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Gangs have won parts of troubled Mexican region: president

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has said that organized crime has gained the upper hand in a violent part of the country, in unusually frank comments about the difficulties his government is facing to subdue powerful drug cartels.Full story

Cartel's border city home tense following arrest

The capture of the homegrown boss of Mexico's most feared drug cartel wasn't discussed publicly by residents of this northern border city and not a word appeared in the local newspapers a day after the arrest of the Zetas' Miguel Angel Trevino Morales. Full story

Obama says capture of cartel boss shows Mexico serious about drug fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Mexico's capture of the leader of a notorious drug cartel provided reassurance that President Enrique Pena Nieto's commitment to fighting drug trafficking was solid. Full story

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  Mexican drug lord captured near US border

The leader of Mexico’s most-feared drug cartel, the Zetas, is now in custody. Miguel Angel Trevino Morales was captured by Mexican marines. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  The war on drugs

Mexican armed forces arrested Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel, near the U.S. border on Monday. Retired general and former U.S. drug czar Barry McCaffrey shares his knowledge of Morales' criminal career.

  Self-professed hitman admits to drug cartel killings

A man suspected in a cold case double-murder in Florida has told authorities he killed more than 30 people in his work as a debt collector for a Mexican drug cartel, deputies said. WESH’s Dave McDaniel reports.

  In Mexico, Obama talks immigration, trade, war on drugs

NBC’s Kristen Welker joins The Cycle hosts to report on the agenda for President Obama’s trip to Mexico, the Mexican economy, and the changing relationship between Mexico and the United States.

  Full Senate expected to vote on gun trafficking bill

The first of the new gun bills inspired by the Newtown shooting tragedy is out of committee and on its way to a full Senate vote. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss.

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Members of a civil defense group or community police are seen after disarming a group of police officers in San Miguel Aquila

REFILE - UPDATING SECOND SENTENCEMembers of a civil defense group or community police are seen after disarming a group of police officers in San Miguel Aquila in Michoacan state, July 24, 2013. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has said that organized crime has gained the upper hand in a violen

Members of a civil defense group or community police check a driver after disarming a group of police officers in San Miguel Aquila
Members of a civil defense group or community police check a driver after disarming a group of police officers in San Miguel Aquila

REFILE - UPDATING SECOND SENTENCEMembers of a civil defense group or community police check a driver after disarming a group of police officers in San Miguel Aquila in Michoacan state, July 24, 2013. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has said that organized crime has gained the upper hand in a