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Prince performs onstage at the 2006 BET Awards.

Prince died with ‘exceedingly high’ levels of a drug that’s 30 times stronger than heroin in his system, according to a new report

A new report from the Associated Press confirms that fentanyl played a big role in Prince's death.
The letter "Z," referring to the Zeta cartel, painted on a hill next to a toll booth on a freeway between Monterrey and Torreon, in the Mexican state of Coahuila March 13, 2010.

Mexico took down a US citizen who rose to the upper ranks of the vicious Zetas cartel

"This is a very good hit. It's a good feather in the hat of Mexican justice."
President Donald Trump, next to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, at the US Customs and Border Protection's National Targeting Center in Sterling, Virginia, February 2, 2018.

Trump is keeping the pressure up on Mexico, but he ‘risks cutting off his nose to spite his face’

"These countries are not our friends," Trump said. "We think they’re our friends ... and they’re pouring drugs into our country and they’re laughing at us."
Officers of the National Intelligence and Security police (DIS) arrest alleged Honduran drug trafficker Wilter Blanco in San Jose, Costa Rica, November 22, 2016.

Drug traffickers are pushing deadly violence to record levels in a tranquil corner of Latin America

"Since 2012, we have seen an increase, and it's likely this curve will keep going up unless something extraordinary happens," a security official said.
José González Valencia, accused of being a member of Mexico's Jalisco New Generation cartel, in custody in Brazil.

Brazil captured an alleged member of one Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels on his Christmas vacation

He had been living in Bolivia for two years after fleeing Mexico and entered Brazil as a tourist using a Bolivian passport.
An activist in mask holds a candle during a protest against a new security bill, the Internal Security Law, in Mexico City, December 13, 2017. The words on the mask read, "Law of security."

There’s a ‘double-edged sword’ hanging over Mexico’s decade-long war on drug cartels

A bill before the Mexican congress would enshrine the military's role in domestic law enforcement, and many inside and outside the country are alarmed.

Afghanistan wants the US to send the A-10 back to fight the Taliban

The US is intensifying air operations in its 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, but the military has yet to decide whether the A-10 will return.

Homicides have hit a new high in Mexico — but that’s not the only sign of growing insecurity

Crime has increased steadily in Mexico over the past few years, and the government has faced withering criticism over its inability to stop it.