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Mexico’s Coal Mining Drug Lords

Coal mining in Mexico’s Coahuila state, which borders Texas, is turning out to be more profitable for the country’s Zetas gang than trafficking in illicit drugs, and some of its product finds its way into the Mexican national electricity supply.

Posted on Feb 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Escapes From Mexican Prison Spur Border Manhunt

In one of the largest prison breaks in Mexico in recent years, 132 inmates escaped from a facility in the northern state of Coahuila on Monday, setting off a massive manhunt by police and soldiers near the U.S. border.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE



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The Painful Price of Numbness

Drugs are all anesthesia from pain. The ruthless Mexican cartels crave money, which they make from the Yankee craving for numbness. They sell unfeeling, and we buy it, at tens of billions of dollars and thousands of Mexican lives per year.

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 READ MORE



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Drug War Hobbles Mexican Economy

In addition to having produced 60,000 dead, 20,000 disappeared, hundreds of thousands displaced, wounded or on the run, and tens of thousands widowed or orphaned, Mexico’s drug war—which seems to be off the radars of that country’s presidential candidates—is a chain wrapped around the nation’s considerable industrial potential.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 READ MORE



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Deadly Day in Mexico: 33 Killed in Gang Wars

In one bloody 24-hour period in the industrial city of Monterrey, Mexico, drug-related violence claimed the lives of 33 people, most of whom were allegedly connected to local cartels, according to Mexican authorities.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 READ MORE



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Cartel Wars

In the annals of a conflict that has killed more than 34,600 since Mexican President Felipe Calderon militarized his country’s battle against drug traffickers in December 2006, the conflict in Tamaulipas is writing a new and bloody chapter.

Posted on May 16, 2011 READ MORE



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Suspect in Mexican Drug Killings Captured

The Mexican government has reportedly captured Martin “El Kilo” Omar Estrada Luna, a leader of the Zetas drug gang that is suspected of killing more than 100 people in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

Posted on Apr 17, 2011 READ MORE



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Mexican Drug War Spills Into Guatemala

The hold of Mexican drug traffickers has overflowed the country’s southern border, as the Zeta cartel has seized control of parts of northern Guatemala, leading the government there to declare a state of siege in the area.

Posted on Jan 7, 2011 READ MORE


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