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BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 10 FEB 2017

Mexico's Marines said they had shot and killed a major leader of the Beltrán Leyva Organization, an illustration that state security forces are having an impact on the power struggle…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 16 DEC 2016

A vigilante militia has become involved in a hostage standoff with an organized crime network in southwest Mexico, as the competition for booming criminal profits in a fragmented underworld continues…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 15 DEC 2016

The capture of a leader of Mexico's Beltran Leyva Organization is set to further the ongoing fragmentation of one of the country's most powerful criminal groups, which could in turn…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 10 OCT 2016

An award-winning Mexican journalist says the criminal empire of jailed kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is being hacked apart by his rivals, suggesting the Sinaloa Cartel could fracture in the…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 9 AUG 2016

An American drug lord who operated in Mexico reportedly made a deal with US authorities to secure a shorter sentence, an anticipated outcome that is sure to add to the…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 27 JUL 2016

Authorities in Mexico continue to focus on hunting down the heads of the country's most prominent cartels, pursuing a kingpin strategy that will probably do little to cure a dire…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 25 JUL 2016

The founder of Mexico's notorious and now defunct Guadalajara Cartel, Rafael Caro Quintero, has been linked to two recent events that have raised alarm among authorities three years after a…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 6 JUL 2016

Intelligence reports suggest legendary drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero is seeking to expel the Sinaloa Cartel from Mexico's Chihuahua state, raising fears the city of Ciudad Juárez may experience yet…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 17 JUN 2016

Heavily armed men reportedly descended on the hometown of "El Chapo," ransacking his mother's home, killing several residents and displacing 150 families, a clear indication that the sun is setting…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 24 FEB 2016

A leader of Mexico's Beltrán Leyva Organization has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in US Federal Court, marking yet another drug kingpin who has chosen to forego trial in…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 4 FEB 2016

Authorities in Guerrero, Mexico have claimed a fatal shootout at a child's birthday party was the result of a breakdown in negotiations during a narco-summit, which if true is an…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 14 DEC 2015

Although details on the killing of a power drug capo's nephew are still scarce, there is reason to believe the murder foreshadows a conflict for Mexico's mighty Sinaloa Cartel. …

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