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Court battle over U.S. drug war ‘top secret’ data

CHICAGO — The US government Wednesday denied it was hampering the case of an alleged senior member of the Sinaloa cartel by refusing to hand over top secret data on the American fight against drug-trafficking. Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, son of one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug kingpins, is on trial in…

Mexico envoy rejects Perry idea of sending U.S. troops

Mexico’s ambassador to the United States rejected a suggestion by Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry that US troops could be sent over the border to quell Mexico’s escalating drug wars. “The issue of participation, or the presence of, US troops on Mexican soil is not on the table,” the…

‘Declining’ border violence ‘throws sand in the face of’ Arizona law backers

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) have defended their state’s controversial new immigration crackdown on grounds of spiraling crime in Arizona due to the lack of security along the US-Mexico border. But new studies finds that spillover violence from Mexico has been “declining,” bringing into question the timing…

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