Mexican drug cartels

Teacher Felipe de la Cruz speaks at a press conference from relatives of the 43 missing students.  (Photo by Pedro PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico: 43 Missing Students Were Murdered, Their Bodies Burned

Suspected Mexican drug cartel members confessed to killing the men and incinerating their remains; the grisly case shocked the country and triggered angry protests.


Mexican authorities say Edgar Jimenez Lugo confessed to murdering 4 people on behalf of the drug cartels. (Getty Images)

Teen Cartel Killer Released In Mexico, Goes To U.S.

A 17-year-old American citizen who confesses to being a killer for a Mexican drug cartel has finished his three-year juvenile-offender term for for murder and other charges and is returning to the U.S.


Forensic personnel and police arrive at the scene of a crime where four people were shot dead in Monterrey City, Nuevo Leon state on Feb. 11, 2013. (credit: Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexican Drug Cartels Dispatching Agents To Work Deep Inside US

Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world’s most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits.


File photo of an area in Juarez by the Mexico-U.S. border. (credit: Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Border Town Crackdowns On The Rise

State and federal agencies are cracking down on border town corruption as part of the larger effort to battle Mexican drug cartels.