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BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 23 NOV 2012

Recent declarations from jailed Mexican capo “La Barbie” have weakened the case against a general accused of corruption, providing another example of the government’s inability to effectively prosecute…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 19 NOV 2012

Federal prosecutors have charged four more federal police commanders with involvement in the August attack on two CIA agents in central Mexico, as the scandal deepens.

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 12 NOV 2012

The federal agents involved in the attack against two CIA agents in central Mexico last August have been charged with attempted murder, casting further doubt on previous assertions that…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 3 OCT 2012

The recent shooting of CIA agents in Mexico may have been an assassination attempt by organized criminal groups, according to a US official who spoke to the Associated Press, while…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 27 SEP 2012

A captured leader of the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) has accused Venezuelan generals of complicity in an international cocaine trafficking network that sent drug flights to Mexico, in the…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 10 SEP 2012

The resurfacing of Guerreros Unidos, a fragment of a larger transnational criminal organization whose leader was arrested in July, calls into question the claim that these smaller organizations should be easier…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 8 AUG 2012

Six high-ranking members of the Mexican army, including four generals, have been formally charged with collaborating with drug traffickers in what is likely the biggest corruption case of Felipe Calderon’s…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 8 AUG 2012

Mexican authorities have asserted that some of the most infamous drug cartels in the country picked up their violent tactics from a Salvadoran street gang, a dubious claim that may…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 19 JUL 2012

The investigation into a shootout between different groups of Federal Police in Mexico City's international airport last month has not resulted in the arrests of the suspected killers, but it…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 19 JUL 2012

A wave of murders sweeping the south Mexican state of Guerrero is a grim reminder of the damage wreaked by the long-running conflict between various different groups, most…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 1 JUN 2012

A flood of villagers are fleeing their homes in the state of Sinaloa, driven out by a battle between two of the country's biggest criminal organizations -- the Sinaloa Cartel…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 21 FEB 2012

A new report argues that, far from fracturing, Mexico's drug trafficking groups are stronger than at the beginning of Calderon's time in office. However, this overlooks the fragile and fast-changing…

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