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Mexicos Drug War

Mexico's Most Violent Cartel Is Now Without a Leader, But That May Not Be a Good Thing

Colin Wolfgang | Posted 09.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Colin Wolfgang

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.

Anna Sanders

PHOTOS: Mexican Poet Leads Anti-Drug War Protest In NYC | Anna Sanders | Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Javier Sicilia took one last drag on his cigarette before tossing it in front of a downtown HSBC bank branch. He then strode into the bank...

Caravan to Highlight Failed Drug War and Victims on Both Sides of the Border

Javier Sicilia | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Javier Sicilia

On August 12, I will join dozens of others who have lost loved ones to the senseless drug war in Mexico to embark on the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity.

Santa Muerte: The Extraordinary Devotion To Mexico's Saint Of Death (PHOTOS)

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 03.08.2012 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

While tens of thousands of Mexicans have lost their lives in the ongoing drug war, millions more have become devoted to Saint Death.

Who Lost Mexico?

Moisés Naím | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Moisés Naím

Not too long ago Mexico was regarded as the Latin American nation most likely to become a developed country. Now it is commonly seen as a nation where some of the most powerful and ruthless criminals reside.

Terrorist Or Activist? A Young Colombian, Gabriel Gonzalez, Fights For His Country, His Reputation (VIDEO)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Last week Tom Brokaw presented a human rights award to Gabriel Gonzalez. The thoughtful young man then flew home to Colombia, where he is charged with being a terrorist and faces seven years in prison.

Mexico Decriminalizes Small-Scale Drug Possession

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin on Friday – a move that prosecutors say makes sense eve...

Mexico's Prisons: Complete With Pizza Delivery, Prostitutes, And Rampant Drug Trade | MARC LACEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY The surveillance cameras captured it all: guards looking on nonchalantly as 53 inmates many of them associated with one of Mexico's most n...

Mexican Drug Cartels Spread Their Tentacles Into 47 Nations

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan drug boss Juan Jose "Juancho" Leon was summoned by Mexican traffickers for what he was told was business. Instead, d...

Mexico Drug War: Government To Decriminalize Minor Drug Use

Los Angeles Times | Tracy Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Mexico City -- Could Mexican cities become Latin Amsterdams, flooded by drug users seeking penalty-free tokes and toots? That is the f...

Mexico Election: Drug War Plays Big Public Role For First Time

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — When Mario Anguiano successfully ran for mayor of Colima three years ago, no one much cared that his brother and cousin were in pr...

Drug War: Mexico Military FInds One Of Counry's Largest Meth Labs

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico — The Mexican Navy gave reporters a firsthand look Tuesday at what they described as one of the largest methamphetamine labs...

Mexico Cocaine Hidden in Sharks

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

map locator The Mexican Navy says it has seized more than a tonne of cocaine hidden inside the carcasses of frozen sharks....

Mexico Drug War: Drug Lawyer Who Was Tortured Seeks US Asylum

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN ANTONIO -- Lawyer Ernesto Gutierrez fled Matamoros, Mexico, to the U.S. last year after the much-feared Los Zetas enforcement wing of the Gulf Car...

Juan Manuel Jurado Zarzoza, Gulf Cartel Kingpin, Arrested At Cancun Resort

AP | Sara Miller Llana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican army has captured 25 gunmen in northern Mexico who witnesses say disguised themselves as soldiers. The men were captu...

Drug War: Mexican Police Standoff With Mexican Federal Agents

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — In a hair-raising standoff that sent motorists scrambling for cover, municipal police pulled their guns on masked federal agents i...

Mexico Detains 10 Mayors For Alleged Drug Ties

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Federal forces detained 10 mayors and 18 other officials Tuesday for allegedly protecting one of Mexico's most violent drug cartel...

Raymundo Almanza Morales, Drug Suspect On Most-Wanted List, Captured In Mexico

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Soldiers have arrested a suspected drug cartel member listed among Mexico's 37 most-wanted traffickers, the Defense Department sai...

Tijuana: Body Found On Fire, Head Wrapped In Packing Tape

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TIJUANA, Mexico — Police found a body in flames dumped along a main thoroughfare on the outskirts of this violent northern border city, authorit...

US Police Will Train Mexican Drug Officials In Cartel Fight

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. and Mexico are drawing up plans to dispatch up to 300 former U.S. law enforcement officials to Mexico later this year to train thousands of M...

Obama, Calderon Pledge To Fight Drug War

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon are pledging to work together on challenges confronting both countrie...

Mexican Drug War: 10 Shocking Facts

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In anticipation of President Obama's trip south this week -- first to Mexico on Thursday and then to the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tob...

Alan Bersin To Be Named US 'Border Czar' To Watch Mexican Border

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EL PASO, Texas — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano named a former federal prosecutor Wednesday to the new post of "border czar" to ov...

The Term "Man Caused Disasters" Sounds Weak, but the "War on Terror" Has Always Been Weaker

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

President Obama knows the United States has been losing these wars and also knows the terrible impact these wars have had on a group of people when they are labeled and targeted.

Washington Post Launches Series On Mexico's Drug War

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Washington Post has launched a year-long series -- "Mexico at War" -- that will take a closer look into the Mexican drug war and offer snapshots o...