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Truthdigger of the Week: Slain Mexican Journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea

Known for her reporting on corruption, organized crime, femicides and human rights abuses, Breach was called the “uncomfortable” journalist for writing truths that made many in power uneasy.

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The Mexican News Story We Should Really Be Paying Attention to: The Brutal Murder of a Young Mayor

While news of the recapture of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán has been all over the media, a story about the assassination of Gisela Mota, 33, the day after she took office in the Morelos town of Temixco reveals far more about the state of politics and organized crime in Mexico.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



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Drug War Hobbles Mexican Economy

In addition to having produced 60,000 dead, 20,000 disappeared, hundreds of thousands displaced, wounded or on the run, and tens of thousands widowed or orphaned, Mexico’s drug war—which seems to be off the radars of that country’s presidential candidates—is a chain wrapped around the nation’s considerable industrial potential.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 READ MORE


The FBI’s Big Mob Bust

What do “Meatball,” “Marbles,” “Lumpy” and “Jello” have in common? They’re all nicknames for alleged members of the Mafia who were busted by the FBI in a mass crackdown this week that led to the arrest of more than 120 purported Mob operatives.

Posted on Jan 21, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN


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Berlusconi vs. the Mafia

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is cracking down on organized crime in his homeland, or so he said Thursday, creatively linking that issue with immigration and criticizing media depictions of the Mafia and other crime conglomerates for hurting Italy’s image.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 READ MORE


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