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Mexican Drug Cartels

Mexican Drug Cartels and the Art of Political Puppetry

Ana Davila | Posted 04.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Ana Davila

Today, drug cartels are playing the political activism game and are increasing their support base by appealing to the hearts and minds of millions of people through the widespread social discontent and the ideal of social justice.

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.

Let's Be Clear Who Has Caused the Border Crisis -- Us and Drugs

Stanton Peele | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The massive influx of young refugees from Honduras and other Central American countries is due to the drug war, to the illegality of drugs, to the com...

SEC: Bank Accounts Linked To Mexican Drug Cartels

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

By Emily Flitter and Jed Horowitz NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are investigating Charles Schwab Corp and Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lyn...

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...

Corpse Found Hanging From Bridge Suggests Mexican Cartels In Honduras

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2013 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A dead man was found hanging from a bridge in downtown Tegucigalpa on Friday, the first time a corpse has been disp...

Ryan J. Reilly

Mexican Mennonite Marijuana Mules Busted | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven individuals, including several Mexican Mennonites, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Colorado last month for conspiracy to ...

If the NSA's Spying on Us, I'm Going Down

Courtney Garcia | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

Am I naïve enough to believe the government hasn't being spying on us all this time? No, that's ridiculous. Am I still really mad that it's official? Yes. It's like when your significant other admits to cheating on you even though you already presumed it was the case.

Cannes 2013: Mexico as Hell in Amat Escalante's Heli

Karin Badt | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The story of a family that gets caught up with a drug cartel, the film climaxes with a torture scene of two men that includes a penis sprinkled with gasoline and lit.

Mexican Drug Gangs Attempt to Control the Message

Tricia Todd | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Tricia Todd

Is it any coincidence that the two adult sons of prominent journalists in the northern state of Chihuahua were gunned down last weekend?

Extortion by Fire: More Mexican Business Are Being Lit Up in Criminal Shake Downs

Fundacion MEPI | Posted 07.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Fundacion MEPI

Once reserved to Mexico's notoriously violent north, forced payment by fire is one of the latest ghoulish crime trends to grip Mexico.

The One Thing Missing From The Border Conversation

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.06.2013 | Latino Voices

Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said recent conversations over border security are missing a critical element: money laundering. Godd...

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...

Time to Abandon Prohibition

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We have been approaching our drug problem from the wrong end for decades. Our first mistake was to declare war; that is exactly what we got, and why we are in such trouble.

A Discussion About Drug Policy Is Long Overdue

Maria McFarland | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Maria McFarland

2012-08-28-scblog2.png Of the many issues that national politicians routinely gloss over during campaign season, one they're least likely to touch -- and haven't, in any real way, since the 1980s -- is drug policy. But the country ignores the issue at its own peril.

To Win the Drug War: Follow the States

Richard Branson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Richard Branson

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe war on drugs has had a devastating impact in the U.S. Yet, as Republicans and Democrats gather at their national conventions, neither party has taken a strong stand on the critical need to support drug policy reform. And that's surprising. Drug reform is not a partisan issue. For Republicans, reform efforts both ensure and secure states' rights and at the same time minimize waste of limited federal dollars. For Democrats, minorities who make up a large portion of their constituency disproportionately bear the greatest burden of current drug policies. And a Gallup Poll this past year found that fully 50 percent of Americans now support legalizing marijuana.

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...

One Of The Largest Pot Busts In Colorado History

Posted 08.16.2012 | Denver

Between 7,000 and 9,000 marijuana plants valued at an estimated $15 million were seized by law enforcement agencies on Wednesday. The crop seizure, in...

HSBC To Apologize For Being Awful At Preventing Money Laundering

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business

HSBC may be ready to say it's sorry. The bank will apologize to a Senate panel next Tuesday for not doing more to prevent money laundering through...

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...

'It Was A Horrible Mistake'

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

By Paul M. Ingram TUCSON, Ariz. June 29 (Reuters) - A former U.S. federal immigration agent was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Fr...

How About If We Hold Congress in Contempt?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

As a House Committee prepares to vote on a resolution citing Attorney General Holder for contempt over the botched "Fast and Furious" gun trafficking operation, the American people should be wondering: Why is there no mechanism for us to hold the Congress in contempt?

How A Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Its Billions | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

One afternoon last August, at a hospital on the outskirts of Los Angeles, a former beauty queen named Emma Coronel gave birth to a pair of heiresses. ...

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.

Horror: Prison Guards Allegedly Plotted Mass Killings With Brutal Drug Cartel

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Members of the Zetas drug cartel plotted with prison guards to orchestrate an elaborate escape and kill 44 of ...