The presence of jihadist groups in Latin America could grow due the region's tilt to the left.
A cartel is an agreement between competitors not to compete with each other and is prohibited by antitrust laws.
For decades, Hezbollah operatives have been quietly infiltrating Latin America, for the primary purpose of raising money.
Three members of the powerful Mexican Gulf Cartel are dead after a shootout and a car chase with law enforcement.
She was charged in a one-count complaint with conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the United States.
Lawmakers are now rushing to try to meet a Dec. 15 deadline set by the Supreme Court for legalization aiming to remove the drug as a source of income for violent drug gangs.
Last week, reports first circulated of several Mexican cartels deploying members to dole out aid packages to help cash-strapped residents ride out the coronavirus pandemic.
The baby, Faith, was found unharmed in the bullet-riddled sport utility vehicle.
Jorge Ruiz Vazquez, a reporter at the Grafico de Xalapa newspaper in Veracruz's capital, died in spite of procedures in place to protect him, the state prosecutor's office said.