Narco Cultura looks into the world of the Mexican drug cartels and how it has spawned a culture that romanticizes and celebrates the bloody exploits of the men behind it. I was able to sit down with Schwarz for an in-depth glimpse into the motivations for this project.
Jon Land moves back and forth from past to present with cinematic ease in all of the books from his Caitlin Strong series, which chronicle the adventures of a female Texas Ranger.
The question is, "Will Hondurans really be safer with thousands of military police walking around armed to the teeth?" Given the history of the military in Honduras and other Latin American countries, it is right to be worried about the answer.
Despite aggressive policies and enforcement actions against every link in the chain of producers, distributors and users, the illicit trade has become more prolific than ever, exacting a painful toll on every area of society it touches.
Is this arrest worthy of the celebrating that is undoubtedly taking place throughout Mexico and many of the border towns on the U.S. side in Texas? What has really been accomplished? For anyone who knows the history of the drug cartels in Mexico, the answer is not much.
It is hard to grasp the image of a $1 trillion drug war, or the 181 tons of cocaine, or hundreds of thousands of guns, to understand the scale of the problem.
By migrating illegally, Ted Nugent is sticking it to Mexico by giving them a taste of their own medicine. Let's see how the Mexicans like it when Ted Nugent tunnels in under the border!
Once reserved to Mexico's notoriously violent north, forced payment by fire is one of the latest ghoulish crime trends to grip Mexico.
Washington has more than a "shared responsibility" in the mayhem that afflicts Mexico and Central America. President Obama should not only discuss drug violence in Mexico and Central America, but also listen to alternatives to the war in drugs such as that of President Pérez Molina.
Dear President Obama, Your official visit to Mexico on May 3 coincides with World Press Freedom Day. As the General Director of Reporters Without Bor...
Peña Nieto's approach, when confronted with intractable problems, is to concentrate on making improvements where feasible and then to wait and see how the problems pan out. But when the smoke clears, investors, journalists, and policymakers may rediscover a grave problem still remains.
so go the ghosts of mexico, part 1, is inspired by the true story of Marisol Valles Garcia -- who made headlines as the "bravest woman in mexico" when she volunteered to be the police chief of Praxedis, Chihuahua, Mexico - despite the execution of former chief Manuel Castro-Martínez.
Given forty years of escalation of the war on drugs in the U.S. and around the world, the global consensus that the policy is a deadly and costly failure, and that policies that hurt our fragile economies must be fixed, we need a new Shafer Commission to develop and recommend a drug policy that saves lives.
So if you can't do away with the U.S. demand, and you can't destroy the current suppliers by legalizing the market, then what? There's a third way. Make it a lot more difficult for the drugs to enter the U.S. No, I'm not talking about U.S. military interdiction efforts.
President Obama's moving speech to unveil his gun control plan is good news for U.S. communities. Another consequence of fixing gun laws has hardly been mentioned though -- the impact it would have south of the border.
By Stephen Engelberg Mexico's regional newspapers are publishing more stories about murders linked to the drug trade, but they remain reluctant to w...