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Three Myths About the Marijuana Lobby

Rob Kampia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Now that support for making marijuana legal has reached 58 percent nationwide, opponents of marijuana legalization are now trotting out arguments that were only used in impolite company years ago.

WATCH: New Film Delves Into Drug Culture In Mexico

VOXXI | Afroxander | Posted 10.17.2013 | Latino Voices

At this point, most everyone is familiar with the drug war in Mexico, the devastation it has caused and the thousands left dead in its wake over nearl...

From We're the Millers to The Bridge, Woe Is Mexico -- Couldn't We Pick on Some Other Country for a Change?

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

There are plenty of reasons to hate the movie We're the Millers, starting with Jennifer Aniston's striptease in a ...

Marijuana Cops Having Fun In The Forests

Jeffrey Dean Schwartz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Crime
Jeffrey Dean Schwartz

t is ludicrous we waste so much time, energy, manpower and money on marijuana eradication as if it the money flows from a fountain while meth, heroin and child molestation destroy our children.

Syria: A Limited Air Strike Is an Act of War

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

If the Obama administration drags the U.S., kicking and screaming, into another war in the Middle East, then the mounting death and violence in Mexico and Central America are guaranteed to remain a sideshow to the U.S.

Beauty Queens Become Narco Wives

VOXXI | Johanna Mendelson Forman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Latino Voices

When we think of trophy wives we immediately see an image of a rich old white man with a beautiful young woman on his arm. Not so in Latin America. ...

Can President Peña Nieto Deliver the Goods?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Breaking the monopoly of Mr. Slim and reforming Pemex would be a good start, and would also serve to demonstrate that the PRI is indeed interested in moving Mexico forward. It will take every ounce of his determination and perseverance to make it a reality.

WATCH: Rick Perry Blames The Mexicans

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2013 | Latino Voices

It doesn’t take evidence for this Texas governor to start leaning toward a conclusion. News reports suggest a white supremacist group called the...

Matthew Paul Olmos: so go the ghosts of mexico

Jody Christopherson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

so go the ghosts of mexico, part 1, is inspired by the true story of Marisol Valles Garcia -- who made headlines as the "bravest woman in mexico" when she volunteered to be the police chief of Praxedis, Chihuahua, Mexico - despite the execution of former chief Manuel Castro-Martínez.

The 10 Richest Drug Dealers Ever

Posted 10.17.2012 | Money

Who are the richest drug dealers of all time? Celebrity Net Worth has the answer. On Tuesday, the money-minded blog posted a list of the top 20 mos...

'The Cartel' Is Britain's Biggest Drug Gang | Posted 10.15.2012 | Weird News

Longtime tabloid hack and sometime VICE contributor Graham Johnson has written a new book called The Cartel, which explores the behind-the-scenes nefa...

Mexico Says The Drug War Is Working, But Is It?

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Mexico is making progress in its fight against powerful drug cartels and they are becoming ...

WATCH: Filmmaker Aims To Humanize The Drug War Through The Life Of A Mexican Cemetery 'Watchman'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices

Decapitated bodies, blood soaked streets, and mugshots of the cartel leaders behind the violence flash before television audiences, all in an attempt ...

Which Cartels Are Running The Show In Mexico?

The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

Hair-raising reports of grisly murders, often carried out in plain sight, offer chilling reminders to rival drug cartels and intervening authorities i...

FBI Claims Drug Cartel Funneled Cash Through BofA

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

Drug money has a way of sprawling. And some of it may have reached Bank of America. A federal probe into Los Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, claims t...

Obama To Tackle Drug War In Second Term | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

According to ongoing discussions with Obama aides and associates, if the president wins a second term, he plans to tackle another American war that ha...

Mexican Presidential Candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota: "I'll Help Mexicans Stay in Mexico"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

For the first time ever, a woman could win Mexico's presidential election. Recently Vázquez Mota added an unexpected twist to the campaign by asking her female followers to withhold "hanky panky" until their husbands agree to vote.

Andrea Stone

The Slain Border Agent Whose Death Exposed Fast And Furious | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

Christmas was 11 days away, and Brian Terry was eager to fly home to Michigan for his first family holiday in three years. He couldn't wait to see the...

Death Threats Against A Human Rights Defender: Vidulfo Rosales In Mexico

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Kerry Kennedy

We in the U.S. must do our part to build a future of human rights and human dignity throughout the Americas, and call on Mexico to protect its indigenous communities and the advocates like Vidulfo Rosales who risk everything to defend them.

Happy Two Years In Hell, Jefe de Jefe

Jamie Haase | Posted 04.08.2012 | Crime
Jamie Haase

It's been two years since the dramatic killing of drug kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva. But if removing critical targets proves to accomplish nothing when it comes to interrupting the flow of narcotics -- what will it take for the violence to subside?

Young Latinos In Southern California Lured By Mexican Drug Cartels

Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices

Mexican drug cartels, in a disturbing new trend, are luring young people from Southern California to smuggle drugs across the border and carry out oth...

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Mexican Revolutions and Mexican Homophobia

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 02.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Where is Mexico's revolution? And why do Mexican families not talk about homosexuality?

The Pentagon's $3 Billion Drug War Auction

Aurelia Fierros | Posted 02.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Aurelia Fierros

Is the U.S. enforcing the right drug policy? Is Mexico congruent with pushing the drug war to the limit, being aware that a gigantic consumers' market is at the front door?

Mexican Drug War: U.S. Accused Of Laundering Drug Cartel Money

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices

In the beginning there was Fast and Furious, a botched operation carried by the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosi...

Costa Rica's First Woman President Fights Invasions, Drug Cartels

Forbes Women | Posted 12.05.2011 | Women

Last year, Costa Rica elected its first female president, Laura Chinchilla, 52, adding another leader to the growing ranks of female heads of state in...