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.

Mexico

Record number of people murdered in Mexico this year

Official figures reveal almost 10 percent increase in violence in first quarter of this year compared with 2018.

Record number of people murdered in Mexico this year

United States

Mexico's 'El Chapo' seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct

Guzman's team said jurors disregarded instructions to avoid the 'blizzard of media coverage' before convicting Guzman.

Mexico's 'El Chapo' seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct

Mexico

Widow of slain Mexican journalist 'targeted by spyware'

Watchdog group says Griselda Triana received bait messages 10 days after her husband, Javier Valdez, was killed.

Widow of slain Mexican journalist 'targeted by spyware'

Drug cartels

Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman guilty in US trial

US jury convicts the notorious Mexican drug cartel boss of operating a criminal enterprise.

Asia

Inspired by Duterte, Sri Lanka to resume executions

After visit to the Philippines, president says he is committed to bringing back capital punishment for drug offenders.

Sri Lanka to resume executions of drug convicts: Sirisena

Mexico

Ex-Mexico president was 'bribed' by drug lord Guzman: Witness

Guzman associate alleges captured fugitive drug lord paid former leader Enrique Pena Nieto $100m.