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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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Captured Tijuana Cartel Boss Confirms Sinaloa Truce

Since his arrest, Tijuana Cartel lieutenant “El Ruedas” has handed over a treasure trove of information about the group’s operations and relationship with the...
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Tijuana’s Uneasy Peace may Endure, Despite Arrests

A high-ranking Tijuana Cartel lieutenant was arrested last week, sparking commentary that the trafficking organization is on the ropes. Not so fast; experts have...
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Ex-Tijuana Major Wins Another Round Against Mexican Justice

A Mexican court has confirmed the release of the former mayor of Tijuana, Jorge Hank Rhon, after rejecting an appeal by prosecutors to overturn his acquittal on...
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Why Extraditing Mexico Drug Traffickers Could Strengthen US Gangs

Mexico's current unprecedented level of cooperation in extraditing organized crime suspects to the U.S. is good news in the short term, but could build stronger...
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Cartel Lieutenant’s Capture Could Bring Tijuana a Step Closer to War

The arrest of Armando Villareal Heredia, alias “El Gordo,” is a blow to the weakened Tijuana Cartel that could increase the likelihood of conflict with the...
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Mexico Finds Biggest Ever Marijuana Farm

The Mexican Army found a 120-hectare plot used for growing marijuana in north Mexico, the largest such plantation ever discovered in the...
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Mexico Arrests Alleged US Member of Tijuana Cartel

Mexican police have captured a U.S.-born suspected drug trafficking operative, who is allegedly one of the leaders of the Tijuana...
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Key Lieutenant’s Testimony Could Bring Tijuana Drug Lord to Justice

The guilty plea of a major Tijuana Cartel operative is an important achievement for U.S. law enforcement, but the real victory could lie in the information he...
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Mexico Rules Out Talks With Cartels

In the fourth of a series busting the "myths" around the war on organized crime, Mexico's government has released a blog entry on why it would be wrong to negotiate...
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Ex-Tijuana Mayor Rhon Free; Mexico Govt Reeling

In a giant setback for the Mexican government, Jorge Hank Rhon, the flamboyant former Tijuana mayor with an uncanny ability to escape prosecution, was released...
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Mexico Links Ex-Tijuana Mayor to Murder Weapons

Mexico's authorities have linked two weapons allegedly found in the possession of former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon to homicide...