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Refuting cartel tag, VW says automaker exchanges 'common'

Berlin - German car giant Volkswagen, facing allegations that it colluded with fellow automakers on diesel emissions and other issues, insisted Wednesday that technical exchanges between manufacturers were "quite common".

Mexico's 'Chapo' set to reclaim drug kingpin crown

- After his spectacular jailbreak, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could reclaim his crown as Mexico's top drug lord and expand his Sinaloa cartel's territory while his main rivals languish in prison.

Mexico's 'Chapo' set to reclaim drug kingpin crown

- A free man again, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could reclaim his crown as Mexico's top drug lord and expand his Sinaloa cartel's territory while his main rivals languish in prison.

17-year-old Mexican drug cartel hit man released and sent to U.S.

Morelos - 17-year-old Edgar Jimenez Lugos was released from a juvenile detention center in Morelos, Mexico Tuesday after finishing a 3-year sentence for murder, kidnapping, and possession of drugs and weapons. He was returned to the U.S. where he is a citizen.

Family of 8 slaughtered in Mexican border city

Juarez - Early Sunday morning, eight people, who were part of an extended family, were found stabbed to death in their home in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Mexican vigilantes take over town long plagued by drug cartel

When you want something done right, you've gotta do it yourself--so the old saying goes. In the southwest Mexican state of Michoacan, a group of vigilantes have done just that.

Retail giant threatens legal action after 'price-fixing' fine

Supermarket giant Tesco said it will fight a huge fine imposed by a regulator after it was accused of colluding with other retail outlets to fix prices of dairy products.

14-Year-Old Cartel Hitman Gets Three Year Prison Sentence

In the latest shocker from Mexico's ongoing drug war, a 14-year-old cartel hit man receives a shockingly lenient sentence for a set of grisly crimes.

Mexican police claim to have 'dismembered' La Familia drug gang

Mexico's federal police has claimed a major victory over the 'La Familia' drug cartel - one of the most bloody gangs operating within the embattled country.

Mexican drug violence spreading, Arizona man beheaded

With more than 28,000 people dead in Mexican drug violence since December 2006, US authorities are concerned about cross-border killings, after an Arizona man was found decapitated.

EU commission fines 10 chip producers over price fixing

Brussels - The EU Commission fined 10 of the world's largest DRAM chip producers, including the German Infineon, South Korean Samsung and several Japanese companies, a total of 331 million euros (403 million dollars) for operating a cartel.

California considering full legalization of marijuana

Going beyond the legal medical applications of marijuana, California is now considering fully legalizing the growth, sales and consumption of marijuana for all adults in the state.

Mexican Drug Lord Shows Up on Forbes Billionaire List

Is he a criminal or one of the world's richest men? Joaquin Guzman Loera is listed as number 41 on Forbes list of the world's most powerful people. He's also a drug lord and Mexico's most-wanted man.

Homegrown Marijuana Hinders Mexican Drug Cartels

Small mom-and-pop pot growers in the U.S are having more of an effect against drug cartels from Mexico than the War on Drugs ever has, according to law enforcement.

92 Mexican Police Arrested in Drug Cartel Probe

Federal agents arrested 92 police officers accused of working in conjunction with the Zetas, a gang of assassins employed by the infamous Gulf Cartel in Mexico.

Mexican Police Chief Quits Amidst Growing Cartel Threats

As violence continues to grow in Juarez's drug cartel war, government officials struggle to maintain peace in the region and in it's borders.

Watchdog investigates Canadian chocolate 'cartel'

Canadian regulators have issued search warrants against major chocolate makers in Canada for an alleged price-fixing scheme. They said this scheme affects a chocolate market worth more than $2 billion.

Murder, Death, Kill: A Look At Life On the Other Side of the Line

The killings are getting worse by the day. Recently four Mexican policemen were shot and killed, their bodies found about 20 miles south of the US border near Arizona.

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