A veteran Mexican drug lord wanted by the United States for the 1985 murder of a US undercover agent has denied killing the man and insisted that he has left the crime world. Rafael Caro Quintero, co-founder of the now defunct Guadalajara cartel, said in an interview published Sunday by news magazine Proceso that he has not resumed drug trafficking since his 2013 release from prison, as US authorities allege. Caro Quintero, 63, said he now wants to "live in peace" and work as a cattle rancher.
The International Olympic Committee on Sunday decided against hitting Russia with a blanket ban from the Rio Games over state-run doping, sparking an immediate backlash from groups that had demanded bold action against cheating. IOC president Thomas Bach said the body shied away from a historic outright ban in order to protect the rights of clean Russian competitors hoping to take part at the Games which start in two weeks. Individual sports federations will have primary responsibility for determining every Russian athlete's eligibility for Rio, the IOC executive said.