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Mexican Drug Lord Fails to Prove He Was Informant

A US federal judge has rejected claims made by Sinaloa Cartel operative that he acted as a US informant, though the case will likely continue to feed rumors of US...
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Brother of Sinaloa Kingpin Extradited to US

Jesus "El Rey" Zambada Garcia, brother of Sinaloa Cartel kingping Ismael Zambada Garcia, has been extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking...
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Guatemala Court Rules to Extradite ‘Juan Chamale’ to US

A Guatemalan court ruled that one of the country's most notorious alleged criminals, Juan Alberto Ortiz Lopez, alias 'Juan Chamale,' can be extradited to the United...
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Guatemala to Extradite Son of Drug Trafficking Patriarch

Guatemala will extradite a member of the notorious drug trafficking Lorenzana family to the US, in a rare instance of an extradition case being resolved quickly in...
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Guatemala Traffickers Exploit Legal Tool to Fight Extradition

A legal safeguard built into Guatemala's justice system is being used to stall the extraditions to the United States of some of the country's most notorious...
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With Extradition Law, Honduras Outsources Justice to US

Honduras has changed the law to allow the extradition of its citizens on drug trafficking and terrorism charges, raising concerns within the country that the...
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Former Tijuana Cartel Head Pleas Guilty in U.S. Court

A former leader of the Tijuana Cartel, and one of the most powerful drug barons ever prosecuted in the United States, has pleaded guilty to racketeering and money...
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Extraditions from Mexico Increase Dramatically Under Calderon

Mexico has almost tripled the number of individuals it sends to stand trial in the U.S. since President Felipe Calderon took power, reports El...
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Guatemala to Extradite Portillo, but Real Problem Remains

The Guatemala government's decision to extradite ex-President Alfonso Portillo to the U.S. is a noble one. But even if Portillo goes, a bigger problem remains: the...
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How Jamaica Tried to Stall ‘Dudus’ Coke Extradition

Drug lord "Dudus" Coke has pleaded guilty to racketeering, closing a dark chapter in Jamaica's history. But the efforts to prosecute Coke warrant more examination,...
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Salvadoran Judges Refuse to Extradite Traffickers to US

Courts in El Salvador have refused to extradite two Guatemalan former military officers who are wanted by the U.S. on drug trafficking...
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Colombia Extradites Makled to Venezuela

Colombia has extradited drug kingpin Walid Makled to face trial in his native country...