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101 ABA Journal Mexico articles.

Former Mexican Drug Czar Got $450K to Keep Traffickers Informed, Authorities Say

In a continuing shakeup in high-echelon Mexican law enforcement, a former drug czar has been accused of being paid $450,000 by drug traffickers, in exchange for providing them with information…

Calif. Prosecutors Seek State Bar Help to Fight Mexican Drug War Spilling into US

A raging drug war in Mexico isn’t just hurting people there—including police officers, judges and lawyers affected by the ongoing violence.

It’s also spilling over into the United States, as…

Spying in Mexican AG’s Office Could Be Linked to US DEA

Spying on behalf of a major drug trafficking cartel is still ongoing at the Mexican attorney general’s office, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer suspects, even after five officials there…

Claim: Top Aides in Mexican AG’s Office Were Organized Crime Informants

Two top employees in the unit of the Mexican attorney general’s office charged with fighting organized crime have instead been passing information to the Beltran-Leyva drug trafficking cartel about federal…

Snell & Wilmer Opens Office in Mexico

An Arizona-based law firm has opened its first foreign office in Mexico, becoming the first major United States firm to do so in the Baja California Sur state.

35 Indicted, $9.5M Seized in Alleged Calif.-Mexico ‘Operation Money Train’

After an 18-month investigation, a record $9.5 million has been seized and 35 people indicted by six grand juries in an alleged scheme to smuggle illegal drugs north from Mexico…

‘Raging Drug War’ in Mexico Worsens

A “raging drug war” between Mexican authorities and traffickers has resulted in the deaths of more than 3,000 people there so far this year, as violent gangs seek to intimidate…

Mexican Brothel Raid Just Part of N.Y. Lawyer’s Job

Rescuing two young girls from a Mexico City brothel, accompanied by others, including 20 armed immigration agents, isn’t usually part of a New York lawyer’s work.

But it was part…

Kidnappings for Ransom, Both Real and Fake, Are Increasing

In a spillover of the criminal violence that is an increasing problem in Mexico, kidnappings for ransom—both real and “virtual”—are on the rise in Arizona.

Often targeting immigrant families, those…

‘Project Reckoning’ Drug Bust Tally: 500 Arrests, 16 Tons of Coke and $60M

With the latest arrests of another 175 suspects, a U.S.-led bust of an alleged Mexican-based international drug ring has now reportedly netted more than 500 individuals.

“Project Reckoning” has also…

At Funeral of Assassinated Mexican Cop, Fellow Officers Seem Cheery

Gunned down in the bedroom of his home, inches from his wife and infant daughter, Juan Jose Soriano is a prime example of why Mexico’s drug war isn’t likely to…

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Litigation won’t end the battles over depleted water resources in several regions of the United States

Mexican Prez Discusses Police & Court Reform Plan

Addressing a public that has become increasingly outraged over a spike in violent crime related to drug-dealing, Mexico’s president and other government officials have unveiled a comprehensive plan to reform…

Better-Targeted U.S. Aid Could Boost Mexican Anti-Violence Efforts

Concerned citizens throughout Mexico are planning a national march against crime on Aug. 30 that is focusing, in large part, on a huge increase in kidnappings for ransom in recent…

Mexican Man Awarded $550k Over Pot-Laden SUV Sold By US Customs

A Mexican man who was convicted and jailed in his home country after a search revealed that the SUV he and his business partner had purchased at a U.S. Customs…

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