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When Drug Cartels Steal From the State

Ana Davila | Posted 06.23.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Davila

Mexican drug cartels have outdone the State. Not only have these organizations become the greatest threat to the country's security and stability but they have also managed to steal its weapons, its intelligence, and its human capital.

Why They Come: The Real Reason for the Surge of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Andrew Tucker Avorn

Claiming that the main motivation of the children who flee the Northern Triangle is anything other than violence and danger is worse than false, because such claims try to absolve Americans of the responsibility for solving the crisis.

Tamaulipas, Cradle of Mexico's Drug War, Erupts

Michael Deibert | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Michael Deibert

The Mexican state of Tamaulipas, birthplace of the country's oldest criminal organization, the Gulf Cartel, is again awash in blood.

What It's Like to Be an American Wanted by the Drug Cartels: The Story of a Mexican-born Journalist, Part I

Paula Beltrán | Posted 09.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Paula Beltrán

The theme of duality is everywhere in Corchado's memoir. The reader can't help notice all the back and forth exchange of pronouns in the narrative. At times he uses "I" or "we" to refer to himself both as Mexican and American.

Captured Mexican Drug Lord Fears Torture In Prison

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

The captured head of the Zetas drug cartel has filed for legal protection over claims that he is at risk of torture or isolation during his detention,...

'Chepe' Handal Named First Major Honduran Drug Kingpin

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The U.S. Treasury Department's recent designation of "Chepe" Handal as a key Honduran drug kingpin represents a boon for efforts to dismantle narco-trafficking networks in Honduras dominated by Mexico's Sinaloa and Zetas cartels.

Known Drug Cartel Muscles In On Coal Action

Posted 01.08.2013 | Green

From TakePart's Andri Antoniades: The Los Zetas drug cartel is arguably Mexico's most violent and most feared gang. Recently, they took over the co...

Top Cartel Leader Suspect 'El Taliban' Arrested In Mexico

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The Mexican navy said on Wednesday it had captured one of the leaders of the Zetas drug cartel, a notoriously bruta...

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...

Violence South of the Rio Grande Leads Back to U.S.

Jamie Haase | Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime
Jamie Haase

While it's often hard to blame Americans for overlooking the bloodshed below the border, we can't continue to ignore the 50,000 plus lives that our neighbor to the south has lost in just five years as a result of our destructive drug laws.

Mexico's Deadliest Female Assassin Arrested

Posted 05.09.2012 | World

María Guadalupe Jiménez López, an alleged enforcer for the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel, was arrested last week in Monterrey in connection with a ...

Mexico Casino Had Its Doors Chained During Arson That Killed 52

Fox News Latino | Posted 11.01.2011 | Latino Voices

It really was a deathtrap. A report in El Universal newspaper says that the doors to a Mexico casino were chained when thugs poured gasoline and li...

23 Indicted In Major Mexico-To-Colorado Drug Trafficking Ring

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.10.2011 | Denver

An organization suspected of bringing in over 45,000 pounds of marijuana every year from Mexico was busted by the West Metro Drug Task Force and agent...

Mexican Teen Girls Being Trained As Assassins

Posted 08.18.2011 | World

Recent arrests in Mexico call attention to a disturbing trend in the country's war on drugs: that teen girls are being trained as drug cartel assassin...

Drugs: Losing the Longest War

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kaplan

On October 14, 1982, President Ronald Reagan declared war on drugs ... again. There have been one or two conflicts in human history that lasted longer -- though we'd better win this before 2012, or we'll find ourselves alone in a league with the Hundred Years' War.

Josh Crescenzi: Ex-Bush, Cheney Aide In $2 Million Stolen Fuel Probe

San Antonio Express-News | Guillermo Contreras | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A man who was a news liaison for former President George W. Bush and ex-Vice President Dick Cheney is at the center of a case involving $2 million in ...

Help Wanted: Mexican Drug Kingpin

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Mexico's drug-related violence will not end with the death of drug kingpin Beltran Leyva. Until we recognize that the U.S.-led global war on drugs is the systemic cause of the carnage, violence will intensify.