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Social Media Becomes Hotbed For Drug Cartels To Boast Of Violence

By McCarton Ackerman

Dubbed narcomedia, the trend of cartels using social media to display acts of violence has been growing more widespread. MORE  

Mexican Drug Cartel Might Be Making Inroads In Philippines

By McCarton Ackerman

As they stretch their tentacles across the world, the cartels might also be enlisting help from Chinese drug traffickers. MORE  

Mexican Drug Cartel Rules the Chicago Heroin Market

By Paul Gaita

A perfect storm of easy distribution routes, a terrible economy, and one of the largest Hispanic populations in the country has made Second City number one with heroin. MORE  

Former Mexican Governor Charged With Drug Smuggling

By McCarton Ackerman

Tomas Yarrington is also accused of money laundering, racketeering, bank fraud, and working for the drug cartels. MORE  

Teenage Mexican Cartel Murderer Could Be Deported To U.S.

By McCarton Ackerman

Lugo claimed he was forced to work for the cartel at 11 years old, and that his gruesome crime was committed under influence of drugs and threat of violence. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 13, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Top Mexican drug cartel teams up with the FARC, Nancy Pelosi defends legal pot, and Snoop Lion wants to get high with Obama and Bill Clinton. MORE  

Artist Makes Music From Drug War Weapons

By Ben Feuerherd

Mexican artist Pedro Reyes transforms 6,700 used firearms into musical instruments. MORE  

Chicago Names New "Public Enemy No. 1"

By McCarton Ackerman

"El Chapo," leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, is on the Chicago Crime Commission's hit list. MORE  

Film Warns Teens About Drug Cartel Recruitment

By Ben Feuerherd

A filmmaker who once "ran with the cartels" depicts the grim realities of the drug trade. MORE  

Radio Zetas: Drug Cartel Seizes the Airwaves

By Ben Feuerherd

Mexico's most feared traffickers are ramping up their tech operations—and kidnapping radio experts to do so. MORE  

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