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Drug cartels

For a while, I’ve looked at crime trends and studied them closely to understand and learn how to fully combat these problems. We always had a gang problem and illegal arms dealing being the two biggest issues in crime.

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Mexico: Captured cartel leader had an arsenal

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities said Tuesday that an alleged founder of the Zetas drug cartel had an arsenal of 169 guns when he was captured Monday, and may have been linked to the abduction of nine Mexican marines. Navy spokesman Jose Luis Vergar

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NHI and wasted cash

The only cartel I’m aware of was the Colombian Cartel that thrived under the Pindling regime with the rot and corruption morphing into today’s horrendous crime problem.

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5 bodies found in Arizona may be latest drug violence

By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) -- In the desert within 35 miles of one of the nation's largest cities and about 70 miles north of the US-Mexico border, Arizona authorities found a car ablaze with five bodies burned beyond recognition in

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Lottery will make for a worse Bahamas

I commend Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar for having the courage to speak the truth about what the numbers house operators are and what they are doing to our nation’s economy and citizens who gamble. Minister D’Aguilar called them a cartel and said they are “sucking money out of the economy in enormous quantities and thereby affecting the financial well-being of many, many of the citizens.” Minister D’Aguilar said what I and many others have said time and time again in opposition to legalising numbers gambling by the former PLP government. Again, I commend him for his courage.

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Seizing money to beat cartels

REGIONAL strategy has shifted to finance as the new frontier in the war against transnational organised crime, according to a top US commander.

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Feds: Horse operation was a front for cartel cash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Federal agents raided a sprawling ranch in Oklahoma and a prominent quarter horse track in New Mexico on Tuesday, alleging the brother of a high-ranking official in a Mexican drug cartel used a horse-breeding operation to launder mone

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Mexico's Zetas cartel denies role in killing of 49

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Banners have appeared in northern Mexico signed by the Zetas drug cartel saying the gang was not responsible for killing 49 people whose mutilated bodies were found on a highway in a neighbouring state. An employee of the prosecutors' o

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Insurance industry ‘in no position to advise’ on NHI

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts said the Bahamas Insurance Association’s authority as a stakeholder in the National Health Insurance debate is discredited due to the industry’s high premium rates.

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Sabritas targeted by firebombs

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican police are providing stepped-up security for a PepsiCo subsidiary targeted by firebomb attacks over the weekend, official said Tuesday. About one hundred state and federal police are guarding the distribution centers of Sabritas

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Health Insurance industry ‘discussing NHI contingency plans’

TENSIONS between the government and insurance stakeholders are likely to grow after PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts likened the industry to a cartel last week, with one industry insider telling The Tribune yesterday that stakeholders are discussing contingency plans in case the Christie administration fails to incorporate some of its proposals into its National Health Insurance scheme.

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CIBC deal positive if 'breaks up the cartel'

An ex-Central Bank governor yesterday said the proposed acquisition of CIBC FirstCaribbean could be positive for the Bahamian economy if it “breaks up the cartel” in the banking industry.James Smith, pictured, told Tribune Business that the Colombia-

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Mexico drug war refugees escape to more bloodshed

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) -- Rafael Echeverria had a steady factory job, a modest home of his own, and enough cash to ocassionally take his family to McDonald's. It was a good life until the drug war hit Ciudad Juarez,

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Mexico drug war refugees escape to more bloodshed

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) -- Rafael Echeverria had a steady factory job, a modest home of his own, and enough cash to ocassionally take his family to McDonald's. It was a good life until the drug war hit Ciudad Juarez,

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Mexico drug war refugees escape to more bloodshed

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) -- Rafael Echeverria had a steady factory job, a modest home of his own, and enough cash to ocassionally take his family to McDonald's. It was a good life until the drug war hit Ciudad Juarez,

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Why foreign influence and policy matter

In the US and other countries, we’ve heard about a popular word amongst political circles, simply called “Foreign Policy”. It’s usually the discussion on diplomatic, economic and military affairs with different nations and regions that are allied with your nation or are seeking to work with you on a variety of issues or open up opportunities.

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10 dead in shootout in north Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities say 10 people have been killed during a shootout among gunmen in the country's north. Prosecutors in the border state of Chihuahua say the gun battle happened earlier this week in the town of Temosachi, abo

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10 dead in shootout in north Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities say 10 people have been killed during a shootout among gunmen in the country's north. Prosecutors in the border state of Chihuahua say the gun battle happened earlier this week in the town of Temosachi, abo

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Mexican official flies with $1.9m in luggage

By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MIGUEL ANGEL HERNANDEZ CASTILLO Associated Press VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) -- A Mexican state official was detained as he got off a government-owned plane with $1.9 million crammed into a briefcase and a backpack, prosecutors anno

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Does government plan to go into health insurance business?

ACCORDING to PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts the Bahamas’ private insurance companies want to form their own “monopolistic cartel with unfettered powers to raise premiums to ensure profits.” Mr Roberts claims that the private companies want no government involvement in universal health insurance, the implementation of which is only a month away.

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