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West Texas Man Gets Prison For Gun Smuggling

A West Texas man was been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to sell military-style assault rifles to Mexican drug cartels.

09/25/2013

A Mexican soldier pulls up a marijuana plant found amid a field of blue agave - the plant used for the production of tequila - in a field at El Llano, Hostotipaquillo, Jalisco State, Mexico on Sept. 27, 2012. (credit: HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/GettyImages)

Mexico To Rethink Efforts To Halt Marijuana Smuggling Across Border

The legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force Mexico to rethink its efforts to halt marijuana smuggling across the border, the main adviser to Mexico’s president-elect said Wednesday.

11/08/2012

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Fast And Furious Will Destroy Obama

Wednesday, June 20, 2011 will go down in history as the day that was the beginning of the end for President Barack Obama’s presidency. With the president’s execution of executive privilege regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.

06/21/2012

The body of a suspected drug-related murder victim lies out along a Mexican rural highway on March 3, 2012.  (credit: John Moore/GettyImages)

Nearly 50 Headless Bodies Found Near US-Mexico Border

Police found 49 mutilated bodies scattered in a pool of blood near the border with the U.S., a region where Mexico’s two dominant drug cartels are trying to outdo each other in bloodshed while warring over smuggling routes.

05/14/2012

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. of Mexico swings a right at Grover Wiley during their Welterweight bout on June 9, 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Texas Boxing Match Canceled For Fear Of Drug Cartel Violence

A federal risk assessment of a now-canceled West Texas boxing match predicted it would draw leaders from two rival drug cartels, but noted the cartels had declared the event a “neutral zone,” a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Friday.

04/27/2012