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'El Chapo' enters US supermax prison in Colorado

New York - Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was locked up Friday at the ADX federal maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado, where he will spend the rest of his days."We can confirm that...

Trial of 'El Chapo': rare glimpse inside the drug world

New York - The trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman provided a rare and terrifying look into the workings of one of the world's largest cartels.

Wanted former FARC leader could have fled to Venezuela, says Duque

Apo - A former left-wing guerrilla leader, now a Colombian senator but wanted by the United States for alleged drug trafficking, has probably fled to neighboring Venezuela, Colombia's President Ivan Duque said on Thursday.

El Chapo's wife to launch clothing brand using drug lord's name

New York - The wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is to launch a new line in clothing bearing the name of the jailed Mexican mob boss, convicted earlier this year of smuggling huge amounts of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine into the United States.

Former Colombia footballer Viafara arrested over drug trafficking

Cali - Former Colombia international Jhon Viafara has been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and could be extradited to face charges in the United States, the public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.

Duque asks court to allow banned weedkiller on cocaine

Apo - President Ivan Duque asked Colombia's constitutional court Thursday to modify a ban on aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate in order to tackle record cocaine crops."My respectful request is for the decision to be modified...

Colombia demolishes former Escobar fortress in Medellin

Medell - Authorities in Colombia carried out a controlled explosion on Friday to demolish the former fortress of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in Medellin.

Colombia to demolish former Escobar fortress

Medell - Late drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's old fortress in Medellin is to be razed to the ground with explosives to make way for a park dedicated to the victims of drug trafficking, the town hall said on Thursday."The Monaco building will fall.

Brazil police arrest 26 and capture planes in huge drug bust

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police announced a huge drug trafficking bust on Thursday that saw at least 26 people arrested and several aircraft seized in an operation targeting a narcotics network that had transported nine tons of cocaine between 2017 and 2018.

'El Chapo' leaves a void in his Mexican hometown

Badiraguato - The downfall of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has done little to diminish his drug cartel's power, but locals say it has had a devastating effect in one place: his remote and lawless hometown, Badiraguato.

Desperate Venezuelan migrants turn to Colombia coca plantations

They were once manual laborers, taxi drivers, fishermen and merchants. But Venezuelan migrants fleeing poverty and shortages of basic necessities have been forced into new work: picking coca leaves for Colombia's drug traffickers.

El Chapo's wife says drug kingpin is 'excellent' husband, father

New York - Accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is an "excellent father, friend, brother, son and partner," his young wife said as his landmark trial in New York wound up.

Mexican mobster's ex-lover: Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

New York - A former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Thursday that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes.

Mexican president took $100 mln drug bribe, trial hears

New York - Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto accepted a $100 million bribe from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a former collaborator told the kingpin's trial.

US, Colombia aim to restore Venezuela's 'democratic heritage'

Cartagena - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque discussed Wednesday how to help restore democratic rule to crisis-wracked Venezuela and reject its "dictatorship.

Medellin tourist trail pays tribute to Escobar victims

Apo - The abandoned building where Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar lived will be covered in posters paying tribute to the victims of his Medellin Cartel before it is torn down next year.

Secrets, threats and controversy: Month One of El Chapo trial

New York - From documents under seal and accomplices with colorful nicknames to suspicions about his wife and surreal details about his high-flying lifestyle, the first month of the US trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been loaded with t...

US jails druglord El Chapo's lieutenant for life

Washington - The former right hand man of notorious Mexican druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Friday to life in prison, judicial sources said.

Drug kingpin Guzman's trial puts spotlight on Mexican corruption

Mexico - Tales of millions of dollars of bribe money stuffed in suitcases -- told during the trial of notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman -- have shone the spotlight on corruption in the country, which experts say is endemic.

As 'El Chapo' faces court, Sinaloa cartel advances its pawns

Mexico - Far from the media frenzy around Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's trial in New York, a chess match is playing out between his Sinaloa cartel and its brutal rival, Jalisco New Generation, to decide the future of Mexico's multibillion-dollar narcotics industr...

Jurors selected for marathon US El Chapo drugs trial

New York - Twelve jurors and six alternates were selected Wednesday to decide the fate of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the most notorious criminals in the world, on trial in New York for smuggling drugs into the United States over a quarter of a century.

Honduras zoo struggles to replace the drug money that built it

Santa Cruz De Yojoa - An imposingly tall giraffe, powerful African lions and proud Bengal tigers are among the many highlights of a zoo -- created by wealthy drug traffickers -- that is like a Garden of Eden in the green mountains of Honduras.

Mariachis serenade Mexicans to boost tourism after deadly attack

Mexico - About 200 mariachis performed in Mexico City's iconic Garibaldi Plaza on Friday in a bid to bring wary tourists back to the capital after a deadly attack last month in the square by gunmen dressed as musicians.

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

Apo - A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.

New president to inherit a Mexico plagued with grisly violence

Mexico - In the middle of the street, corpses riddled with bullets. Underground, thousands of bodies heaped in clandestine graves. And in the mountains, drug gangs locked in armed conflict with the military.

Fearless Sombra, the cocaine-sniffing bane of drug traffickers

Apo - Sombra works for a crack anti-narcotics police squad in Colombia's capital Bogota, has helped recover millions of dollars in illegal drugs, and like many of her colleagues, has faced threats.

Violence in Rio slums, failed bid to end it, depicted in new movie

Rio De Janeiro - In an alley of the only Rio slum where shootouts are not people's daily bread, a cop and a drug dealer chat and joke around.But then a movie director shouts "action!

Mexican drug baron lawyer asks to push back trial

New York - The lawyer for imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Friday asked for his client's trial to be postponed, arguing that thousands of new documents produced by the prosecution would make it impossible to prepare the defense in time.

Colombia confirms identity of murdered Ecuadoran couple

Pasto - Two bodies found in the thick jungle of southwestern Colombia are those of an Ecuadorian couple kidnapped by a dissident FARC rebel group, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Mexican cartel leader's wife captured: government

Guadalajara - Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of a powerful drug cartel leader in the city of Guadalajara, the interior minister said on Sunday.
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