drug cartels

Drug abuse

US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

This photo provided by Nancy Sack shows Carter Lange, Kim Gustavson, Jason Lange, Matthew Gustavson and Travis Gustavson. Nancy Sack’s grandson, Travis Gustavson, died at age 21 in Mankato after overdosing on what he thought was heroin but was actually laced with fentanyl.(Katie Tettam /Nancy Sack via AP) An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug

Mexico

Mexico’s army stands between gangs, enforcing turf divisions

In western Mexico a small squad of soldiers with about a half-dozen trucks and sandbag emplacements stands guard on a rural highway. In one direction, almost within earshot, one drug cartel operates a roadblock extorting farmers. In the other direction, a rival cartel carries out armed patrols in trucks bearing its initials. The Mexican army

Events

Local Conservatives to Host Attorney General Candidate Andrew Gould

The local chapter of Yavapai County’s Conservatives for a Constitutional Republic (ConCR)  has announced that Arizona Attorney General candidate Andrew Gould will speak at their upcoming meeting this Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Chino Valley. The meeting is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Doors open at 11 am with the meeting called to

Immigration

Governor Ducey, 25 Fellow Governors Request Border Meeting With Biden

“The negative impacts of an unenforced border policy on the American people can no longer be ignored.” Governor Doug Ducey and 25 fellow Republican governors are requesting an urgent meeting with President Joe Biden to find meaningful solutions to the worst border crisis in more than two decades. In a letter released today, the governors

Mexico

Volunteers hunting for Mexico’s ‘disappeared’ become targets

The mainly female volunteers who fan out across Mexico to hunt for the bodies of murdered relatives are themselves increasingly being killed, putting to the test the government’s promise to help them in their quest for a final shred of justice: a chance to mourn. Those who carry on the effort tell tales of long

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