Mexico extradites Sinaloa cartel capo Damaso Lopez

      MEXICO CITY --- Sinaloa cartel drug lord Damaso Lopez was extradited Friday from the border city of Ciudad Juarez to the United States, Mexico's federal attorney general's office said. Known by his alias "El Licenciado," which is a title for college graduates, Lopez was the right-hand man of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and helped him escape from a Mexican prison in 2001. After Guzman's arrest in 2016, he started a bloody battle with Guzman's sons for control of the Sinaloa cartel. Acting Attorney General Alberto Elias Beltran said Lopez "is potentially a key witness" against Guzman, who is facing trial in the United States. Lopez, 52,...Keep on reading: Mexico extradites Sinaloa cartel capo Damaso Lopez.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 7th, 2018

In Mexico s cartel heartland, Maradona says off-pitch issues are in the past

Former soccer great Diego Maradona shows his team jersey during a press conference where he was presented as the new manager of the Dorados of Sinaloa, in Culiacan, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

In Mexico’s cartel heartland, Maradona says off-pitch issues are in the past

CULIACAN, Mexico --- Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona says he has left his off-the-pitch issues behind. Maradona was formally introduced Monday as the new coach of Mexican second-tier club Dorados de Sinaloa. He was jovial and said he didn't come to Mexico for a vacation. Maradona said: "I came here to work, and I came to give my heart." The 57-year-old has publicly struggled in the past with alcohol and drug addiction. His new club is located in a city considered the heart of the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico's most powerful drug smuggling gangs. Maradona said "we are all judged" and added, "How many people are there here who do worse things than us and don't end ...Keep on reading: In Mexico’s cartel heartland, Maradona says off-pitch issues are in the past.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Duterte says Mexico, China drug rings operating in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines - The Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico and the Chinese Triad have been actively operating in the country, President Duterte said Wednesday b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2016

Mexican drug cartel using PH as transshipment point – Duterte

By Elena L. Aben, Genalyn D. Kabiling, and Aaron B. Recuenco President Duterte said the Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa has made inroads in the country, establishing a transshipment point for its global network. “Is Mexico into us? Yes. The Sinaloa drug.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 4th, 2016

Capo no more, Sinaloa drug lord faces trial in New York

Capo no more, Sinaloa drug lord faces trial in New York.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Cocaine seized from cop may hint Sinaloa drug cartel imprint –PNP

The incident in which a cop was caught using cocaine in Taguig City has shown that the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel could have entered the Philippines, according to Philippine National Police spokesman Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana on Friday.   Source link link: Cocaine seized from cop may hint Sinaloa drug cartel imprint –PNP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Hurricane Willa moves inland after hitting Mexico coast

MAZATLAN, Mexico: Hurricane Willa began losing power overnight after roaring over a stretch of beach towns, fishing villages and farms on the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Sinaloa state as a...READ MORE The post Hurricane Willa moves inland after hitting Mexico coast appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Mexico allows caravan women, children in, but thousands still stranded

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico – Mexican authorities allowed dozens of women and children from a US-bound Honduran migrant caravan to enter the country Saturday, October 20 but thousands remain stranded on a border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico where riot police barred their progress. Mexico's ambassador to Guatemala Luis Manuel Lopez told ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

What’s in a name?

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an online poll Tuesday to choose a name in Spanish for the trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico. The new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was named in a nod to Trump, who bashed what he called the “bad connotations” of its nearly 25-year-old […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Championship triple-header highlights Pinoy Pride 45 in November

Filipino boxing fans are in for a treat this November as ALA Promotions' Pinoy Pride returns with an exciting championship triple-header on deck for Pinoy Pride 45 in Cebu City.  Headlining the card will be a WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight Championship bout between defending champion Jeo "Santino" Santisima of Masbate and Mexican Victor Uriel “Yuca” Lopez. Regared as one of ALA Promotions’ fastest rising stars, the 22-year old Santisima (16-2, 14 KO) is unbeaten since 2014 and is riding a remarkable 14-fight winning streak. Santisima captured his first championship back in June of 2018 with a third-round TKO victory over Likit Chane to claim the WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight title. Looking to make Santisima’s title reign a short one is Mexico City’s Lopez (13-6-1, 6 KO), who’s won six of his last seven contests. The current reigning WBC Latino Super Bantamweight Interim Champion, Lopez is looking to add the WBO Oriental title to his list of accolades. Also on the card, the blonde-haired bomber himself, “Prince” Albert Pagara of Maasin, Southern Leyte will be making his return to the ring to defend his WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Championship against Ghanaian George Krampah. The hard-hitting Pagara (30-1, 21 KO) is working his way back up to the top of the super bantamweight ranks, and is currently on a solid four-fight winning streak. In his last outing, the 24-year old reclaimed the WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight crown with a three-round destruction of Laryea Gabriel Odoi in his hometown of Maasin. Looking to avenge his fellow-Ghanaian is Krampah (14-3, 12 KO), who will be making his Philippine boxing debut. A former Ghanaian Featherweight Champion and WBO Africa Featherweight Championship contender, Krampah will try to bring the WBO Inter-Continental title back home to Accra. In a featured super flyweight contest, ALA Promotions star prospect Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja gets his first shot at a championship when he meets Mexican Victor Hugo “Scarface” Reyes for the vacant WBO World Youth Super Flyweight Championship. One of the most promising young talents on the ALA Promotions roster of boxers, the 23-year old Cataraja (8-0-0, 7 KO) has the potential to be one of the promotion’s most exciting young fighters. A proven knockout artist with seven of his eight wins coming via KO or TKO, the former Palarong Pambansa and amateur standout gets his first shot at a professional championship. Standing in Cataraja’s way is a fellow young stud in Tijuana’s Reyes (9-1-1, 7 KO). Possessing an almost-equally impressive KO ratio as his Filipino counterpart, Reyes has won his last two contests, and is also looking for his first taste of boxing gold. Pinoy Pride 45 will emanate from the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on Saturday, November 24th. Catch the telecast on ABS-CBN channel 2 and ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Mexico seizes record 50 tons of meth

MEXICO CITY: Mexican marines seized a record 50 tons of crystal meth from a drug lab in the state of Sinaloa, authorities said on Friday. The military said it detected the lab in the town of Alcoyonqui, near the state capital Culiacan, and raided it on Thursday. “A clandestine narco-lab and two underground store rooms [...] The post Mexico seizes record 50 tons of meth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Trump presses Mexico to speed up NAFTA talks – Lopez Obrador

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday, July 24, that Donald Trump had urged him to accelerate negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. "I believe a successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will lead to even more jobs and higher wages for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

LOOK: Diego Luna, Michael Peña star in Narcos: Mexico

MANILA, Philippines – Netflix shared the first photos of its upcoming original, Narcos: Mexico, which sees Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Michael Peña (Ant-Man) taking the main roles. Diego is playing drug lord Felix Gallardo, the enigmatic leader of the Guadalajara cartel which was one of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Mexico’s next government to weigh legalizing drugs

  Mexico City, Mexico -- Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given his future interior minister "carte blanche" to explore the possibility of legalizing drugs in a bid to curb violent crime.   Olga Sanchez Cordero, a former Supreme Court judge tapped to lead the interior ministry, drew applause Tuesday when she made the comment at a university seminar on addressing brutal violence fueled by Mexico's drug cartels, the biggest suppliers to US consumers of cocaine, heroin and other narcotics. It was one of her first public events since Lopez Obrador, a leftist widely known as "AMLO," won a landslide victory in Mexico's July 1 election with a pro...Keep on reading: Mexico’s next government to weigh legalizing drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary

MEXICO CITY, Mexico --- Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he plans to earn 40 percent of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government. Lopez Obrador told reporters Sunday he will take home 108,000 pesos a month, which is $5,707 at current exchange rates, and that no public official will be able to earn more than the president during his six-year term. He reiterated campaign promises to cut back on other taxpayer funded perks for high-level government officials, such as chauffeurs, bodyguards and private medical insurance. /cbb...Keep on reading: Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Team Trump looks to start off on right foot with Mexico president-elect

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Top officials from US President Donald Trump's administration met Friday, July 13 with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, with both sides upbeat on the potential for a turning point in the countries' troubled relationship. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo led the high-level delegation to meet the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Mexico s president-elect unveils legislative agenda

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Fresh off his landslide election win, Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador unveiled his legislative agenda Wednesday, July 11, including an unusual plan for mid-term referendums to remove the president from office. Speaking a day after electoral authorities confirmed his coalition will have an absolute majority in both houses ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Mexican president-elect thanks Trump

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has thanked US President Donald Trump for sending a message of congratulations, and says he'll contact the US leader to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Leftist Obrador wins Mexican presidency in landslide victory

MEXICO CITY -- Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept to victory in Mexico’s presidential election Sunday, in a political sea change driven by voters’ anger over endemic corruption and brutal violence.The sharp-tongued, silver-haired politician known as “AMLO” won 53 percent of the vote, according to an official projection of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Lopez Obrador: Mexico s next president is stubborn leftist

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – "Stubborn" is among the many insults that have been hurled at Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the veteran leftist who swept to victory in Mexico's presidential election Sunday, July 1. He considers it a compliment. The man known as "AMLO" kicked off his third presidential bid vowing to use ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018