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Mexico Drug War

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 ...

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 mo...

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...

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 &ldq...

WATCH: Mexican Authorities Incinerate 20 Tons Of Seized Narcotics

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

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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, t...

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 ...

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.

Mexico: El Chapo's Effort To Film A Biopic Led To His Capture

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.09.2016 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican marines had barely faced down .50-caliber sniper guns and a loaded grenade launcher to recapture the world's most notorio...

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 h...

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 a...

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 relat...

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 ...

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

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 07.23.2015 | 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 07.15.2015 | 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.

'El Chapo's' Escape Undermines Official Promises of Security and an End to Impunity in Mexico

Mary Speck | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Mary Speck

MEXICO CITY -- A massive police and military manhunt is underway for "El Chapo"; his recapture would help restore some credibility to an embattled government. But Mexican authorities should realize by now that even successful police and military operations will not bring an end to the impunity that infects government institutions.

Notorious Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Escapes From Prison


MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico mounted an all-out manhunt Sunday for its most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who authorities said escaped...

The Drug War Hurts Latinos, and We Have the Power to Stop It

Mayra Espinoza-Martinez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Mayra Espinoza-Martinez

The one thing all parents share is the desire to protect their kids. Although the legalization and regulation of all drugs may seem counterintuitive to that desire, repealing prohibition will keep our communities safer. Legalization reduces the profit margins of illicit products and disincentivizes the time, money, and violence necessary to traffic drugs.

The Extraordinary Exorcism of Mexico

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

Christian exorcism has become so popular worldwide that now it's not only performed on tormented individuals but also on entire nations.

Three-Hour Gunfight In Mexico One Of The Bloodiest In A Decade

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2015 | World

By Alexandra Alper ZAMORA, Mexico, May 22 (Reuters) - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered...

A Rising Drug Cartel Just Shot Down One Of Mexico's Military Helicopters

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Geography of Death

Ben Mason | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Ben Mason

Watching the videos, you have the sense that what motivates these people to participate is not as calculating as that, but a more urgent human need. In the words of Diana, mother of Daniel who disappeared: "This is my way of honoring and remembering him, so that time does not erase his face."