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  • Spaniard gets 150 years prison in drug money case

    MIAMI (AP) — A Spanish man has been sentenced to 150 years in U.S. prison for operating a major cocaine money-laundering ring based in Miami. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard imposed the lengthy sentence Monday on Alvaro Lopez Tardon, who lived in Madrid, Spain, and Miami Beach. He was convicted...

  • Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

    CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) — Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the...

  • New ISIS threat: America's electric grid; blackout could kill 9 of 10

    Former top government officials who have been warning Washington about the vulnerability of the nation's largely unprotected electric grid are raising new fears that troops from the jihadist Islamic State are poised to crash the system, leading to a crisis that could kill millions.

  • Joint U.S.-Guatemalan anti-drug program jeopardized by Central American government's late payments

    A joint U.S. and Guatemalan anti-narcotics aviation program is in trouble after less than a year in operation due to chronic non-payment of a key contractor by the Central American government.



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