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Cartel Leaders Adopt Bestial Nicknames

By McCarton Ackerman

Grittier gang monikers like "The Dog Killer" reflect the changing nature of Mexico's drug war. MORE  

Fear and Drug Cartels in Las Vegas

By McCarton Ackerman

Officials claim Mexico's traffickers are infiltrating Sin City, using it as a "stepping stone" to sell drugs to the East. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 7, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Mexico's new president may "internationalize" the drug war, many baby-boomer parents can't stay off drugs, and Jessica Simpson now chooses water on Saturday nights. MORE  

Breaking: Mexican Cartels Target US Tourists

By May Wilkerson

Vacationers in a previously peaceful tourist hot spot in Sonora are hit by the violence that's familiar to the rest of the country. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 2, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Mexican generals are charged for cartel ties, going for Olympic gold can be addictive, and Robert Pattinson may be smoking to deal with his broken heart. MORE  

US Drug Czar: "Legalization Is Not the Answer"

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Gil Kerlikowske says pot legalization won't solve our drug problem—but neither will "locking everyone up." MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 31, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Saudi Arabia bans most public smoking, UK addicts receive "disability" benefits, and Chinese olympic teen swimmer suspected of doping. MORE  

Cocaine Recession Is No Blow to the Cartels

By May Wilkerson

Colombian cocaine production has plunged, along with demand. But savvy cartels find alternative ways to thrive. MORE  

A New Way to End Gun Violence

By Jeff Deeney

Shooting deaths this summer are epidemic. The drug war and gun control have failed. A radical new program called CeaseFire might stop the killing. MORE  

Venezuela Hosts More Traffickers Than It Admits

By May Wilkerson

Corruption and deceit mean Venezuela's role as major drug hub is under-reported. MORE  

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