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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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 4th, 2016

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

Trump congratulates new leftist Mexico leader

US President Donald Trump on Sunday congratulated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on his landslide victory in Mexico’s presidential vote, saying he looks “very much forward to working” with the anti-establishment leftist. “There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico!” tweeted the US Republican leader, whose anti-trade, anti-immigration policies […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Trump congratulates new leftist Mexico leader

US President Donald Trump on Sunday congratulated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on his landslide victory in Mexico’s presidential vote, saying he looks “very much forward to working” with the anti-establishment leftist. “There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico!” tweeted the US Republican leader, whose anti-trade, anti-immigration policies… link: Trump congratulates new leftist Mexico leader.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Mexico elections center on disgust with corruption, violence

MEXICO CITY --- Mexicans vote Sunday in a potentially transformative election that could put in power a firebrand vowing to end politics and business as usual in a country weary of spiraling violence, unchecked corruption and scandal-plagued politicians. But his rivals warn that a victory by leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador could set the country back decades with an interventionist economic policy and are also promising to fight corruption and bring change to Mexico. All the candidates are lambasting President Donald Trump's policies against migrants and Mexico. Sunday's elections for posts at every level of government are Mexico's largest ever and have become a referendum o...Keep on reading: Mexico elections center on disgust with corruption, violence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Mexico campaign closes with leftist AMLO looking unstoppable

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Mexico's presidential campaign drew to a close with a fiesta of rallies Wednesday, June 27, as establishment candidates made last-ditch pleas for voters to reject the radical break with the past promised by leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. All 4 candidates were holding a series ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Mexican cartel leader s wife captured – government

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of a powerful drug cartel leader in the city of Guadalajara, the interior minister said on Sunday, May 27. Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia, the wife of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias "El Mencho," was taken into custody by Mexican navy agents, the minister ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Mexican authorities arrest wife of drug kingpin

MEXICO CITY --- Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of the leader of Jalisco New Generation, one of the country's fiercest drug cartels, as well as a top lieutenant for the organization, setting the western state of Jalisco on high-alert for possible reprisals.   Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said at a Sunday press conference that marines took into custody Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia -- wife of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, known as "El Mencho" -- on Saturday night before in the city of Zapopan. Gonzalez is accused of managing the cartel's finances.   At the same location, the Marines also captured Gerardo Botello Rosales, aka "El Cachas," who is believed...Keep on reading: Mexican authorities arrest wife of drug kingpin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018