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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 warns foreign drug syndicates

LAUR, NUEVA ECIJA---President Duterte on Wednesday said the country was fighting a "global war" on drugs as he warned anew about the entry into the Philippines of the Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa and its ties with Asia's equally notorious Bamboo Triad.   "There seems to be a blossoming of criminals globally and we are fighting a global war against drugs," Duterte said in a speech after he led the inauguration of Moscati Meadows, a drug rehabilitation center at Barangay San Juan in this town.   The President made the remarks hours after a New York court convicted Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, of running an industrial-scale smuggling ope...Keep on reading: Duterte warns foreign drug syndicates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

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

Sinaloa cartel member gets life for drug trafficking

A Mexican man believed to be a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel was convicted yesterday by a Makati court for trafficking over two kilos of cocaine with an estimated value of P12 million in 2015......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Suspected Sinaloa cartel member gets life sentence for drug trafficking

A Makati court on Wednesday convicted Mexican national Horacio Hernandez Herrera, believed to be a member of the Sinaloa international drug cartel, of selling of drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Massive drug bust exposes Mexico-Australia cartel ties

SYDNEY, Australia – Australian and US authorities on Friday, February 8, announced they had seized around a billion dollars worth of methylamphetamine – or "ice" – in a bust that revealed new ties between Mexican cartels and Aussie biker gangs. The Australian Federal Police said that a joint investigation led the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico | Inquirer News

NEW YORK, United States --- A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman once boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

NEW YORK, United States --- A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman once boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico. Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to President Enrique Pena Nieto during his testimony Tuesday in Guzman's trial in New York. The Colombian, who has been testifying for days about things he learned about Guzman's gang while he was living at one of the kingpin's hideaways in Mexico, didn't provide many details about the bribery claim. He said the money was delivered by a woman named Maria in Mexico City. A spokesman for Nieto called the bribery claim "false an...Keep on reading: Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Mexico Supreme Court judges slash own salaries

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Mexico's Supreme Court said Tuesday, January 8, its judges were cutting their own salaries by 25%, after austerity-crusading President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized their pay as overly lavish. "As a means of ensuring the rational spending of public resources, the Supreme Court of Justice has agreed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

When Felix Gallardo meets Pablo Escobar

SINGAPORE---We couldn't take our eyes off the screen when we began binge-watching "Narcos: Mexico," the latest season of the popular TV franchise on Netflix.       But, one of the show's biggest highlights doesn't take place in Guadalajara or in any of the three places---Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Durango---that constitute the so-called Mexican Golden Triangle.       After cleverly consolidating---and manipulating---the most powerful cartels in his country, enterprising drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, played by the transfixing Diego Luna, finds himself taking a "business trip" to Colombia and Nicaragua.     &nbs...Keep on reading: When Felix Gallardo meets Pablo Escobar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

‘Narcos: Mexico’ runs to second season

Netflix's "Narcos: Mexico" has generated enough return for the streaming network to declare that a second season is in the pipeline. Less than a month after its debut, Spanish- and English-language crime drama "Narcos: Mexico" is set for a second season, Netflix has announced. At one point conceived of as the fourth season of drug trade crime drama "Narcos", and in many ways still occupying that function, "Narcos: Mexico" turns from Colombian trafficking to the gestation of the Mexican cartel empire in the 1980s. Specifically, it focuses on the rise of the Guadalajara and, with a small amount of cast crossover, introduces Diego Luna ("Rogue One", "If Beale Street Could Talk"...Keep on reading: ‘Narcos: Mexico’ runs to second season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Top U.S., Mexico diplomats meet in Washington amid migrant crisis

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Mexico's new Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday, December 2, for what he called a "friendly" meeting amid tensions over the migrant crisis at the border. The talks came one day after Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office as Mexico's new president . "Friendly ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Leftist leader takes over Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Leftist politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assumed Mexico’s presidency with a promise — to profoundly transform Latin America’s second-biggest economy and to lead a government free of corruption. Seemingly tireless at age 65, Lopez Obrador breezed through a day of public appearances Saturday that included taking the oath of office and speaking […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Obrador sworn in as Mexico president

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed a “deep and radical” change in Mexico as he swore in as the country’s president Saturday, after winning a landslide election victory. The leader, widely known by his initials as “AMLO,” took the oath of office and donned the presidential sash before Congress — […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Mexico set to inaugurate new president Lopez Obrador

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will be sworn in as Mexico's next president on Saturday, December 1 – a dramatic change in direction for a country fed up with corruption, poverty and crime. The man widely known as "AMLO" is promising a sweeping "transformation" after 89 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

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