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Mexico Drug War

Mexico's Top Historian Wants You To Look Past The Grim Headlines

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 06.12.2016 | World

Enrique Krauze is considered Mexico’s leading historian and among that country’s preeminent public intellectuals. He founded the publishing house ...

Mexico Moves Closer To Extraditing Drug Lord El Chapo To U.S.

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.20.2016 | World

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States on Friday after receiving guarante...

Mexican Judge Rules El Chapo Can Be Extradited To The U.S.

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.09.2016 | World

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican judge has ruled that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to face charges in the United States, the...

El Chapo Wants To Come To U.S. To Escape Alleged Torture In Mexican Prison

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.02.2016 | World

The Mexican government has treated drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán so harshly since he was recaptured in January that he now hopes to be ext...

Mexico Has Yet To Convict ‘El Chapo’ For Drug Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.01.2016 | World

More than two decades after first locking up one of the most powerful organized crime bosses in a maximum security prison, Mexican authorities have ye...

El Chapo Hasn’t Been Charged With A Crime For Busting Out Of Prison

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.29.2016 | World

Drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán faces enough criminal charges in Mexico to keep him locked up for the rest of his life. But breaking out of ...

One Of El Chapo’s Biggest Rivals Pleads Guilty In Washington

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.23.2016 | World

One of drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera’s biggest reputed rivals pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges Tuesday in Washington, ab...

Why El Chapo Might Not Face Trial In Brooklyn… Or Anywhere Else

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.13.2016 | World

A wave of reports poured through the media this week saying that recently recaptured drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera “could be tried...

Mexico’s Explanation For Missing 43 Students Can't Be True, Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.10.2016 | World

The bodies of Mexico’s missing 43 students were not incinerated at a trash dump in the town of Cocula, as President Enrique Peña Nieto's administra...

El Chapo Isn’t Receiving Conjugal Visits In Prison, For A Change

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

Drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera hasn’t received any conjugal visits since authorities recaptured him this month, Mexican media repor...

6 Things Going On In Mexico's Drug War That Matter More Than El Chapo

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.26.2016 | World

For all the attention the second recapture of drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera has received, it would appear that the future of Mexico’s ...

Meet The Man Who Runs The Sinaloa Cartel... With Or Without 'El Chapo'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

He was born in the countryside of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, entered the drug trade as a teenager and presides over what many believe is the hemisp...

One Extremely Important Takeaway From Rolling Stone’s ‘El Chapo’ Story

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.19.2016 | World

Actor Sean Penn lamented in a Sunday interview with Charlie Rose that his Rolling Stone article about the famed Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo...

WATCH: Mexican Authorities Incinerate 20 Tons Of Seized Narcotics

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.16.2016 | Weird News

Mexico has stepped up its war on drugs and sent 20 tons of illegal narcotics up in smoke. Authorities in the border city of Tijuana, Baja California, ...

Why The Capture Of 'El Chapo' Guzman Won't Stop His Cartel

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.14.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Steven Dudley, the co-found...

U.S. Trial For El Chapo Could Expose More Than Some Americans Want

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

Putting drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on trial in a U.S. court could offer a peek into how far Mexico’s biggest drug cartel has penetrat...

El Chapo's Capture: A Distraction From the Disaster That Is the Drug War and Peña Nieto's Presidency

Daniel Robelo | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Daniel Robelo

With crisis after crisis, scandal after scandal, human rights violation after violation, the Mexican public has lost all confidence and trust in its state institutions.

U.S. Security Aid To Mexico Dwindles Amid Human Rights Abuses

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.29.2015 | World

The United States is slowing the pace of security aid to Mexico amid an ongoing human rights disaster that led the State Department to withhold some $...

‘El Chapo’ Had 46 Conjugal Visits Before Escaping Prison

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.03.2015 | World

Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was granted nearly four dozen conjugal visits during the year and a half he spent at Mexico's ...

Landmark Case in Mexico's Supreme Court Could Pave the Way for Marijuana Legalization

Hannah Hetzer | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Hannah Hetzer

This debate in Mexico's Supreme Court is extraordinary for two reasons: because it is being argued on human rights grounds, and because it is taking place in one of the countries that has suffered the most from the war on drugs.

Mexico Won't Be Sending 'El Chapo' To The U.S. If They Catch Him

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

Mexico won’t send twice-escaped drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera to stand trial in the United States if authorities manage to reca...

How Mexico Botched The Investigation Of 43 Missing Students

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.11.2015 | World

Mexico's official account of what happened to 43 students who went missing last year never made much sense to the journalists, experts and relatives l...

El Chapo’s Sons Are Playing Cat-And-Mouse With Mexican Authorities On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

Jesus Alfredo Guzman likes to tweet a lot. Mainly, he likes to tweet pictures of big guns, fast cars, wads of money and his pet lion cubs. But above a...

I, For One, Don't Find El Chapo's Escape a Laughing Matter

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 07.23.2016 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

The problem with mocking the situation is that it ignores the bloody reality of the narcos and specifically of El Chapo. The context of two-way commerce is absent, and there is never any question as to why El Chapo has so many customers in America.

El Chapo, Scourge of Mexican Sovereignty

Nicholas Denmon | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Nicholas Denmon

The failure to the victims of El Chapo, both direct and indirect, is a miscarriage of justice of such magnitude that it may be the biggest crime of all.