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A Poet Fights for Change in Mexico

John Lundberg | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
John Lundberg

When prominent Mexican poet Javier Sicilia lost his 24-year-old son to drug-related violence this past March, he took to his pen.

Concerns Over Growing U.S. Involvement In Mexico

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican government is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agents operate in Mexican territory to help combat drug cartels, but ref...

42 Mexican Journalists Murdered Over The Past Five Years

Posted 10.03.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - After a news report detailing the capture of several members of Mexico's ruthless Zetas drug gang ran on television in the...

Obama's Growing Gun Problem

Adam Winkler | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Now that Republicans in Congress won important concessions in the debt ceiling debate, the next partisan battle is likely to be over what promises to be the first major scandal of the Obama administration: the botched gun sting known as "Operation Fast and Furious."

Top Mexican Drug Cartel Figure 'El Diego' Captured

AP | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 09.30.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A former police officer who allegedly admits ordering 1,500 killings during a campaign of terror as a drug gang chieftain along the U.S...

Inside The ATF's Controversial Gun Trafficking Operation

AP | By PAULINE ARRILLAGA | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Ten days before Christmas, ATF agent John Dodson awoke, got his morning coffee, switched on the TV news – and heard the words he had ...

Saki Knafo

'Fast and Furious' Weapons Scandal Fuels Immigration Debate | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

A scandal involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms entered its latest phase on Tuesday when officials from the bureau testified at a cong...

John Rudolf

'A Perfect Storm Of Idiocy': ATF Agents Slam Gun-Trafficking Operation | John Rudolf | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

A botched gun-trafficking investigation that allowed suspected criminals to purchase roughly 2,000 firearms -- many which later crossed the border int...

Mexican Army Finds 148-Acre Marijuana Plantation

AP | Posted 09.24.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican soldiers have found a series of marijuana fields covering 148 acres (60 hectares) in the northern state of Durango, the army sa...

Alleged 14-Year Old Assassin's Trial Begins In Mexico

AP | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

MIACATLAN, Mexico -- A Mexican court has begun the trial of a 14-year-old U.S. citizen accused of working as a hitman for a drug cartel. The defendan...

Mexican Poet Says Son, 6 Friends Were Suffocated

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A lawyer for Mexican poet Javier Sicilia says Sicilia's son and six friends were suffocated with tape and bandages in killings that spa...

Nearly 60 Inmates Break Out of Mexican Jail (VIDEO)

Posted 09.16.2011 | World

Nearly 60 inmates escaped a prison in the northern Mexican town of Nuevo Laredo in a breach believed to be orchestrated by the Zetas drug organization...

End the Drug War by Rescheduling All Drugs

Robbie Gennet | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Just like we need trust in our government, we need trust in our drug scheduling policies. So where is the independent task force to reconsider how drugs are scheduled?

18 People Killed In Cartel Violence

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- At least 18 people including a preteen boy have died in a single day of cartel violence in Ciudad Juarez. Attorney General's...

Mexico Drug Smugglers Devise New Tactic For Border Transport

Posted 09.06.2011 | World

Mexico smugglers have reportedly devised a new tactic for transporting marijuana and other drugs across the U.S-Mexico border: by stashing it in the c...

Mexican Artists Respond To Violence With New Work

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

MEXICO CITY — Dozens of plastic foam heads rain onto the stage. Four drug traffickers in fringed jackets and sparkly pink cowboy hats bat them i...

In the ATF "Fast and Furious" Controversy, Congress Needs to Question Its Own Behavior

Paul Helmke | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

It is time for Washington's politicians to look out for average people who do not deserve to have unethical gun dealers -- and the gun lobby that shields them -- pushing illegal guns into their neighborhoods.

Shocking Details Of La Familia Extortion Practices Emerge

AP | NACHA CATTAN | Posted 08.27.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's cult-like La Familia drug cartel conducts widespread extortion rackets aimed at farmers, miners and even bullfight organi...

WATCH: Al-Jazeera Looks At The Hidden War Behind Mexico's Drug Violence

Posted 08.23.2011 | World

Mexico's grisly drug violence may dominate global headlines, but for many locals, a lesser-known, lower intensity war is also being waged. In the ...

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...

WATCH: Al-Jazeera Takes In-Depth Look At Mexico's Murder Capital

Posted 08.17.2011 | World

El Paso reportedly has one of the lowest crime rates in the United States. Yet Ciudad Juarez, known among some as the "Murder Capital of the World," l...

Mexico's 'El Brad Pitt' Arrested

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 08.16.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Federal authorities detained a former police officer accused of leading the armed wing of the violent Juarez Cartel in northern Me...

Governor's Bodyguards Found Mutilated In Mexico

AP | Posted 08.16.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Police on Wednesday found the dismembered bodies of two bodyguards who worked for the governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo...

American Found Among Mass Grave Victims In Mexico

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — An American was found among the 193 corpses recovered in April in mass graves in Mexico near the U.S. border, a U.S. official said...

Report: 70 Percent Of Guns Seized in Mexico Originate In U.S.

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- About 70 percent of the guns seized in Mexico and submitted to a U.S. gun-tracing program came from the United States, according to a r...