Drug Cartels

Imported limes are boxed for shipment. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lime Shortage Driving Up Prices At Stores, Restaurants & Bars

When you go out to a local restaurant or bar you may notice something missing from your margarita – limes. You’ll find the citrus fruit missing at more and more establishments and it’s all because prices for limes are skyrocketing.


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Texas Attorney Accused Of Laundering Cartel Money

A West Texas lawyer is expected to enter a no guilty plea at a detention hearing for charges that he laundered more than $600 million in drug profits for a Mexican drug cartel.


U.S. Border Patrol guards on an air boat navigating along the U.S. side of the Rio Bravo in search of illegal immigrants, as seen from Piedras Negras city, Coahuila state, Mexico. (credit: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images)

130+ Inmates Escape From Prison On Texas Border

fficials said Tuesday they have found three inmates thought to have escaped through a tunnel at a northern Mexico border prison, lowering the number of escaped prisoners to 129.


President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Fast And Furious Will Destroy Obama

Wednesday, June 20, 2011 will go down in history as the day that was the beginning of the end for President Barack Obama’s presidency. With the president’s execution of executive privilege regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.


Semi-automatic assault style rifles on display at a gun show. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Mom Accused Of Gun Running For Mexican Drug Cartel

North Texas beautician Mary Jane Esparza may be the last person people would suspect of helping the Mexican drug cartels, but ATF agents say that’s exactly what she was doing.


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Texas Heat Taking Toll On Drug Cartel Marijuana Growers

The drought is so bad that even drug cartels growing marijuana in Texas are having a hard time.


Mexican policemen look at two bodies found in a street of the Revolución Mexicana neighbourhood, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on October 20, 2010. (credit: Getty Images/Jesus Alcazar/AFP)

Mexican Police Officer Asks For Asylum In Dallas Court

A police officer from the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez who fled to the U.S. along with his wife and children is asking for asylum in a Dallas immigration court.


Story of Cartel Standoff in South Texas is a Hoax (Audio)

Reports suggesting the Los Zetas Cartel took over a couple of ranches in South Texas do not appear to be true. 


How is the Mexican Drug War Affecting Texas? (Audio)

Many thanks to Nate Blakeslee at Texas Monthly for joining me to talk about his reporting on this issue. 


Texas Border Community Fearful of Drug War Violence (Audio)

CBS News Correspondent August Skamenca traveled to Zapata County, Texas, where Sheriff Sigi Gonzalez has said he fears for his own life as the violence on the south side of the Rio Grande intensifies.  Audio […]