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Fast & Furious: The gift that keeps on giving

Fast & Furious: The gift that keeps on giving

More than two years after the murder of a Border Patrol agent cracked the lid on a gun trafficking scandal that would bring down careers, hound the attorney general and force Capitol Hill hearings, the mismanaged Operation Fast and Furious…

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In this Oct. 24, 2012 photo, an army convoy patrols near the town of Apatzingan in Michoacan state, Mexico. Knights Templar, a quasi-religious drug cartel that controls the area and most of the state, monitors the movements of the military and police around the clock. The gang's members not only live off methamphetamine and marijuana smuggling and extortion, they maintain country roads, control the local economy and act as private debt collectors for citizens frustrated with the courts, soldiers say. (Alexandre Meneghin / Associated Press)

Gang rules 6 years after start of Mexico drug war

APATZINGAN, Mexico – Forest-camouflaged pickups roared to life as the Mexican soldiers pulled on their black masks and hoisted their Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifles.
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Gang rules 6 years after start of Mexico drug war
— Forest-camouflaged pickups roared to life as the Mexican soldiers pulled on their black masks and hoisted their Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifles. The three-truck convoy pulled out of the ...
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Blog del Narco: 12 Die in Violence in Sinaloa in Past 24 Hours
A total of 12 people died in violent incidents in two northern Mexican states, with groups involved in drug trafficking suspected of being behind the killings, officials said Monday. Eight young ...
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‘Fast and Furious’ defendant gets prison for buying guns
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Photo: U.S. Atty. Laura Duffy holds a picture of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in July. Credit: Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press[/caption] The first of 20 individuals ...
Federales bag five armed suspects in Torreon
A Policia Federal (PF) road patrol element encountered several unidentified armed suspects near a farm in Torreon, Coahuila, killing five, according to Mexican news reports. According to a news item posted ...
Soldiers Kill 6 in Shootout in Guerrero
Soldiers Kill 6 in Shootout in Guerrero
At least six armed civilians were killed in a shootout with army troops over the weekend in Tecpan de Galeana, a city in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, prosecutors ...
Fast and Furious: Bring on a Lawsuit
Fast and Furious: Bring on a Lawsuit
Eric Holder is back in the news as the House has filed a lawsuit against the attorney general in relation to the documents he has refused to turn over concerning ...
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Mexico Deploys 400 Additional Officers to Michoacan
An additional 400 Federal Police officers have been deployed in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, bringing to 600 the number of officers sent to the area to fight drug ...
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Wave of Violence Leaves Another 23 Dead in Zacatecas
Fifteen suspected cartel gunmen were killed and 14 others were arrested in different operations by federal security forces and state police in the north-central Mexican state of Zacatecas, where another ...

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