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AUG 25, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Ex-Medellin cartel boss gets another appeal

MIAMI (AP) — One of South Florida's most notorious drug lords is getting another chance to appeal his 2003 conviction on cocaine trafficking and other charges. The appeals court took no position on Ochoa's latest claim but ordered a new review by a Miami federal judge.

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AUG 22, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Mexico creates special economic-crime force

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions. Drug gangs have long penetrated some Mexican mining and agricultural sectors, but officials now reveal that everyone from fishermen to tourist resorts to banana growers have been hit by ...

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AUG 14, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Mexican mayor detained for alleged links to cartel

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have detained a mayor in the western state of Michoacan for allegedly ordering the killing of a friend and extorting her employees and street vendors in her city on behalf of a drug cartel.

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AUG 13, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Trial date set for alleged 'El Chapo' associate

CHICAGO (AP) — A trial date has been set in Chicago for a reputed associate of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. A federal judge scheduled the drug-trafficking trial for Feb. 2 during a Wednesday status hearing. Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega has pleaded not guilty to coordinating the delivery of cocaine shipments from Mexico to the U.S. U.S. authorities ...

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AUG 11, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Honduran teens, mom navigate life after US reunion

MIAMI (AP) — The mother arrived early at Miami International Airport, pacing the baggage claim hall until, at last, she spotted her. [...] her eyes locked on a distant figure, hauling a toddler on her hip. There's a complex legal system to navigate, new economic burdens and an unfamiliar home, along with the delicate task of learning to become a ...

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