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Why Latin America Needs PEN

Homero Aridjis | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Homero Aridjis

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico is ranked #148 on the Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. Fifty-five journalists have been murdered in Mexico during the last five years, about one-third of the some 150 who lost their lives in that time throughout the Americas, making Mexico the most dangerous place on the continent for professionals of the word.

Mexican Cartel Killer Has No Regrets: 'I Am Defending My Family'

Associated Press | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.15.2015 | Crime

IGUALA, Mexico (AP) — The killer says he "disappeared" a man for the first time at age 20. Nine years later, he says, he has eliminated 30 people ...

Mexico Says Drug Boss Guzman Narrowly Evades Capture

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The world's most-wanted drug boss, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, narrowly evaded security forces searching for him in the...

Mexico City Considers Private Marijuana Clubs to Curb Drug Cartel Violence

The 420 Times | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

In Mexico City, a discussion over the legalization of marijuana has required policymakers to consider allowing the cultivation of three marijuana plants per adult and the establishing of "nonprofit private club," also identified as "smoking clubs."

The Mexican Drug Cartels' Reign of Terror Continues

The 420 Times | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime
The 420 Times

One facet of the cartel's horrific system is to lie in wait for migrants and then abduct them as they are departing the train on the fringes of Mexico City. Once abducted, the ill-fated individuals are subjected to life threats, physical torture, extortion and some cases even murder.

Drug Cartel Approves Of Mexican Band's Songs About Them

Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

By GALIA GARCIA-PALAFOX, The Associated Press NAUCALPAN, Mexico — Trumpets and trombones blast across a rodeo ring where women in miniskirts danc...

Gabriel Lerner

Anonymous vs. Zetas: Hackers Taking On The Drug Cartel

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices

At first sight it looked like the 2004 film Alien vs. Predator. "Zetas Kidnap 'Anonymous' Member, Video Threatens To Expose Drug Cartel," said the...

Mexican Standoff

Dan Rather | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Dan Rather

According to former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castañeda, legalizing "drugs in general, and marijuana in particular" would significantly diminish the bloodshed plaguing Mexico.

Colombia Drug Gangs Overtake Villages

GlobalPost | Nadja Drost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONTELIBANO, Colombia -- On a November morning, several drug runners sat down at a bar in the quiet hamlet of El Palmar. They had told the bar's owner...

Police Nab Drug-Smuggling Pigeon

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Call it a case of high-flying criminal ingenuity: Colombia police captured a carrier pigeon trying to fly into a Bucarmanga jail with marijuana and co...

Colombian Drug Cartel's Parrot 'Arrested' For Alerting Traffickers (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A parrot in the Colombian city of Barranquilla has been "arrested" for allegedly tipping off members of a local drug cartel during a police raid. Au...

Legalize Marijuana to Stop the Drug Cartels

Gary Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Johnson

What is it going to take to convince the federal government that current drug policies are not working? By denying reality and not regulating and taxing marijuana, we are fueling a war that we are clearly losing.

Mexico President Calls For Debate On Legalization Of Drugs

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With the body count from drug-related murders hitting 28,000 in his country, Mexican President Felipe Calderon is now joining calls for a debate on th...

Updating Incorporation Transparency Laws

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Baker

It is time to update our anachronistic and unsafe laws of incorporation and strike back at criminals that for too long have been able to use our financial system for their game to our own detriment.