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Mexican Drug War

The Gringo Who Understands Mexico's Drug War

Rafael Fernández de Castro | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Rafael Fernández de Castro

A few months ago, we met an American filmmaker who perfectly captured a turning point in our country's drug war. His documentary film, "Cartel Land," which was recently nominated for an Oscar and won a prestigious George Polk Award, made us -- and many self-described drug war analysts -- look like opinionated snobs.

1,000 Worshippers Welcome Pope Francis With A Living Portrait

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

Incredible! >1,000 people form "living portrait" at Morelia, #Mexico to welcome #Pope #PapaexMex (pic: @torreon)— Jon Wil...

Why Latin America Needs PEN

Homero Aridjis | Posted 12.28.2015 | 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.

Mexico Offers Large Reward As Search For Missing Students Intensifies

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.22.2014 | World

As the search for 43 missing students continues, the Mexican government is offering a reward of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information about the...

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...

Ripple Effect of New Pot Laws in Washington and Colorado

Peter Gorman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Crime
Peter Gorman

If Washington and Colorado are allowed to implement their little but great step in legalizing cannabis, we'll be taking the first huge step in stopping a whole lot of violence in a number of places.

Mexican Former Mayor Who Survived Two Assassination Attempts Found Tortured, Murdered

Posted 11.26.2012 | World

Earlier this month, Maria Santos Gorrostieta, a former small-town mayor in the drug-trafficking western state of Michoacan in Mexico, was reportedly k...

Elise Foley

Former President Of Mexico Delivers Scathing Critique Of Romney | Elise Foley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, said Saturday he is confounded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's decision du...

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 ...

La Caravana Has Arrived (to Washington, D.C.)

Salvador G. Sarmiento | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Salvador G. Sarmiento

After a month-long trek across the United States, a caravan of victims of violence in Mexico has made its way to Washington, D.C. to make its case to the U.S. that "drug-war" policies have only served to strengthen impunity in Mexico.

Top Cartel Leader 'El Gordo' Reportedly Captured In Mexico

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

(AP) MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican navy says it has detained a top leader of the Gulf drug cartel. Navy spokesman Jose Luis Vergara says marines detai...

Romney and Obama Foolishly Ignore the War on Drugs

Ted Galen Carpenter | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Ted Galen Carpenter

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngAfter waging a futile war on drugs for more than four decades, while causing horrific unintended consequences both here and abroad, it is well past time to try a different approach.

47,000 Killed As Mexico Drug War Rages On

Posted 09.29.2012 | Crime

The drug-fueled violence that has plagued Mexico and spilled over the border into the US shows no signs of stopping. Mexican President Felipe Calde...

Caravan to Highlight Failed Drug War and Victims on Both Sides of the Border

Javier Sicilia | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Javier Sicilia

On August 12, I will join dozens of others who have lost loved ones to the senseless drug war in Mexico to embark on the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity.

From Mexico City to Los Angeles: My Perspective on the Drug War

Rafa Fernández de Castro | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Rafa Fernández de Castro

Living in the U.S. has made me realize how far Mexicans are from winning the drug war. We can continue to fight the cartels but we will never be able to beat Uncle Sam's insatiable 23 million drug consumers.

You Can't End AIDS Unless You End the Drug War

Mathilde Krim | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Mathilde Krim

The spread of HIV will not be stopped as long as drug use remains criminalized and as long as people who inject drugs are given up for lost. The current situation has quite literally resulted from a life-or-death decision made by politicians.

Banks Reaping Billions Off Colombian Cocaine Trade

Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

Even as their governments fighting it, Western businesses are benefiting from the Latin American drug trade. More than 97 percent of the total str...

Janell Ross

Mexico's U.S. Ambassador Calls Gun Control Critique 'Gobbledygook' | Janell Ross | Posted 06.04.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Mexico's U.S. ambassador rebuffed claims this week that the country's efforts to reduce the flow of guns from the U.S. to drug cartels i...

Singer Kidnapped And Tortured For Refusing To Sing Song

Posted 04.10.2012 | Latino Voices

Violence against Mexican musicians from narcocorridos bands keep escalating. A singer with the norteña band "Los Ciclones del Arroyo" was kidnapped a...

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 ...

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...

Issa Issues Subpoena For Eric Holder Over Controversial Gun-Running Operation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Wednesday issued a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. and ...

Women Changing The World: Atlanta's Womenetics 2011

Deborah Richardson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Women
Deborah Richardson

The National Women's History Project states: "History looks different when the contributions of women are included." Attendees of the "Womenetics Global Women's Initiative" take this to heart.

Noam Chomsky Says "Everyone Is An Illegal Immigrant" Aside From Native Americans

Guernica Magazine | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

In an interview with Luis Cárdenas of Guernica Magazine, Noam Chomsky hints that Mexican journalists are too scared to report on the U.S. government...

Mexican Drug War Spreading To The Web

Posted 10.11.2011 | Latino Voices

The Mexican drug war that has taken thousands of lives over the past four years isn’t just on the other side of the border. It’s now online. C...