All About Beltran Leyva Org

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…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 7 FEB 2012

The relatives of a Mexican casino kingpin, who is accused of a range of crimes from drug trafficking, murder, to running a luxury car theft ring, donated more than $200,000…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 3 JAN 2012

A new report from a renowned Mexican crime analyst says that 71.5 percent of the nation’s municipalities are under criminal control. But the reality of illicit activity can hardly…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 14 OCT 2011

The brother of U.S.-Mexican trafficker Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias “La Barbie,” made waves earlier this week when he announced that his brother was refusing food in protest against prison conditions,…

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