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Presidencia de la República Mexicana (CC BY-SA 2.0)

How Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s Escape Threatens Enrique Peña Nieto’s Presidency

The current leader of Mexico has been putting nail after nail in the coffin of his political career, but his most recent blunder may actually bury him.

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 READ MORE

Can You Say ‘Blowback’ in Spanish?

The U.S. wars in the Middle East and the so-called war on drugs in North America have resulted in violent consequences felt in our own cities, whether at the finish line of the Boston Marathon or in communities of color across the country.

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 READ MORE

Who Poses More of a Threat to the U.S.: Islamic State or Mexican Drug Cartels?

An Al-Jazeera contributor argues Americans’ fear of IS is fueled by Islamaphobia while more imminent dangers nearby are ignored; celibate gays are helping change the Catholic Church; meanwhile, Germany’s apprenticeship model could be good for U.S. workers. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 READ MORE

Omar Bárcena (CC-BY)

Los Angeles Called ‘Epicenter’ of Cartel Money Laundering

Agents from the FBI and ICE swept through downtown L.A.’s fashion district on Wednesday, grabbing $65 million that allegedly belongs to Mexican drug traffickers.

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 READ MORE

Will This Deal Solve Mexico’s Vigilante Problem?

The rise of thousands of vigilantes bearing assault rifles to rout a drug cartel in western Mexico’s Michoacan state has presented the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto with a policy nightmare.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 READ MORE

Violence in Mexico

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 READ MORE

AP/Bernandino Hernandez

Mexican Locals Take Law Into Their Own Hands

Hundreds of armed vigilantes took control of a Mexican town in the western coastal state of Guerrero, arresting local cops and conducting searches and handing the accused over to state prosecutors in response to the killing of a vigilante leader Monday.

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 READ MORE


Posted on Dec 15, 2012 READ MORE

ssoosay (CC BY 2.0)

The Painful Price of Numbness

Drugs are all anesthesia from pain. The ruthless Mexican cartels crave money, which they make from the Yankee craving for numbness. They sell unfeeling, and we buy it, at tens of billions of dollars and thousands of Mexican lives per year.

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 READ MORE

AP / Marco Ugarte

DEA Launders Money for Mexican Drug Cartels

To what length should governments enable crime in order to catch criminals? That’s the ethical issue raised by a New York Times article that reports DEA agents have laundered millions of dollars in drug proceeds to battle Mexican cartels. More than 40,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico since 2006.

Posted on Dec 4, 2011 READ MORE

Shooting in the Leg

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 READ MORE

Bloody Battle in Mexican Border Town

An hours-long gun battle in the Mexican border town of Matamoros left at least eight people dead, including the leader of a major drug gang and a newspaper reporter. Pictured above, a government spokesman speaking about the violence.

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 READ MORE

Flickr / lorenzoavila

Blood and Ballots in Mexico

Sunday is election day for several important regional contests in Mexico, but it will also conclude an extraordinarily bloody week that has seen at least several dozen people killed, including a candidate for governor in the border state of Tamaulipas, as rival drug gangs struggle violently for turf and power.

Posted on Jul 3, 2010 READ MORE

Border Patrolling

Big Brother 2.0

A xenophobic Web site funded by a Texas government grant provides 15 live feeds of “high-crime areas” near the fence between U.S. and Mexico, urging people to go on “virtual stakeouts” from their computers and report “suspicious activity” to authorities.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009 READ MORE

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