By MARK STEVENSONAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country's economy. This month, federal officials confirmed the cartels
By KATHERINE CORCORANAssociated Press
TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico (AP) - For lime grower Hipolito Mora, it was time to organize and pick up arms when a packing company controlled by a brutal drug cartel refused to buy his fruit. For Bishop Miguel Patino Velazquez, it was seeing civilians forced to fight
By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - 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
By By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - More than two dozen people were charged in what authorities said Friday was a window into an emerging Mexican drug cartel's efforts to smuggle massive amounts of methamphetamine into California.
The charges were part of a 21-month
By BETH FOUHYAssociated Press
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Her Latin American background is clear in her speech as Lynnette Acosta talks about how President Barack Obama's health care plan could help a diabetic neighbor.
"La familia es bien importante para el