them following their recent capture of the drug lord....
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Alejandro Flores Cacho

Alejandro Flores Cacho runs the air operations of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico. A mysterious figure, relatively little is known about Flores Cacho except that he...