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We Got Another Kingpin! (16)

It’s been awhile since we’ve gotten a Kingpin. Almost a year. El Chapo. We’ve gotten this guy before. Like non-sequel movies, are we running out of Kingpins? 0

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War on Drugs In Mexico

This isn’t exactly news, but now it’s official… because it’s in the papers: “Study Finds Mexican Troops Did Not Stem Drug-War Killings“ 0

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We Got Another Kingpin! (15)

It’s amazing there are any drug kingpins left since we’ve gotten so many of them. It seems there was one last to get: “La Tuta.” Now he’s history. (I’m a bit disappointed in the monicker. “The teacher” is a pretty lame nickname by drug lord standards, I have to say. We may not be running out of kingpins, but they…

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We Got Another Kingpin! (14)

It’s been a few months, and actually “we” didn’t get him. But he was gotten all the same. From the BBC: “Mexican police have found the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was thought to be one of the main leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.” We win! (for the fourteenth time and counting…) As I wrote back in 2011:…

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We Got Another Kingpin! (12)

That’s two in one month and it makes an even dozen. “Eduardo Arellano Felix is to serve 15 years in jail, after pleading guilty to charges of money laundering,” says the BBC. Though I don’t know if this should really count since he’s been in jail since 2008, and his nickname, “The Doctor,” is kinda lame. But I’m still chalking…

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We Got Another Kingpin! (11)

Why it was less than a year ago that we got Heriberto Lazcano, the founder and principal leader of the Zetas. And now the Times reports: The leader of … the Zetas, was captured Monday in a city near the Texas border, an emphatic retort from the new government to questions over whether it would go after top organized crime…

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Now Hiring

The Nueva Leon (Mexico) Fuerza Civil needs you! I picked this up at recruiting stand in the Mexico City subway last month. Here’s a CBC (Canadian) story about the area. According to Fox News Latino: The Fuerza Civil is an elite unit “trained in military and police techniques, receive a college level education, which include ethics classes, and are paid…

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We Got Another Kingpin! (10)

And this one is a big one. Heriberto Lazcano, the founder and the principal leader of the Zetas. Perhaps he’s even the big one. The real kingpin. I guess we won. Ten times is the charm. Let’s savor our victory and bask in a new drug-free world. Update: the body was stolen. 0

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We Got Another Kingpin! (9)

Since I’m still keeping track, I thought I’d share. A Colombian woman known as “the queen of cocaine” was murdered earlier this month. But she was murdered, not killed or captured by the good guys. (Plus technically, she would be a Queenpin, which sounds kind of funny.) So I’m not counting her. So it’s been awhile since the wheels of…

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