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El Chapo/Sinaloa Cartel 2014 Updates - Page 1

07/21/2014 -- Five bodies found left in pits in Sinaloa

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa say they have the found the bodies of five men in a clandestine burial site.

An official of the state prosecutor's office who was not authorized to be quoted by name said Monday that the bodies were found one day earlier in a wooded area near a village."

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07/21/2014 -- Mexican Judge Who Freed Drug Lord El Chapo Guzman's Son Under Investigation

If you wonder what’s wrong with Mexico–a nation that despite decades of economic and democratic reforms is often seen as a collection of stereotypes associated with drug-related violence–take a look into its judicial system. With one of world’s highest rates of impunity (estimated by Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission at 99 % in 2008), Mexico has a dysfunctional judicial system, marred by corruption, cronyism, incompetence and crime.

Mexican Judges, notorious for letting criminals off the hook and releasing drug lords from prison, are rarely prosecuted or investigated. At best they are sanctioned or relieved from duties."

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07/17/2014 -- Blog del Narco: Godson of El Chapo captured with Kilo of Cocaine

"Federal authorities and the Ministry of National Defense (Department of Defense) are insisting that they have arrested Damaso Lopez Jr., aka the “Mini Lic.”

He is the son of Damaso Lopez Nunez, known as “The Bachelor” and godson of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. It is reported that he was arrested in possession of a kilo of cocaine and several weapons. He posted on “Facebook”, yesterday where he was so it is thought perhaps this aided authorities. "

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07/17/2014 -- Meet the journalist who accuses Mexican presidents of links to drug cartels

MEXICO CITY — It is not easy for any reporter to cover drug trafficking in Mexico, a country where more than 80 journalists have been shot, stabbed, bludgeoned to death or decapitated since 2006.

But despite the risks, journalist and author Anabel Hernandez not only covers the issue, but also levels accusations of narco corruption in the country’s most powerful institution: the presidency."

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07/16/2014 -- Making Deals With Informants: US Visas And The Juarez War

On March 13, 2010, gunmen deployed by the Juárez cartel took up their positions as guests filtered out from a child’s birthday party.

Many of the guests worked at the United States consulate in Juárez.

A Chihuahua state police officer named Jorge Alberto Salcido, whose wife was a Mexican citizen employed by the consulate, left the party with his children, ages 4 and 7. One team of gunmen went after Salcido. He was shot to death; his children survived."

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07/16/2014 -- Pentagon expands training of Mexican military

WASHINGTON — The United States is quietly expanding its training of Mexico's armed forces, helping to reverse decades of mistrust that made Mexico's military reluctant to cooperate with its northern neighbor.

The amount the Pentagon spent on training Mexico's armed forces, though small, increased to more than $15 million last year, up from about $3 million in 2009, according to U.S. Northern Command, which oversees U.S. military contacts with Mexico."

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07/10/2014 -- Sinaloa Cartel Leader Is Extradited to U.S. From Netherlands

"Jose Rodrigo Arechiga-Gamboa, allegedly a high-level leader of the Sinaloa Cartel also known as 'Chino Antrax,' was extradited to the U.S. from the Netherlands.

The U.S. Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration flew Arechiga-Gamboa from Amsterdam to San Diego International airport today, the Justice Department said in an e-mailed statement. He is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin."

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07/06/2014 -- Miami Chef accused of working for Sinaloa cartel
"According to public records, Pedro Delgado Sanchez, 47, was a chef who, along with his wife, owned a Mexican food company call El Riconcito Mexican Catering.
But federal investigators say that Delgado Sanchez was leading a double life. They say he was working as a covert agent linked to the Sinaloa cartel."
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07/01/2014 --  22 Arrested in New Mexico for operating international car theft ring  connected to Sinaloa drug cartel 
"Twenty-two people were arrested Thursday morning in the Albuquerque area and throughout New Mexico during a takedown of a major international auto theft and drug trafficking ring with ties to the Sinaloa cartel. "
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06/25/2014 -- Mexican Kingpin El Chapo Guzman's Most Prolific Cocaine Courier Was A 90-year Old WWII Veteran

"It would have been hard to imagine that Leo Sharp, a successful 90-year old day-lily grower, World War II veteran and mild-looking great-grandfather, was in fact the most prolific drug mule that U.S. law enforcement had ever tracked. In 2010 alone, the year before his arrest, Sharp delivered 1,146 kilos of cocaine for Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán’s Sinaloa Cartel in Detroit. In the underground world he was known as Tata, a Spanish children’s word for “grandpa.”

Guzmán, one of three Mexicans on Forbes 2013 World’s Most Powerful People List, was arrested in Mexico in February after 13 years on the run. He is currently in a Mexican high-security prison awaiting trial.

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