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# Drug cartels

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# Drug cartels
Children from US Mormon community killed in Mexico ambush
At least three women and six children have been killed.
# drug wars
Anonymous tip leads Mexico police to 32 bodies and 4 human heads in mass graves
Drug cartels have been burying their victims in hidden graves across the country for years.
# Guzman salazar
Son of notorious drug lord 'El Chapo' kidnapped in Mexican resort city
Gunmen in pickup trucks abducted six men in what is thought to be a settling of scores between rival drug cartels.
Voices
Opinion: Marijuana is legal in nearly half of US States – Ireland should follow suit
Robbing murderous criminals of revenues for selling a drug that’s no more harmful than tobacco and alcohol is a no-brainer.
# Mexico
Mexico confirms 22 killed in coordinated attack on police
Attackers equipped with high-powered rifles and grenades carried out a carefully-planned attack against federal police in western Mexcio.
# Mexico
Mexico: Leader of powerful Zetas drug cartel killed in shootout - report
Officials believe the man killed in a shootout near the US border is that of Heriberto Lazcano or ‘El Lazca’ who is one of the most wanted men in the country.
# Mexico
Mexico prison riot 'may have been cover for breakout'
Security officials believe a riot which killed 44 prisoners at the Apodaca prison may have been staged to cover a breakout.
# Mexico
Over 47,500 killed in Mexican drug wars
Figures released by Mexico yesterday show that thousands have been killed in drugs-related violence
# Drugs
In pictures: Huge drug smuggling tunnel discovered between US and Mexico
The 600-yard tunnel 30ft underground was equipped with lighting, ventilation and rails for carts.
# Drug cartels
Bound and gagged bodies of 26 men found after Mexico massacre
The bodies, which were dumped in vans on a main highway, had the name of a drug cartel written on their chests in oil.
# War On Drugs
Colombian president urges rethink on drugs war
Juan Manuel Santos says he’s open to discussing the legalisation of marijuana as well as other substances in an effort to tackle the drugs trade in a new way.
# Assassination
Iran 'tried to hire Mexican drug cartel to kill diplomat'
The Obama administration said it has foiled a plot by Iranian agents to blow up the Saudi ambassador to the US.
# Mexico
Mexico: Bodies hung from bridge as warning to social media users
Mexico’s notoriously vicious drug cartels are trying to crack down on members of the public who denounce their activities online.
# Trafficking
Drug traffickers 'using submarines' to ship cocaine to Europe
Cartels operating drug routes through West Africa may be using submarines – which can be ‘bought freely on the international market’, a UN official said.
# Guatemala
At least 29 dead as some victims decapitated in brutal Guatemalan massacre
Two children and two women were among the dead who were mostly farm workers according to reports. One person survived by pretending he was dead. The massacre has been linked to drug cartels.