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By Adam Lee On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Substance Abuse and Addiction: Global Issues

It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a drug epidemic. From the rising popularity of prescription medications to an increased use of drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, rates More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
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Trevino Morales, aka Z-40, Mexican drug cartel leader of Zetas, captured

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, was captured before dawn Monday in the first major blow against an organized crime leader by a Mexican administration More...

By Brian Attenberg On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Juan Carlos Guerrero, former Customs Border officer pleads guilty in bribery, alien smuggling case

Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer, His Girlfriend and Two of Their Associates Plead Guilty to Participating in Multi-year Bribery and Alien Smuggling Activities Along U.S./Mexico Border. Former More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
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HSBC avoids charges of money laundering to Mexcian drug cartels, financing terrorists with $1.9 billion payoff

HSBC. the banking giant, will pay $1.92 billion in a settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve money-laundering allegations, the bank announced Tuesday. Photo/RevisorWeb 2004 wikimedia commons This deal will defer More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, November 26th, 2012
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Maria Santos Gorrostieta, Mexican mayor hauled from car, beaten, killed leaving daughter behind

The woman mayor who was kidnapped and murdered by a Mexican drug gang pleaded with her attackers for her young daughter’s life, Mexican sources revealed today. Maria Santos Gorrostieta Maria Santos Gorrostieta, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
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Mexican navy confirms death of Heriberto Lazcano, leader of Zetas drug cartel, body stolen

Mexico’s Navy said on Tuesday that fingerprint tests had confirmed that Heriberto Lazcano was killed in a firefight in the northern state of Coahuila on Sunday afternoon. Heriberto ”The Executioner” More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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US Embassy vehicle targeted and attacked in Mexico shooting

Mexican federal police who fired on a US embassy vehicle, wounding two CIA officers, were likely working for a drug gang, officials have said. The armored SUV with American diplomatic plates was shot at on a rural More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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Nicholas Ivie, border patrol agent, shot and killed, another agent wounded

A US Border Patrol agent has been shot dead and another wounded after coming under fire in an area of Arizona used by drug smugglers and human traffickers on Tuesday. U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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‘Fast and Furious’ investigation report faults 14 officials, 2 resign immediately

More than a dozen Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials faced punishment Wednesday after a long-awaited report on the gun probe nicknamed as “Operation Fast More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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4 woman added to the dozens dead in Mexico from drug cartels, human trafficking

The bodies of four women who had been strangled and tortured were found in northern Mexico, prosecutors said. Perpetrators of Mexican Drug Trafficking Violence chart 2009 photo/U.S. Department of Treasury, Office More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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3 dead in Mexican drug shooting at International airport

Drug trafficking suspects opened fire in a crowded food court at Mexico City’s international airport on Monday, killing three federal policemen who were on an anti-narcotics mission as panicked witnesses dove More...


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