DOJ shuts down National Drug Intelligence Center, no 2012 reports released - TheDC

Politics | Nicholas Ballasy
Cocaine

Say adios to ‘Drug Threat Assessments’ about Mexican cartels

Mexican drug cartel allegedly launders money through American horse racing - TheDC

US | Stephen Elliott
Horse Racing

Successful horse breeding company suspected of laundering drug money through New Mexico, Oklahoma

Perry open to sending US troops to Mexico - AP

Politics | admin

On the presidential campaign trial, the Texas governor expresses interest in getting the American military involved in Mexico’s drug war

Kofi Annan, former presidents of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia: Legalize drugs - LAT

US | Steven Nelson (admin)

Recommendation swiftly dismissed by the Obama administration, Mexican government

House committee calls for K-9s, infrastructure to curb trafficking - TheDC

Politics | Kelsey Sheehy

Homeland Security Committee members focus on improving border checkpoints after two Americans were killed Monday morning

Border safety concerns linger after Project Gunrunner revelations - TheDC

US | Matthew Boyle

Drug cartel members, like organized criminals, know where they can break the law and get away with it

ATF misses Issa's deadline for Project Gunrunner documents - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle

Wednesday deadline for documents on the Project Gunrunner blown off by administration

Issa demands 'Project Gunrunner' documents from administration - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle

Obama has claimed that Attorney Gen. Eric Holder didn’t approve the ATF’s decision to allow the guns to make it into Mexican drug cartels’ possession

Napolitano invites Congressional leadership to visit U.S.-Mexico border - The Hill

US | interns

Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security, hopes to draw attention to progress made in the cross-border drug war

Cables slam Mexico's Calderon - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

Mexico is beginning to resemble Colombia of 20 years ago, according to leaked diplomatic cables

Michele Leonhart one step closer to officially heading up the DEA - TheDC

Politics | Mike Riggs

Leonhart said she would expand the DEA’s anti-cartel operations in Mexico and continue to enforce federal drug laws in states where medical marijuana is legal

Mexican cartel asks the government to up security? - CSM

World | Steven Nelson (admin)

La Familia’s past security-related deeds include stacking the bodies of 12 federal police officers alongside a highway

Gulf cartel leader gunned down at U.S. border - LAT

US | Steven Nelson (admin)

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had offered a reward of up to $5 million for Cardenas’ capture and is believed to have provided intelligence to Mexican authorities

25 tons of pot confiscated in San Diego - LAT

US | Steven Nelson (admin)

The find comes two weeks after Mexican authorities discovered a record 134 tons of marijuana in an industrial area near Tijuana

Latin America's leaders condemn California's Prop. 19 to legalize marijuana - CSM

US | Chad Brady (admin)

Some say it would be a blow to drug traffickers, as it would rob them of a lucrative market, while others say it could in fact increase demand from illegal gangs

Rep. Ted Poe urges U.S. to do more in Hartley case - TheDC

US | Alexis Levinson

The Texas Republican called on the administration to devote more resources to finding the body of David Hartley, who was allegedly murdered by Mexican pirates

Falcon Lake 'pirate' attack: Sign of spillover from Mexico drug war? - CSM

US | Chad Brady (admin)

Three boats likely connected to the Zeta drug-running gang reportedly shot at and killed 30-year-old David Hartley on the border lake

Dallas 'comfort zone' for Mexican gun smugglers - Dallas Morning News

US | interns

Mexican gun smugglers are obtaining guns in Dallas, arming the drug war

The Hispanic connection - WaPo

US | Jeff Winkler (admin)

Woman’s links to Mexican drug cartel a saga of corruption on U.S. side of border