Witness at ‘El Chapo’ trial says kingpin boasted of $100M bribe to former Mexican president

A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million US bribe to the former president of Mexico so he would call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin. Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to former president Enrique Pena Nieto, who left office last year, while being cross-examined at Guzman’s ...

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U.S. military deployment on Mexican border extended and expanded

The U.S. military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 240 kilometres of concertina wire between official ports of entry, officials said. The military also will continue to fly ...

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Doctors fight to save Polish mayor stabbed in heart on stage

A convicted criminal with a knife rushed on to the stage during the finale of a charity event Sunday night and stabbed a Polish mayor in the heart and abdomen before shouting that he did it for political revenge, in an attack that left doctors fighting to save the politician’s life. Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz grabbed his belly and collapsed ...

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U.S. government shutdown strains services for Indigenous Americans

Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Indigenous Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment, where one person often supports an extended family. The effects were being felt far and wide. In New Mexico, a lone police officer patrolled ...

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