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Knights' Templar

Looking Backward; Looking Forward: The Art of Jason Hernandez

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 10.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

From the architecture, to the window panes, to the bible itself, the religious motifs would leave a lasting impression on the young artist who had already started winning art contests.

Mexico Vigilantes Kill 5 Suspected Drug Cartel Supporters

AP | GUSTAVO RUIZ | Posted 04.29.2014 | Latino Voices

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Five suspected drug cartel supporters are dead after vigilantes fighting the Knights Templar cartel in western Mexico engaged...

Mexico Vigilantes Search Caves For Cartel Leader

AP | Posted 04.25.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Vigilantes are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive boss of the Knights Templar drug cartel, a "s...

Portugal's Quinta Da Regaleira Is The Castle Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.18.2014 | Travel

If you're ever in the neighborhood, you have to stop by. The neighborhood, of course, being Sintra, Portugal. And the attraction? An estate called...

Leader Of Brutal Mexican Drug Cartel Shot Dead

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Tuesday that one of the two remaining top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel was killed after he r...

Drugs Aren't Top Source Of Income For Cartel

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices

LAZARO CARDENAS, Mexico (AP) — Forget crystal meth. The pseudo-religious Knights Templar drug cartel in western Mexico has diversified to the point ...

Knights Templar Hit Man Killed In Shootout

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 03.02.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official says a leader of hit men working for the Knights Templar drug cartel in a region ravaged by drug violence has ...

Drugs, Cock Fights and Iron Ore -- a Chinese Connection to the Michoacán Crisis?

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 04.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

I look forward to investigative reporters digging deeper into the causes and consequences of the current Michoacán crisis to help us understand the many layers that lay behind a conflict that is often reported as one between evil extortionists and a noble popular uprising.

Vigilante Group Moves In On Gang-Held City In Mexico

AP | JOSE-LUIS DIAZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

APATZINGAN, Mexico (AP) — Vigilantes who have driven a quasi-religious drug cartel from a series of towns in western Mexico entered a gang-held city...

Returning Migrants and the Michoacán Autodefensas - An Entangled Past, Present, and Future

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 04.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

We cannot yet speak about a new Mexican Revolution, but we can affirm with some certainty that the current uprising in Michoacán is transforming the way the Mexican state relates to its people.

Mexican Locals Take Fight Directly To Drug Gangs.. And Win

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico — TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — For lime grower Hipolito Mora, it was time to organize and pick up arms when a packing comp...

Drug Cartel Attack Leaves 11 Mexican Towns Without Electricity

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

Unidentified assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails attacked power stations in a violence-torn western Mexican state Sunday, leaving 11 town...

A Quick Glance at Modern-Day Secret Societies

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 11.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Throughout the history of humanity, many secret societies existed to fight oppression or tyrannical domination, while others formed on subversive platforms and worked against established authorities to pursue objectives and desires.

Drug Cartel Members Arrested In Killing Of Top Mexican Naval Officer

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Three alleged members of the Knights Templar drug cartel have been detained in the killing of one of Mexico's highest-ranking navy...

Mexican Drug Cartel Torches Western State

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

LA RUANA, Mexico — The farm state of Michoacan is burning. A drug cartel that takes its name from an ancient monastic order has set fire to lumb...

Mass Arrests In Mexican Meth Smuggling Scheme

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

SAN DIEGO — More than two dozen people were charged in what authorities said Friday was a window into an emerging Mexican drug cartel's efforts ...

6 Years After Start Of Drug War, Quasi-Religious Drug Cartel Rules Mexican State

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 11.02.2012 | World

APATZINGAN, Mexico -- Forest-camouflaged pickups roared to life as the Mexican soldiers pulled on their black masks and hoisted their Heckler & Koch G...

Stephen Colbert To Mexican Drug Cartel: 'You Do Not F*ck With PepsiCo!'

Posted 05.31.2012 | Home

It's not news that Stephen Colbert loves his Doritos, but we found out just how much last night when the Comedy Central star made light of Mexico's "K...

Drug Cartel Suspected Of First Attack On Transnational Company

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A drug cartel lieutenant has been detained in a series of firebombing attacks on Mexican potato-chip company Sabritas, a subsidiary of ...

Templars And Terror: Anders Breivik's Fantasy World

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

Is Breivik a madman? I'll leave that to psychiatrists. As a historian, I do recognize in him a peculiarly Western Christian transgression, one as old as Philip the Fair: projecting vile, sick and paranoid dreams onto the Knights Templar.

Norway Massacre Suspect Originally Planned 3 Bombings

AP | KARL RITTER and JULIA GRONNEVET | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — Anders Behring Breivik knew it would take practice to be able to slaughter dozens of people before being shot by police. In a chi...

Norway Killer: 'Death Penalty Or Acquittal'

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — The right-wing fanatic on trial for massacring 77 people in Norway says he wants either freedom or death, calling the country's p...

Book Review: The Voice by Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald

Michael Hughes | Posted 02.15.2012 | Books
Michael Hughes

Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald's novel The Voice takes its audience on a quest for the real Holy Grail, entwining scientific mythology with geopolitical intrigue in an esoteric thrill-ride Dan Brown couldn't dream up.

Police Find Bullet-Riddled, Bound Bodies Of 7 Men In Mexico

AP | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

ACAPULCO, Mexico — The bullet-riddled, bound bodies of seven men were dumped Sunday at a downtown bus stop in the Pacific resort town of Zihuata...

Mexican Army Says It Arrested Key Figure In Drug Cartel

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Masked gunmen blocked traffic on a busy avenue in a Gulf of Mexico coastal city Tuesday and dumped the bodies of 35 slaying victim...