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Suspect in Mexican Drug Killings Captured

The Mexican government has reportedly captured Martin “El Kilo” Omar Estrada Luna, a leader of the Zetas drug gang that is suspected of killing more than 100 people in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

Posted on Apr 17, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Alexandre Meneghini

2010 Bloodiest Year Yet in Mexico

Estimates now place 2010 as the bloodiest year yet in Mexico’s ongoing war against the drug cartels. Drug-related conflict led to the deaths of more than 15,000 people last year as the government and cartels continued to do battle across the country.

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Bernandino Hernandez

21 Bodies Turn Up in Acapulco

Fifteen decapitated bodies were found strewn outside an Acapulco shopping center Sunday and six more bodies were discovered in a taxicab as a bloody turf war rages in the resort city over control of drug shipment routes. 

Posted on Jan 9, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Silvia Izquierdo

Brazil’s Real War Against Drugs

Having used thousands of heavily armed men, Brazil claims to have wrested control of a notorious slum area in Rio de Janeiro from drug gangs in an operation that lasted five days and killed more than two dozen people.

Posted on Nov 26, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Guillermo Arias

Violence Rules in Mexico

An investigator probing the deaths of 72 migrants in violence-racked Tamaulipas state in northern Mexico has turned up missing. The massacre victims, apparently people trying to reach the U.S. border, were reportedly slain by members of the notorious Zetas drug gang.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010 READ MORE



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Drug Cartels Block 13 Roadways in Mexican City

Mexican drug cartels in the city of Monterrey have stepped up their public presence, blocking at least 13 major roadways in the city on Saturday – dragging drivers out of their cars and using their vehicles to cut roads – as a show of force in the face of government crackdowns.

Posted on Aug 15, 2010 READ MORE



Flickr / World Economic Forum

Colombians Head to the Polls

It’s an exciting day in Colombia as citizens head to the polls to vote for a new president. The two front-runners are former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos and former Bogota Mayor Antanas Mockus of the Green Party.

Posted on May 30, 2010 READ MORE



Flickr / PRI's The Word

23,000 Reported Dead in Mexico Drug War

A Mexican government report has been leaked, coinciding with first lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Mexico, stating that 23,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico since the beginning of a government crackdown on drug gangs in late 2006.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010 READ MORE



Flickr / teunvoten

Ciudad Juarez Protests as President Calderon Visits

Scuffles between police and protesters erupted in Ciudad Juarez, the border town in Mexico that has been the scene of hundreds of drug-related murders, as Mexican President Felipe Calderon proposed new crime initiatives to a skeptical public.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 READ MORE


Drugs
welt.de

Drugs Are Sick

U.N. drug chief Antonio Maria Costa believes drug use should be treated as an illness and not criminalized. Costa says international law enforcement should shift focus to traffickers rather than users, an intriguing (look at the U.S. prison population) but problematic (look at Mexico’s drug war death toll) strategy.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009 READ MORE


DRUG SHARKS
guardian.co.uk

Move Over, Drug Mules

Here come the drug sharks. The Mexican navy has discovered more than a ton of cocaine packed into frozen shark carcasses, demonstrating the creativity of smugglers trying to deliver their drugs into the U.S.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009 READ MORE


U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
newsday.com

FBI Runs for the Border

In a move that further militarizes a bloody drug war that left 6,300 people dead in 2008 alone, the White House is sending FBI agents and equipment to the U.S.-Mexico border to defend against the “spillover” of drug violence. The relocation of federal agents to the U.S. Southwest follows the dispatching of thousands of Mexican soldiers to combat drug cartels earlier this year.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009 READ MORE


Mexico Security
nytimes.com / Adriana Zehbrauskas

Mexican Drug Wars Claim 5,000 Lives in 2008

It’s been a creeping tragedy that has escaped serious attention by many major media outlets, but the recurring waves of drug violence in Mexico have taken the lives of about 5,000 people in 2008. In response, the Mexican government has deployed more than 40,000 troops, though corruption within the state’s security forces remains a grave problem.

Posted on Dec 5, 2008 READ MORE



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U.S. Puts Fresh Cash Into the Drug War

While the rest of the world has been preoccupied with a financial meltdown, a handful of wars and a terrorist attack or two, Mexico has been waging war on its homegrown drug industry, and the death count is mounting. U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza announced that El Norte is sending a couple hundred million down south to aid the cause.

Posted on Dec 4, 2008 READ MORE


Reefer Madness, Cali Style

Mexican drug cartels have helped make California the largest domestic supplier of pot in the nation. Seventy percent of the plants are growing in state and national parks. zReportage magazine has an eye-opening photo essay and story.

Posted on Feb 2, 2006 READ MORE


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