Sinaloa Cartel http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21734/all en Sinaloa cartel carves drug routes in the Caribbean http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120217/sinaloa-cartel-drug-routes-drug-war-cocaine-caribbean SANTO DOMINGO — The Sinaloa cartel, Mexico’s largest drug-smuggling organization, is working with Dominican criminal groups to establish a Caribbean trafficking route, Dominican and US officials said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120217/sinaloa-cartel-drug-routes-drug-war-cocaine-caribbean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dominican Republic Mexico Drug War Sinaloa Cartel Americas Conflict Zones Sat, 18 Feb 2012 12:54:01 +0000 Ezra Fieser 5692310 at http://www.globalpost.com High-ranking cartel member speaks on Operation Fast and Furious http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120810/sinaloa-cartel-zambada-niebla-speaks-operation-fast-and-furious A high-ranking member of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel operative in US custody alleges that Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for information used to take down rival cartels, according to court documents. The statement was made by Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, the Sinaloa cartel’s “logistics coordinator” in charge of arranging massive drug shipments from Latin America to the United States.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120810/sinaloa-cartel-zambada-niebla-speaks-operation-fast-and-furious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexico Drug War Operation Fast and Furious Sinaloa Cartel Business Mexico United States Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:55:00 +0000 Michael Kelley, Business Insider 5715709 at http://www.globalpost.com How the Sinaloa cartel won Mexico’s drug war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130227/sinaloa-cartel-mexico-drug-war-US-global-economy-conflict-zones <p>BADIRAGUATO, Mexico &mdash;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">For well over a century, local farmers have harvested marijuana and opium in the rugged mountains nearby. Since the 1980s, the Sinaloa cartel has acted as their Wal-Mart, transporting the mind-bending cargo north with quasi-corporate efficiency, and distributing it to a narcotics-craving United States market. Now, with 70,000 dead in Mexico&#39;s drug war, critics claim the Sinaloa cartel has &quot;won&quot; the country&#39;s drug war.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130227/sinaloa-cartel-mexico-drug-war-US-global-economy-conflict-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Mexican Drug War Sinaloa Cartel Conflict Zones Want to Know Europe Global Economy Political Risk Mexico United States Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:07:00 +0000 Jan-Albert Hootsen 5768890 at http://www.globalpost.com