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Smugglers Used This Bazooka To Fire Drugs Into The U.S.: Mexican Police

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 09.20.2016 | World

Mexican police say they’ve uncovered a 10-foot-long bazooka that investigators believe was used for shooting drugs from Mexico to the U.S. Officers ...

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.

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...

Mexico: Drug Cartel Forced Members To Eat Human Hearts

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2015 | World

By Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY, Jan 6 (Reuters) - A vicious Mexican drug gang forced some members to eat the hearts of murder vict...

Mexican Vigilantes: Caught Between Cartels and U.S. Drug Consumers

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

Public opinion polls show that the majority of Mexicans believe self-defense is the best way to protect your community and a larger majority sees nothing wrong with vigilante justice. One could argue that such an outcome is predictable in a country where 105,000 people are kidnapped for ransom every year, where criminal groups blackmail one of every 10 Mexicans and 96 percent of recorded crimes go unpunished.

33 Mutilated Corpses Found In Hidden Graves

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

By Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY, Nov 22 (Reuters) - At least 33 mutilated corpses have been found buried in an area of western Mexico whe...

Will Mexico City Soon Have Marijuana Clubs?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

The Mexico City council is considering the legalization of cannabis plants and the creation of private marijuana smoking "clubs" as it mulls controver...

Molly O'Toole

Another Loser In Gun Reform's Failure: Mexico | Molly O'Toole | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

In the debate over reforming U.S. gun laws, opponents and supporters cite powerful statistics: 26 dead, 20 of them children, in the Sandy Hook Element...

PHOTO: 7 Executed And Left On Mexican Roundabout

Posted 03.26.2013 | World

A gruesome photo out of Mexico appears to show the bodies of seven men, propped up in plastic chairs on a busy traffic circle. All appear to have been...

Teun Voeten Declares War in Mexico

Harris Silver | Posted 02.03.2013 | Books
Harris Silver

Narco Estado: Drug Violence in Mexico, by Teun Voeten, takes a thorough look at the drug violence in Mexico. For the past two decades Voeten has been covering conflicts around the world. According to him, "Nothing compares to the recent drug violence in Mexico."

Lawmaker Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

By Noe Torres MEXICO CITY, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A leftist Mexican lawmaker on Thursday presented a bill to legalize the production, sale...

Everything You Need To Know About Mexico's Notorious Zetas

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Mexico says it has killed the leader of the brutal Zetas drug gang, the most powerful kingpin to fall in a six-year battle against...

Milestones In Mexico's War On Drugs

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

Below are some milestones since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006 and declared war on powerful drug cartels. About 60,000 peopl...

Mexican Police Find 16 Bodies With Signs Of Torture

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Police found the bodies of 16 people dumped in a vehicle on Monday in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero, o...

Mexico Makes MAJOR Arrest

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

By Lizbeth Diaz and David Alire Garcia MEXICO CITY, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Mexico has captured a leader of the country's Gulf Cartel in on...

The Silent But Deadly War on Drugs

Gretchen Burns Bergman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Gretchen Burns Bergman

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngWe spend billions of dollars on the war on drugs while communities are collapsing because of unemployment, yet neither Republicans nor Democrats will even discuss the failed punitive prohibitionist policies of the drug war.

To Win the Drug War: Follow the States

Richard Branson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Richard Branson

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe war on drugs has had a devastating impact in the U.S. Yet, as Republicans and Democrats gather at their national conventions, neither party has taken a strong stand on the critical need to support drug policy reform. And that's surprising. Drug reform is not a partisan issue. For Republicans, reform efforts both ensure and secure states' rights and at the same time minimize waste of limited federal dollars. For Democrats, minorities who make up a large portion of their constituency disproportionately bear the greatest burden of current drug policies. And a Gallup Poll this past year found that fully 50 percent of Americans now support legalizing marijuana.

Mexico Arrests Wrong Man In High Profile Drug Case

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, June 22 (Reuters) - Mexico on Friday admitted it had mistakenly claimed to have captured a son of Mexico's most wanted drug lord, Joaqu...

5 Severed Heads Found In Northern Mexican City

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Mexican police in the northern city of Torreon found the severed heads of five people killed in a suspected outbreak ...

Mexico and Its Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Philip Seib

As Mexico's economy grows, so too will its role in the world, and if it wants to be a leader in the global community it will need to assert itself on global issues such as climate change.

Mexico Seizes 1000 Tons Of Meth Ingredients

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican army has seized a cache of over 926 tons (840 metric tons) of precursor chemicals used to make methamphetamines, one of the...

Mexico's Last Stand

David Perez | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
David Perez

Mexico will elect a new president in 2012. Facing mounting pressure to change course, Calderon's successor may choose scale back the anti-drug offensive return the country to its pre-2006 days. But that would be a mistake.

Mexico Fires 3,200 Federal Police Officers

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MEXICO CITY - Mexico's federal police agency has fired nearly 10 percent of its force this year for failing checks designed to detect possible co...

The Only Thing Drug Gangs and Cartels Fear Is Legalization

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

If you believe the way to deal with the human appetite for intoxication is to criminalize and militarize, then blood is on your hands. How many people have to die before we take the drugs trade back from murderous criminal gangs?

Mexico Drug War Beheadings Follow Al Qaeda Playbook

McClatchy | Tim Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CUERNAVACA, Mexico -- The preferred form of cruelty by drug cartel henchmen is to capture enemies and behead them, a once-shocking act that has now be...