Mexico

Former Mexican Defense Minister Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Mexico’s former minister of defense, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, was arrested Thursday night on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering, making him the highest-ranking official in Mexican history to be arrested on such charges, the New York Times reported Friday.

GOP Senators: Treat Drug Cartels As Terror Groups

Bill cites Nov. 4 killing of Mormon family

A group of Republican senators is pushing for the United States to treat drug cartels the way it does terrorist organizations following the massacre of nine American women and children in Mexico.

Pompeo Monitoring Drug War in China, Latin America

Secretary of State reviews progress, challenges in drug war at Senate hearing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the United States is making progress in an increasingly global drug war, although Chinese drug gangs and the "Maduro mafia" are posing major barriers to success.