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2010-10-17 09:15:00

Ciudad Juarez, the notorious Mexican border city at the heart of a wave of brutal drug violence, is home to thousands of drug addicts, and the number continues to climb.Abandoned by authorities, these drug addicts live in fear of gangs who threaten and often kill them for no reason. There has even been brutal killings at drug treatment centers.A drug user who called herself Carla, said these drug gangs will now even "enter houses and kill us. We keep this window open so we can at least try to...

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2009-04-11 08:00:00

The warring drug cartels along Mexico's border region have begun spreading their violence from the streets to the internet, as drug bosses post brags, threats and gruesome videos to chat rooms and websites. With modern-looking new videos posted on YouTube and Mexican-based websites, drug cartels seek to intimidate enemies and recruit new members, praising the "virtues" of their leaders amidst upbeat music and images of bullet-riddled bodies, says Scott Stewart, VP of tactical intelligence for...

2005-11-21 20:06:52

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has captured the financial masterminded of the infamous Juarez drug cartel, a low-key surgeon who ran a multimillion-dollar smuggling network like a modern business, the government said on Monday. Attorney General Daniel Cabeza de Vaca said the arrest of Ricardo Garcia Urquiza, alias "The Doctor," was a mortal blow to the cartel, a loose affiliation of drug gangs from the western state of Sinaloa which is prone to bloody feuding. "This drug trafficker...

2005-09-27 12:46:23

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a federal drug prosecutor in this industrial city, the latest in a surge of shootings linked to organized crime in northern Mexico, police said on Tuesday. Hitmen strafed Miguel Angel Esquivel's car as he drove through the outskirts of Monterrey, in northeast Mexico, at around midnight on Monday, killing him instantly, the state prosecutor's office said. More than 1,000 people, most in northern and western Mexico,...

2005-09-08 07:20:00

TIJUANA, Mexico -- When the Mexican customs light blinked red at the border crossing with the United States, the driver of the white Chrysler van panicked, put his foot on the gas pedal and made a dash south for Tijuana. Stopped a few hundred yards down the road, agents found $1,023,000 dollars in $20, $50 and $100 bills crammed into the dash, glove box and even the cloth seat backs of the vehicle traveling from Los Angeles. For decades, U.S. law enforcement agencies have clamped down on...

2005-07-06 17:10:17

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A middle-aged man arrested on a weekend trip to a shopping mall has thrown Mexico's war on drugs into confusion, with police unsure if he is a top drug baron or just an innocent architect as relatives say. The attorney-general's office said on Wednesday it had witnesses who swore the mustachioed man, detained on a tip-off, was Vicente Carrillo, boss of the Juarez cartel. That would be a major victory for President Vicente Fox's battle against...

2005-07-05 17:06:42

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A man arrested in Mexico and firstbelieved to be Vicente Carrillo, boss of the powerful Juareznarcotics cartel, is really a well-known architect and not thenotorious drug lord, his family said on Tuesday. The capture of Carrillo, one of Mexico's biggest drugbarons and listed as one of the U.S. Drug EnforcementAdministration's top 10 major international fugitives, would bean important victory in a war on drug gangs responsible for anexplosion of violence on the U.S....

2005-07-05 04:03:35

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico believes it may havecaptured Vicente Carrillo, boss of the powerful Juarez drugcartel, in what would be a major victory in a war on drug gangsresponsible for an explosion of violence on the U.S. border. But Mexico's main television network said Monday that DNAtests had showed the captured man was not Carrillo, one ofMexico's biggest drug barons and listed as one of the U.S. DrugEnforcement Administration's top 10 major...

2005-07-04 19:55:29

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico believes it has capturedVicente Carrillo, boss of the powerful Juarez drug cartel, in amajor victory in a war on drug gangs responsible for anexplosion of violence on the U.S. border. Carrillo, one of Mexico's biggest drug barons and listed asone of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's top 10 majorinternational fugitives, is believed to have been arrested in aMexico City shopping center on Saturday, presidential spokesmanRuben...


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  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.