MARK STEVENSON / The Associated PressOct 19, 2019
But Friday's massive battle in Culiacan, capital of Sinaloa state, was shocking for the government's open capitulation to the brazen gunmen. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Roisin Davis / TruthdigNov 21, 2014
So deeply has this incident shaken the country that, as author Ruben Martinez describes it, “To understand the historical significance -- and the moral and political gravity -- of what is occurring, think of 9/11, of Sandy Hook, of the day JFK was assassinated.” Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Peter Z. Scheer / TruthdigSep 11, 2014
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 31, 2011
After a 17-month investigation led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, federal, state and local authorities cracked down on a vast drug-smuggling network in Arizona that officials tied to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, making 76 arrests in three separate raids. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 21, 2011
For the future of unchecked global capitalism, look to the savagery of the drug war in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, says The Guardian's Ed Vulliamy. (more) Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Michael Deibert / TruthdigMay 17, 2011
In the annals of a conflict that has killed more than 34,600 since Mexican President Felipe Calderon militarized his country’s battle against drug traffickers in December 2006, the conflict in Tamaulipas is writing a new and bloody chapter. Like Jesús Malverde, Santa Muerte has become an object of veneration among Mexico’s criminals. Dig deeper ( 9 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 18, 2011
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 26, 2011
Mexico’s drug war has been blamed for the deaths of more than 34,000 people, and now comes a report showing that the violence has uprooted nearly a quarter of a million people south of the border, with many of them thought to have fled to the U.S. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 16, 2011
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 10, 2011
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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