President Trump awards Medal of Freedom to his loyal ally GOP Rep Jim Jordan

D.C. 01/11/21, 19:50

A Republican from Ohio won the nation's highest civilian honor after continuing to support the president and his policies. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a private ceremony at the White House on Jan. 11. President Donald Trump commended his long-standing supporter for playing a key ...

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

America 11/07/19, 23:34

As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. Clad in ...

US child survivors of Mexico ambush saved by courage, mother

America 11/06/19, 04:34

The eight children, some mere infants, who survived the ambush in northern Mexico not only escaped the drug cartel gunmen who killed their mothers but managed to hide in the brush, with some walking miles to get help despite grisly bullet wounds. In a testament to a mother's devotion, one woman ...

Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman convicted

U.S. 02/12/19, 19:00

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel. Guzman listened to ...

Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman convicted after deliberating six days

U.S. 02/12/19, 13:58

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel. Guzman listened to ...

Top lieutenant to ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prison

U.S. 11/30/18, 17:46

A top lieutenant to drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced in a Virginia courtroom Friday to life in prison. Damaso Lopez, a leader in Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, pleaded guilty in September in an Alexandria federal court to drug trafficking charges after being extradited from Mexico earlier this year. The ...

Jury picked for US trial of Mexican drug lord El Chapo

U.S. 11/07/18, 16:18

Jury selection at the U.S. trial for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was completed Wednesday with Guzman waiting for word on whether he can hug his wife for the first time in nearly two years.A jury of seven women and five men are to hear opening statements Tuesday ...

Reputation precedes ‘El Chapo’ as US trial approaches

New York 11/04/18, 10:41

He is accused of having a hand in dozens of murders, of using his drug cartel to smuggle more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States, even pulling off running the massive operation from behind bars. That's when he wasn't busy escaping from jail — twice. The mythical criminal ...

US announces 15 indictments against Mexican drug cartel

Politics 10/16/18, 17:34

The Justice Department announced 15 indictments against members of one of Mexico's largest drug cartels on Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled the charges against members of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, or CJNG, which is accused of trafficking tons of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced heroin into the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...

Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to US

America 10/15/18, 12:13

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says taking down the brutal MS-13 street gang and three of the world's most notorious drug cartels will be a priority for federal law enforcement.Sessions designated five groups as top transnational organized crime threats.Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein shake hands during ...

APNewsBreak: DEA’s Colombia post roiled by misconduct probes

America 10/03/18, 14:51

New turmoil has roiled the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's high-profile office in Colombia, where at least three agents have left in recent months amid investigations into alleged misconduct, including accusations that one passed secrets to drug cartels and another used government resources to hire prostitutes.The DEA's top-ranking official in South ...

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