Mexican Drug Cartels Photos on Townhall

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              A group of Mexican nationals who were posing as journalists when detained are escorted by Nicaraguan police agents to a court hearing to face additional charges, in Managua, Nicaragua,

    A group of Mexican nationals who were posing as journalists when detained are escorted by Nicaraguan police agents to a court hearing to face additional charges, in Managua, Nicaragua,

    Posted: 8/31/2012 1:43:30 PM EST
    A group of Mexican nationals who were posing as journalists when detained are escorted by Nicaraguan police agents to a court hearing to face additional charges, in Managua, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Nicaraguan police say the group was detained while attempting to drive vans emblazoned with Televisa's news logo, to Costa Rica, transporting millions of dollars, to pay for a load of drugs that had been smuggled into the United States. The Aug. 20 seizure has pulled back the curtain on Nicaragua’s role as a conduit between South American cocaine producers and the Mexican drug cartels that move their product into the United States. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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              Mexican national Raquel Alatorre Correa, center, surrounded by fellow detainees, all facing organized crime and money laundering charges, attend a court hearing to face additional indic

    Mexican national Raquel Alatorre Correa, center, surrounded by fellow detainees, all facing organized crime and money laundering charges, attend a court hearing to face additional indic

    Posted: 8/31/2012 1:43:30 PM EST
    Mexican national Raquel Alatorre Correa, center, surrounded by fellow detainees, all facing organized crime and money laundering charges, attend a court hearing to face additional indictments, in Managua, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Costa Rican authorities say Alatorre is believed to be the leader of a group posing as Televisa journalists transporting millions of dollars to Costa Rica to pay for a load of drugs that had been smuggled into the United States. The Aug. 20 seizure has pulled back the curtain on Nicaragua’s role as a conduit between South American cocaine producers and the Mexican drug cartels that move their product into the United States. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
  •  - Man writes on a paper mache gun during a protest outside Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Man writes on a paper mache gun during a protest outside Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Posted: 10/27/2011 12:35:06 PM EST
    A man writes "Fast," in reference to the "Fast and Furious" operation that allowed guns to be smuggled to Mexican drug cartels from the U.S., on a paper mache gun during a protest outside Chapultepec castle in Mexico City October 14, 2011. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya
  •  - Man writes on a paper mache gun during a protest outside Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Man writes on a paper mache gun during a protest outside Chapultepec castle in Mexico City

    Posted: 10/14/2011 10:51:58 PM EST
    A man writes "Fast," in reference to the "Fast and Furious" operation that allowed guns to be smuggled to Mexican drug cartels from the U.S., on a paper mache gun during a protest outside Chapultepec castle in Mexico City October 14, 2011. Mexico's President Felipe Calderon and human rights activist Javier Sicilia met at Chapultepec castle for another round of talks on the drug war that has exploded since Calderon sent army troops into the fight when he took office in late 2006. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS DRUGS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)
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    Posted: 10/7/2011 11:05:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2011 file photo, state police secure an area where three men were killed after gunmen opened fire in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday Oct. 2, 2011. The brutal public killings that began about five years ago have worsened as Mexican drug cartels try to one-up each other in their quest to scare off rivals, authorities and would-be informers _ and still shock Mexicans increasingly accustomed to the gory spectacles. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez, File)
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    Posted: 10/7/2011 11:05:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2011 file photo, relatives weep after gunmen opened fire on a taxi killing the driver and the passenger in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico. The brutal public killings that began about five years ago have worsened as Mexican drug cartels try to one-up each other in their quest to scare off rivals, authorities and would-be informers _ and still shock Mexicans increasingly accustomed to the gory spectacles. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez, File)
  •  - Guatemalan soldiers patrol the streets of Coban

    Guatemalan soldiers patrol the streets of Coban

    Posted: 9/9/2011 10:33:08 PM EST
    Guatemalan soldiers patrol the streets of Coban, 200 km (120 miles) from Guatemala City, September 9, 2011. The Guatemalan army and the police have been conducting patrols and searches to flush out criminal organisations in Coban under the orders of Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom since January. There are criminal groups related to Mexican drug cartels in this region, according to military authorities. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)
  •  - A police officer stands in front of a suspect's home in Coban

    A police officer stands in front of a suspect's home in Coban

    Posted: 9/9/2011 10:30:38 PM EST
    A police officer stands in front of a suspect's home in Coban, 200 km (120 miles) from Guatemala City, September 9, 2011. The Guatemalan army and the police have been conducting patrols and searches to flush out criminal organisations in Coban under the orders of Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom since January. There are criminal groups related to Mexican drug cartels in this region, according to military authorities. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)
  •  - A prosecutor walks to the house of a suspect during a military operation in Coban

    A prosecutor walks to the house of a suspect during a military operation in Coban

    Posted: 9/9/2011 10:24:58 PM EST
    A prosecutor walks to the house of a suspect during a military operation along the streets of Coban, 200 km (120 miles) from Guatemala City, September 9, 2011. The Guatemalan army and the police have been conducting patrols and searches to flush out criminal organisations in Coban under the orders of Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom since January. There are criminal groups related to Mexican drug cartels in this region, according to military authorities. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)
  •  - A police officer enters the home of a suspect in Coban

    A police officer enters the home of a suspect in Coban

    Posted: 9/9/2011 10:21:32 PM EST
    A police officer enters the home of a suspect in Coban, 200 km (120 miles) from Guatemala City, September 9, 2011. The Guatemalan army and the police have been conducting patrols and searches to flush out criminal organisations in Coban under the orders of Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom since January. There are criminal groups related to Mexican drug cartels in this region, according to military authorities. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)
  •  - A member of the Guatemalan Army stands guard during a military operation in the streets of Coban

    A member of the Guatemalan Army stands guard during a military operation in the streets of Coban

    Posted: 9/9/2011 10:14:47 PM EST
    A member of the Guatemalan Army stands guard during a military operation in the streets of Coban, 200 km (120 miles) from Guatemala City, September 9, 2011. The Guatemalan army and the police have been conducting patrols and searches to flush out criminal organisations in Coban under the orders of Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom since January. There are criminal groups related to Mexican drug cartels in this region, according to military authorities. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)
  •  - Guatemalan soldiers patrol the streets of Coban

    Guatemalan soldiers patrol the streets of Coban

    Posted: 9/9/2011 10:06:48 PM EST
    Guatemalan soldiers patrol the streets of Coban, 200 km (120 miles) from Guatemala City, September 9, 2011. The Guatemalan army and the police have been conducting patrols and searches to flush out criminal organisations in Coban under the orders of Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom since January. There are criminal groups related to Mexican drug cartels in this region, according to military authorities. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)
  •  - Guatemalan soldiers patrol the streets of Coban

    Guatemalan soldiers patrol the streets of Coban

    Posted: 9/9/2011 7:28:49 PM EST
    Guatemalan soldiers patrol the streets of Coban, 200 km (120 miles) from Guatemala City, September 9, 2011. The Guatemalan army and the police have been conducting patrols and searches to flush out criminal organisations in Coban under the orders of Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom since January. There are criminal groups related to Mexican drug cartels in this region, according to military authorities. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)
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    Posted: 8/18/2011 9:30:47 PM EST
    United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy talks about the indictments evolving from arrest made in the undercover operation involving Iraqi Immigrants and Mexican drug cartels at a news conference Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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    Posted: 8/18/2011 9:30:46 PM EST
    United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy talks about the indictments evolving from arrest made in the undercover operation involving Iraqi Immigrants and Mexican drug cartels at a news conference Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
  •  - District of Arizona United States Attorney Dennis Burke \speaks about recovering weapons from defendants accused of trafficking illegal firearms to Mexican drug cartels during a news conference in

    District of Arizona United States Attorney Dennis Burke \speaks about recovering weapons from defendants accused of trafficking illegal firearms to Mexican drug cartels during a news conference in

    Posted: 1/25/2011 3:22:38 PM EST
    District of Arizona United States Attorney Dennis Burke (C) speaks about recovering weapons from defendants accused of trafficking illegal firearms to Mexican drug cartels during a news conference in Phoenix, Arizona January 25, 2011. Thirty-four people were arrested during the operation by multi-agency task forces and over 100 firearms were purchased at area gun shops in Phoenix . REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Police and soldiers stand around a man who was stopped during a random search for weapons in Tegucigalpa

    Police and soldiers stand around a man who was stopped during a random search for weapons in Tegucigalpa

    Posted: 9/9/2010 10:01:05 PM EST
    Police and soldiers stand around a man who was stopped during a random search for weapons in Tegucigalpa September 9, 2010. Honduran police said on Wednesday street gangs connected to violent Mexican drug cartels are responsible for the massacre of 17 people in a shoe shop in the industrial city of San Pedro Sula. Two gunmen opened fire on the shoe store on Tuesday as part of an escalating dispute over drug territory between the rival Mara Salvatrucha and Mara 18 gangs, police said. REUTERS/Danny Ramirez (HONDURAS - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY CRIME LAW)
  •  -  File photo shows uncompleted tunnel under the streets of Nogales

    File photo shows uncompleted tunnel under the streets of Nogales

    Posted: 7/1/2009 2:04:15 PM EST
    An uncompleted tunnel shored up with wooden studs and a plywood ceiling reaches under the streets of Nogales, Arizona towards the namesake city of Nogales, Mexico, in this file photograph from the U.S. Border Patrol, dated June 11, 2009. Border police discovered the tunnel after a tip, and arrested two Mexican nationals working to finish it. Authorities in Nogales have found 16 tunnels reaching under the border since Oct 1 2008, a sharp spike in activity as Mexican drug cartels head underground to try and avoid increased vigilance. REUTERS/U.S. Border Patrol/Handout (UNITED STATES CRIME LAW POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Anti-narcotics police look at a clandestine landing strip which they say is used by Mexican drug cartels during an anti-drug operation in the north of Managua

    Anti-narcotics police look at a clandestine landing strip which they say is used by Mexican drug cartels during an anti-drug operation in the north of Managua

    Posted: 4/14/2007 7:46:20 PM EST
    Anti-narcotics police look at a clandestine landing strip which they say is used by Mexican drug cartels during an anti-drug operation in the north of Managua April 14, 2007. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas (NICARAGUA)