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Photo of Baby Slain in Drug Feud Outrages Mexico

He was shot dead alongside his parents in Oaxaca

(Newser) - In Mexico, they're comparing it to the heartbreaking photo of 3-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi lying dead on a beach. An image of a slain 7-month-old baby lying between his dead parents on a sidewalk has gone viral and caused outrage across the country, according to a New York ... More »

Mexico Orders Actress in for Questioning About El Chapo

Kate del Castillo missed her previous appointment

(Newser) - Mexican authorities have ordered that actress Kate del Castillo be located and presented for questioning about her encounters with cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Two security officials confirm that federal prosecutors issued the order after the movie and telenovela star did not appear at a previous appointment to... More »

Cross-Border Raid Busts 24 in El Chapo's Cartel

Daylong US-Mexico operation at Arizona border nets big results

(Newser) - American and Mexican authorities cooperated in a daylong cross-border raid that resulted in the arrest of 24 alleged high-level members of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa drug cartel, reports the AP . The sting known as Mexican Operation Diablo Express took place all of Friday as numerous law enforcement... More »

Affluenza Teen Returns to the US

Ethan Couch is finally out of Mexico

(Newser) - Just days after he dropped his deportation appeal , "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch has been returned to the US from Mexico. Couch arrived in Texas on Thursday and was expected to be taken straight to a juvenile detention center, CBS Local reports. His next court hearing is scheduled for Feb.... More »

'Affluenza' Teen Decides to Stop Fighting Mexico

Ethan Couch will likely be back in Texas this week

(Newser) - "Affluenza" teen Ethan Couch has dropped an appeal against deportation and will return to Texas to face charges in the coming days, said his Mexican lawyer Tuesday. "I gave him several options, but he decided to go to Texas to face whatever charges he faces," said attorney... More »

Lawyer: Maybe 'Affluenza' Kid Was Forced to Flee US

He says Ethan Couch has dropped deportation fight

(Newser) - Is Ethan Couch throwing his mom under the bus? A lawyer for the "affluenza" teen has suggested that he may have traveled to Mexico against his will, meaning his mother, Tonya Couch, could have kidnapped him, reports CBS News . After a hearing in the case in Texas on Tuesday,... More »

Prison a Bit More Intense for El Chapo This Time

He's being moved around from cell to cell

(Newser) - Drug lord Joaquin Guzman is back in the same prison he escaped from in July, and prison authorities are keenly aware of what the world would think of them if "El Chapo" pulled off a third high-profile prison break. This time, Guzman won't be in the same cell... More »

How El Chapo Nearly Escaped: Through the Looking Glass

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman let his henchmen do the fighting

(Newser) - How did notorious Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman nearly evade capture during a raid last week ? By secret tunnel, of course—this time using a doorway tucked behind a mirror in a dressing room, Reuters reports. The news-watching public got full view of the raid and... More »

Penn on El Chapo Controversy: 'Nothin' to Hide'

Actor has a response, albeit brief

(Newser) - Sean Penn's El Chapo interview may have gotten the Mexican drug lord captured , but it's also got Penn (and Rolling Stone, where it was published) catching a lot of flak . The AP asked the actor about it in an email exchange, specifically posing questions "on whether it... More »

How Sean Penn Got to El Chapo

It all may date back to a 2012 tweet

(Newser) - The big buzz of the weekend was Sean Penn's 10,000-word Rolling Stone interview with Joaquin Guzman, less formally known as El Chapo. The interview is said to have led to the drug kingpin's capture on Friday in the city of Los Mochis in Sinaloa. The latest:
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Warrant: 'Affluenza' Teen's Mom Took $30K Before Flight

Tonya Couch also gave final goodbye to Ethan's dad

(Newser) - Weeks before "affluenza" teen fugitive Ethan Couch was arrested in Mexico with a cheap disguise of dyed hair and beard, his mother had pulled $30,000 from a bank account and told his father he'd never see them again, according to her arrest warrant. (Tonya and Fred Couch... More »

Movie Project Led to Drug Lord's Recapture

Guzman may be sent to the US this time

(Newser) - Being on the run as the world's most wanted drug lord apparently wasn't enough fame for Joaquin Guzman: Authorities in Mexico, where "El Chapo" was recaptured on Friday , say they were able to track him down because he wanted to make a biopic about his life and... More »

Justin Bieber Is Back to Behaving Badly

Singer gets the boot from Mexican ruins

(Newser) - Is Justin Bieber's short-lived redemption tour already over? A Mexican official tells the AP Bieber and his entourage were asked to leave the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum after the singer apparently tried to climb onto the ruins on Thursday. Visitors can climb some pre-Hispanic pyramids in Mexico, but... More »

Mexico Recaptures 'El Chapo' Drug Lord

Guzman back in custody after escape from prison

(Newser) - "El Chapo" is back in custody. Mexico has recaptured fugitive drug lord Joaquin Guzman seven months after he escaped from a maximum security prison. "Mission accomplished," declared Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto in a tweet . The capture reportedly followed a shootout in Los Mochis, located in his... More »

Affluenza Teen's Dog Is Missing

Poor Virgil, he didn't ask for any of this

(Newser) - The dog that may be partially responsible for getting Ethan Couch's deportation to the US delayed has gone missing. The "affluenza teen" and his mom, who has been deported , brought their dog with them when they fled to Mexico, and the SPCA in Puerto Vallarta—where Ethan and... More »

Death In the Ring Rattles Mexico's Lucha Libre

Perro Aguayo's death sent shock waves through wrestling

(Newser) - On the night of March 20, 2015, legendary Mexican wrestler Pedro “Perro” Aguayo Jr. took part in a four-man match in Tijuana that would end his 20-year career … and his life . In a sprawling feature in Playboy , Thomas Golianopoulos recounts Aguayo's career and explores the impact his... More »

Mexican Mayor Sworn in, Killed a Day Later

Gisela Mota vowed 'frontal and direct' fight against crime

(Newser) - The mayor of a city south of Mexico's capital was shot to death on Saturday, less than a day after taking office, officials said. Gunmen burst into the house of Mayor Gisela Mota in the city of Temixco and killed her, said the government of Morelos state, where Temixco... More »

Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch Gets 'Rock Star' Lawyer

It could be many months before Couch's return to US is even a possibility

(Newser) - The US teen diagnosed with " affluenza " will now be represented by a lawyer described as a "rock star." CBS DFW reports Mexican attorney Fernando Benitez will be representing Ethan Couch as he attempts to avoid deportation back to the US. Benitez is looking into whether Couch'... More »

Ethan Couch's Mom Paid His Mexican Strip Club Tab

And other stories of an affluenza teen on the lam

(Newser) - A big dog, a gentleman's club, a forgotten firearm—just a typical hotel stay for a teen with affluenza , apparently. Before being arrested in Mexico on Monday, Ethan Couch and his mom Tonya stayed a few nights at the Los Tules resort in Puerto Vallarta, where their behavior was... More »

Affluenza Teen Gets 3 More Days in Mexico

Ethan Couch wins delay of deportation

(Newser) - "Affluenza teen" Ethan Couch was granted a three-day delay in his deportation from Mexico Wednesday, the AP reports. Originally, the Texas 18-year-old and his mother Tonya Couch were scheduled to be returned to the US Wednesday; it's not yet clear if Tonya Couch has been granted the same... More »

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