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Mexican drug cartel leader's son arrested in western state

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:15:13 GMT2016-12-11T01:15:13Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican police arrested the son of a drug cartel leader who was extradited to the United States, authorities said Saturday....

Mexico's drug war marks a decade amid doubts, changes

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:49:20 GMT2016-12-11T00:49:20Z

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Ten years after Mexico declared a war on drugs, the offensive has left some major drug cartels splintered and many old-line kingpins like Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in jail, but done little to reduce crime or violence in the nation's roughest regions....

A look at notable dates in Mexico's decade-old drug war

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:29:10 GMT2016-12-10T23:29:10Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Dec. 11, 2006: Then-President Felipe Calderon orders almost 7,000 soldiers to his home state of Michoacan to fight drug cartels....

Brazil's Temer cited 44 times in corruption testimony

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:18:15 GMT2016-12-10T22:18:15Z

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A former executive at a mega-construction company cited Brazilian President Michel Temer 44 times during testimony to federal prosecutors in a corruption probe, making accusations of illegal campaign financing that put his embattled administration at an even bigger risk of ending within months....

Mexico Culture Secretary Rafael Tovar y de Teresa dies

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:03:26 GMT2016-12-10T21:03:26Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican Secretary of Culture Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, a diplomat, historian and promoter of the arts, died Saturday, the Culture Ministry announced. He was 62....