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Bolivia le pide a USA que erradique las uvas

Violeta Ayala | Posted 10.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Pisando uvas para hacer vino en California, USA. Uno de los aciertos más grandes del gobierno de Evo Morales, fue el de expulsar a la DEA de Boliv...

El Chapo's Next Escape

John M. Ackerman | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
John M. Ackerman

Sooner or later, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is bound to escape from prison again. In 2001, he did so by hiding in a laundry basket. Last year, after only 16 months of being locked-up, he escaped through a mile long tunnel dug under Mexico´s highest security prison.

Art and The Other Side of Narco Violence

Marisel Moreno | Posted 10.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

The box office success of the film Sicario, which has grossed over 50 million dollars as of Oct. 18, seems to reflect the public's taste for violence and drama, especially at the border. Yet, how much do we really understand about the realities of those living in that space?

Six Months After Student Massacre in Mexico, Global Outrage Fades, But Political Crisis Intensifies

David R. K. Adler | Posted 05.28.2015 | Latino Voices
David R. K. Adler

Six months after Ayotzinapa, the haze of protest fever has cleared, and the long, difficult road to change has come into focus. The pragmatic questions Mexico must ask itself in order to arrive there are ugly. But--short of a revolution--this strategic approach is the only way for Mexico to generate change from below, giving voice at last to the many victims of its ongoing violence.

La Tuta's Knights Templar and the Rise of Narco-Religion in Mexico

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

The recent capture of La Tuta (Servando Gomez), the head of the Knights Templar drug cartel, reminds us that the lethal mix of religion and terrorism isn't peculiar to the Middle East.

Colombia's Peace Talks with FARC: A Political Conspiracy?

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

The future of Colombia had never been so dark and uncertain. Two years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos embarked the country into a negotiation process with the terrorist organization FARC in Habana, Cuba.

What Has Happened to the Mexican Corrido?

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 07.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I think that we need a thorough understanding of the source of the narcocorrido rather than simply blaming the genre for propagating violence.