Latin America

More than 61,000 missing in Mexico amid spiralling drug violence

The number of missing is 50 percent higher than previously estimated and follows record number of homicides in 2019.

More than 61,000 missing in Mexico amid spiralling drug violence

Mexico

At least 14 killed in bloody gunfight in northern Mexico

Daytime shoot-out took place days after US President said he would designate drug cartels as terrorist groups.

At least 14 killed in bloody gunfight in northern Mexico

Mexico

Mexico says it will not allow an invasion after Trump comments

US president has said he wants to designate Latin American cartels as 'terrorist organisations'.

Mexico says it will not allow an invasion after Trump comments

United States

Trump says US to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says Mexico would not tolerate any move that violates the country's sovereignty.

Trump says US to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

Europe

Submarine packed with cocaine captured in Spain

Two of the crew were captured, but one managed to swim away and escape.

Submarine carrying $110m of cocaine captured in Spanish waters

Mexico

Mexican officials vow to seek justice for slain Mormon family

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says Mexico will cooperate with US officials in investigating the attack.

Mexican officials vow to seek justice for slain Mormon family

Drug cartels

Backlash over Mexico's botched attempt to arrest 'El Chapo's' son

Armed men overpowered security forces on Thursday prompting them to release the son of drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman.

Backlash over Mexico's botched attempt to arrest 'El Chapo's' son

Drug cartels

US: Honduran president's brother found guilty of drug trafficking

Prosecutors say Juan Antonio 'Tony' Hernandez relied on 'state-sponsored drug trafficking' enabled by his brother.

US: Honduran president's brother found guilty of drug trafficking

Mexico

Gun battle thwarts Mexico attempt to arrest son of 'El Chapo'

Gunfire in western city of Culiacan left blazing vehicles strewn across streets and sent residents running for safety.

Gun battle thwarts Mexico attempt to arrest son of 'El Chapo'

Mexico

Mexican policemen killed in 'cartel' ambush

At least 13 officers killed after suspected drug cartel hitmen open fire and set vehicles on fire in Michoacan state.

Mexican policemen killed in 'cartel' ambush

United States

Honduras' Hernandez accused of taking drug money from 'El Chapo'

In trial of president's brother, New York prosecutors claim Honduran leader took at least $1.5m from Mexican drug lord.

Honduras' Hernandez accused of taking drug money from 'El Chapo'

Mexico

3 journalists killed in Mexico in less than a week

Mexico, considered one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist, has witnessed 10 such deaths this year.

3 journalists killed in Mexico in less than a week

US & Canada

US authorities seize 16.5 tonnes of cocaine worth $1bn

Authorities in Philadelphia arrest two in one of the largest drug busts in US history, Justice Department says.

US authorities seize 16.5 tonnes of cocaine worth $1bn

Drugs

Mexican drug cartels, poppy farmers and the US fentanyl crisis

How Mexico's drug cartels are feeding the US opioid crisis, and putting the country's poppy farmers out of business.

Latin America

Mexico drugs: Fentanyl takes over heroin market

Fentanyl, about 50 times stronger than heroin, takes only two days to make, while heroin takes five months.