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Dámaso López Núñez, alias "El Lic" or "Licenciado"

Sinaloa Cartel Leader ‘El Licenciado’ Arrested in Mexico City

A prominent leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and former right-hand man to Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been arrested in Mexico City, raising questions as...
Alias "El Negro," recently escaped from prison (left), and his father, alias "El Azul" (right)

Latest Jailbreak Points to Weakness of Mexico’s Prison System

The son of a prominent Mexican drug cartel leader has escaped prison less than two months after being captured, highlighting the country's inability to keep...
Dámaso Lopez Nunez, alias "El Licenciado"

The Successor to El Chapo: Dámaso López Núñez

Considered by the US government to be the most powerful drug dealer of all time, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, already has a...
The aftermath of the shootout in Navolato, Sinaloa

Is ‘El Chapo’ Extradition to Blame for Climbing Violence in Mexico?

Several media reports point to the recent extradition of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán as the cause behind climbing violence in Mexico, but...
Mexico’s Marines killed "H2", a major leader of the Beltrán Leyva Organization

Death of BLO Leader Illustrates Marines’ Decisive Role in Underworld Fight

Mexico's Marines said they had shot and killed a major leader of the Beltrán Leyva Organization, an illustration that state security forces are having an impact on...
Conflict within the Sinaloa Cartel may be linked to a spike in violence in the group's home state

Internal Cartel Conflict Could Be Behind Spike in Western Mexico Violence

Internal struggles for power between factions of the Sinaloa Cartel may have led to an increase in violence in western Mexico, the latest example of internecine...
El Chapo in US custody

The Rise and Fall of El Chapo, According to the US Government

US prosecutors have filed a memorandum detailing the lengthy criminal career of recently extradited Mexico drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a unique look at...
El Chapo has been extradited to the US

Mexico Extradites ‘El Chapo,’ Spurs Debate

Mexico's government extradited legendary kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to the United States just hours before Donald Trump's inauguration, in a move that is...
Burning vehicles following the ambush of Mexican military in Culiacán on September 30.

Outside Pressure, Internal Dissent Roiling Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel

Recent reports point to disorder within the leadership of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, as pressure from security forces and competing organizations as well as internal...
Investigators at the scene of Bermúdez's murder

Judge Working El Chapo Case Murdered in Mexico

A federal judge involved in the case of drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been assassinated in Mexico, in a rare example of violence against high...
Aureliano Guzmán Loera, alias "El Guano"

Mexico Official Says Chapo’s Brother is Leader of Local Sinaloa Chapter

Authorities in Mexico are saying that the brother of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has taken on a leadership position within the embattled...
Guzmán brothers Iván (left) and Alfredo

Sons of Mexico Drug Lord Freed After Kidnapping

Two sons of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, allegedly kidnapped from a restaurant in Jalisco by rivals, have been released unharmed after secret...