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A U.S. indictment behind the arrest of retired General Cienfuegos last week named the H-2 Cartel, which allegedly referred to the former military man as ‘the Godfather’.

  Former Mexican Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos in Mexico City on April 16, 2016. He collaborated with drug cartels during his time in the role, according to U.S investigators. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images MEXICO CITY – The family holiday of Mexico‘s former defense minister, retired General Salvador Cienfuegos was cut short when he flew Read More…

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A new reboot of the iconic Eastern Air Lines is flying between New York and Cabo this winter for under $250 round-trip

  An Eastern Airlines Boeing 767-300ER. Eastern Airlines Eastern Airlines is launching non-stop flights between New York and Los Cabos, Mexico, starting November 14. No, not that Eastern Airlines. The new airline is a product of 2020 that’s attempting a reboot of the iconic Eastern Air Lines that ceased operations in 1991. Flights to South Read More…

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Safeguarding precious habitats in the Gulf of Mexico

  To the Editor: In the pitch-black, bone-crushing depths of the Gulf of Mexico is a cast of creatures fit for a Halloween costume party. Vampire squid, headless chicken monsters, catsharks, sea spiders, and grouper mingle with one another thanks to the deep-sea coral habitat that plays host to such rare, vibrant gatherings. Spooky as Read More…

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From the ashes of a volcano: Mexico’s Purépecha Forest

  After the Parícutin volcano erupted in the 1940s, the Mexican village of Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro was rebuilt, shaping a forest management model that today has 12 community enterprises. In a region where forests have been cleared for avocado plantations, the community maintains a temperate forest covering around 12,000 hectares (30,000 acres). Bucking the Read More…

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Mexico’s ex-defense chief helped ship tons of cocaine and heroin

Former Mexican Defense Minister General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, pictured in 2018. Photo: Reuters Mexico’s former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos used his power in office to protect a faction of the Beltran-Leyva cartel, directing operations against rival gangs and even finding maritime transport to ship drugs, US prosecutors said on Friday. Cienfuegos, arrested at Los Angeles Read More…

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Authorities: Mexico official helped smuggle drugs

2 Photos FILE – In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, Mexico’s Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda gestures as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens during a reception ceremony in Mexico City. Mexico’s top diplomat says the country’s former defense secretary, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, has been arrested in Los Angeles. Foreign Relations Secretary Read More…

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Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs to U.S.

LOS ANGELES — Mexico’s former defense secretary helped a cartel smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States in exchange for bribes, according to court documents unsealed Friday. Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, 72, acted on behalf of the H-2 cartel while defense secretary from 2012 to 2018 under former Read More…

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Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs to US

FILE – In this April 16, 2016 file photo, Mexico’s Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda salutes soldiers at the Number 1 military camp in Mexico City. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard wrote in his Twitter account Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Landau had informed him that Gen. Cienfuegos has been Read More…

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United’s yearlong road trip ends in heartbreak in El Paso

By Courtesy Photo El Paso Locomotive FC vs New Mexico United in the USL Western Conference Semifinals at Southwest University Park, Saturday, October 17, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre/El Paso Locomotive FC After 240 minutes of overcoming USL Championship postseason adversity in the role of the underdog — as indeed Read More…