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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

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’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 News11 min. ago

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

2018 NBA Draft sees 236 early entry candidates

NBA press release NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association announced today that 236 players -- 181 players from colleges and post-graduate institutions and 55 international players -- have filed as early entry candidates for the 2018 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Players wishing to enter the 2018 NBA Draft were required to submit a letter to the NBA to be received no later than Sunday, April 22. Players who have applied for early entry have the right to withdraw their names from consideration for the Draft by notifying the NBA of their decision in writing no later than 5 p.m. ET on Monday, June 11. Under NCAA rules, in order to retain college basketball eligibility, underclassmen who have entered the 2018 Draft must withdraw by Wednesday, May 30. Following is the list of players from colleges and post-graduate institutions who have applied for early entry into the 2018 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday, June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. EARLY ENTRY CANDIDATES FOR 2018 NBA DRAFT Player | School Deng Adel | Louisville Esa Ahmad | West Virginia Rawle Alkins | Arizona Mike Amius | Western Carolina Kostas Antetokounmpo | Dayton Deandre Ayton | Arizona Udoka Azubuike | Kansas Marvin Bagley III | Duke Mohamed Bamba | Texas Sedrick Barefield | Utah Keita Bates-Diop | Ohio State Tyus Battle | Syracuse Lamonte Bearden | Western Kentucky Tashawn Berry | Dakota College (ND) Leron Black | Illinois Brian Bowen II | South Carolina Ky Bowman | Boston College Jordan Brangers | South Plains College (TX) Mikal Bridges | Villanova Miles Bridges | Michigan State Barry Brown Jr. | Kansas State Bruce Brown Jr. | Miami Bryce Brown | Auburn Troy Brown Jr. | Oregon Jalen Brunson | Villanova Elijah Bryant | BYU C.J. Burks | Marshall Jordan Caroline | Nevada Tony Carr | Penn State Wendell Carter Jr. | Duke Kameron Chatman | Detroit Haanif Cheatham | FGCU Yoeli Childs | BYU Chris Clemons | Campbell Tyler Cook | Iowa Copeland Jr. | Nebraska Bryant Crawford | Wake Forest Mike Daum | South Dakota State Eric Davis Jr. | Texas Jon Davis | Charlotte Jordan Davis | Northern Colorado Shawntrez Davis | Bethune-Cookman Terence Davis | Mississippi Tyler Davis | Texas A&M Marcus Derrickson | Georgetown Hamidou Diallo | Kentucky Noah Dickerson | Washington Donte DiVincenzo | Villanova Dikembe Dixson | UIC Torin Dorn | North Carolina State Trevon Duval | Duke Nojel Eastern | Purdue Carsen Edwards | Purdue Jon Elmore | Marshall Drew Eubanks | Oregon State Jacob Evans | Cincinnati Bruno Fernando | Maryland Dextor Foster | ASA College (FL) Jarrey Foster | SMU Robert Franks Jr. | Washington State Tremaine Fraiser | Westchester CC (NY) Melvin Frazier Jr. | Tulane Wenyen Gabriel | Kentucky Kaiser Gates | Xavier Eugene German | Northern Illinois Admon Gilder | Texas A&M Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | Kentucky Michael Gilmore | FGCU Jessie Govan | Georgetown Tyler Hall | Montana State Jaylen Hands | UCLA Zach Hankins | Ferris State Ethan Happ | Wisconsin Jared Harper | Auburn Mustapha Heron | Auburn Malik Hines | Massachusetts DJ Hogg | Texas A&M Aaron Holiday | UCLA Jalen Hudson | Florida Dewan Huell | Miami Kevin Huerter | Maryland Tramaine Isabell Jr. | Drexel DeAngelo Isby | Utah State Jaren Jackson Jr. | Michigan State Justin Jackson | Maryland Justin James | Wyoming Zach Johnson | FGCU Ismaila Kane | Atlanta Metropolitan Christian Keeling | Charleston Southern Devonte Klines | Montana State Kevin Knox | Kentucky Sagaba Konate | West Virginia Terry Larrier | Connecticut Kalob Ledoux | McNeese State Marquez Letcher-Ellis | Rice Abdul Lewis | NJIT Victor Lewis II | West Texas A&M Makinde London | Tennessee-Chattanooga Dominic Magee | Southern Mississippi Fletcher Magee | Wofford Caleb Martin | Nevada Cody Martin | Nevada Malik Martin | South Florida Zane Martin | Towson Charles Matthews | Michigan Luke Maye | North Carolina Brandon McCoy | UNLV Jalen McDaniels | San Diego State Markis McDuffie | Wichita State Christian Mekowulu | Tennessee State De’Anthony Melton | USC Aaron Menzies | Seattle Chimezie Metu | USC Shake Milton | SMU Shelton Mitchell | Clemson Takal Molson | Canisius Max Montana | San Diego State Doral Moore | Wake Forest Juwan Morgan | Indiana Matt Morgan | Cornell Isaiah Moss | Iowa Travis Munnings | Louisiana-Monroe Jordan Murdock | Friends University Malik Newman | Kansas Josh Okogie | Georgia Tech Ray Ona Embo | Tulane James Palmer Jr. | Nebraska Adjin Penava | Marshall Keanu Peters | Salt Lake CC (UT) Lamar Peters | Mississippi State Jalon Pipkins | Cal State-Northridge Shamorie Ponds | St. John’s Jontay Porter | Missouri Michael Porter Jr. | Missouri Billy Preston | Kansas Marcquise Reed | Clemson Isaiah Reese | Canisius Cody Riley | UCLA Kerwin Roach II | Texas Jerome Robinson | Boston College Mitchell Robinson | Western Kentucky Ahmaad Rorie | Montana Quinton Rose | Temple Brandon Sampson | LSU Corey Sanders | Rutgers Admiral Schofield | Tennessee Micah Seaborn | Monmouth Collin Sexton | Alabama Ronshad Shabazz | Appalachian State Landry Shamet | Wichita State Tavarius Shine | Oklahoma State Chris Silva | South Carolina Yankuba Sima | Oklahoma State Anfernee Simons | IMG Academy Fred Sims Jr. | Chicago State Zhaire Smith | Texas Tech Ray Spalding | Louisville Omari Spellman | Villanova Deshon Taylor | Fresno State Khyri Thomas | Creighton Reid Travis | Stanford Gary Trent Jr. | Duke Allonzo Trier | Arizona Jarred Vanderbilt | Kentucky Lagerald Vick | Kansas Christian Vital | Connecticut Moritz Wagner | Michigan Jaylin Walker | Kent State Lonnie Walker Miami Nick Ward | Michigan State PJ Washington | Kentucky Tremont Waters | LSU Quinndary Weatherspoon | Mississippi State Andrien White | Charlotte Demajeo Wiggins | Bowling Green Lindell Wigginton | Iowa State Austin Wiley | Auburn Kris Wilkes | UCLA Robert Williams III | Texas A&M Justin Wright-Foreman | Hofstra Trae Young | Oklahoma The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2018 NBA Draft: Player | Team/Country Berke Atar | Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey) LiAngelo Ball | UCLA/Vytautas (Lithuania) Romaric Belemene | Oviedo (Spain) Laurynas Beliauskas | Neptunas (Lithuania) Rihards Berzins | Liepaja (Latvia) Laurynas Birutis | Siauliai (Lithuania) Goga Bitadze | Mega Bemax (Serbia) Isaac Bonga | Fraport Skyliners (Germany) Eitenne Ca | Chalon (France) Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz | GET Vosges (France) Emanuel Cate | Prat (Spain) Vasileios Charalampopoulos | PAOK (Greece) Luka Doncic | Real Madrid (Spain) Yago Dos Santos | Paulistano (Brazil) Berkan Durmaz | Tofas (Turkey) Aleksander Dziewa | Slask Wroclaw (Poland) Martynas Echodas | Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) Ibrahima Faye | Poitiers (France) Gabriel Galvanini | Bauru (Brazil) Stephane Gombauld | Lille Metropole (France) Melvyn Govindy | Cholet (France) Yoan Granvorka | Monthey (Switzerland) Tryggvi Hlinason | Valencia (Spain) Karim Jallow | Bayern Munich (Germany) Matas Jogela | Zalgiris II (Lithuania) Georgios Kalaitzakis | Panathinaikos (Greece) Michal Kolenda | Trefl Sopot (Poland) Antonios Koniaris | PAOK (Greece) Leon Kratzer | Wuerzburg (Germany) Arnoldas Kulboka | Capo d’Orlando (Italy) Rodions Kurucs | Barcelona (Spain) Xabier Lopez-Arostegui | Joventut Badalona (Spain) Matur Maker | CIBA (Canada) Vanja Marinkovic | Partizan (Serbia) William McDowell-White | Baunach (Germany) Blaz Mesicek | Brindisi (Italy) Adam Mokoka | Gravelines (France) Shekinah Munanga | Monaco (France) Dzanan Musa | Cedevita (Croatia) Muhaymin Mustafa | Anadolu Efes (Turkey) Williams Narace | Nancy (France) Amine Noua | ASVEL (France) Elie Okobo | Pau Orthez (France) Viny Okouo | Unicaja (Spain) Louis Olinde | Brose Baskets (Germany) Erxhan Osmani | Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey) Jean-Marc Pansa | Nanterre (France) Darel Poirier | Charleville (France) Marcel Ponitka | Asseco (Poland) Issuf Sanon | Olimpija (Slovenia) Tadas Sedekerskis | Nevezis (Lithuania) Leonardo Tote | Verona (Italy) Michael Uchendu | Bauru (Brazil) Martynas Varnas | Pieno Zvaigzdes (Lithuania) Filip Zagrajski | Beli Manastir (Croatia).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

P22-M shabu, marijuana bought with Bitcoin seized

At least eight kilograms of shabu with an estimated street value of P20 million and two plastic containers of high-grade marijuana worth P2 million were confiscated from a gang believed to have sourced its supply from the Sinaloa drug cartel......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Mexico warns of drug cartel interference in vote

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said Friday, March 16, there are "warning signs" that drug cartels are trying to influence the country's upcoming elections. Mexico will elect a new president, Congress and a host of local and state officials on July 1, a vulnerable moment for a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Mexico arrests decisive suspect in case of 43 missing students

MEXICO City, Mexico – Mexican authorities said Monday, March 12, they have arrested a man they believe played a decisive role in the disappearance and suspected massacre of 43 students in 2014 . The suspect, identified as Erick Uriel "N," is a member of the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel , and "is identified in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Fil-Am, wife bag best song Oscar again

LOS ANGELES---The husband and wife songwriting duo has done it again. Fil-Am Robert Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson, won on Sunday their second Academy Award for best original song. The pair picked up the honor for "Remember Me" from "Coco," four years after winning the same honor for the massive hit "Let It Go" from "Frozen." "Coco," which tells the story of an aspiring young musician who accidentally enters the land of the dead, celebrates the Mexican holiday "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead). "Mexico is not the only country that has ancestor honor celebrations," Lopez told the Inquirer backstage. "The Philippines celebrates the holiday, too, as does China ...Keep on reading: Fil-Am, wife bag best song Oscar again.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018