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From We're the Millers to The Bridge, Woe Is Mexico -- Couldn't We Pick on Some Other Country for a Change?

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

There are plenty of reasons to hate the movie We're the Millers, starting with Jennifer Aniston's striptease in a ...

Why Mexicans Are Seeking Asylum In The US

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 10.04.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO -- SAN DIEGO (AP) — Elizabeth Silva was walking her younger sister to school when two hooded men burst into her house and pumped three bul...

Marijuana Cops Having Fun In The Forests

Jeffrey Dean Schwartz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Crime
Jeffrey Dean Schwartz

t is ludicrous we waste so much time, energy, manpower and money on marijuana eradication as if it the money flows from a fountain while meth, heroin and child molestation destroy our children.

Syria: A Limited Air Strike Is an Act of War

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

If the Obama administration drags the U.S., kicking and screaming, into another war in the Middle East, then the mounting death and violence in Mexico and Central America are guaranteed to remain a sideshow to the U.S.

Same Old Drug War For Mexico's New Government

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — With the capture of two top drug lords in little more than a month, the new government of President Enrique Pena Nieto is followin...

U.S. Official: Leader Of Brutal Mexican Drug Cartel Captured

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.14.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, was captured before dawn Monday in th...

Mexican Officials Who Allegedly Aided Drug Cartels Go Free

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 07.05.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- A Mexican judge on Thursday ordered the release of five high-ranking army officials accused of aiding a drug cartel after federal prose...

Beauty Queens Become Narco Wives

VOXXI | Johanna Mendelson Forman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Latino Voices

When we think of trophy wives we immediately see an image of a rich old white man with a beautiful young woman on his arm. Not so in Latin America. ...

Extortions On The Rise In Mexico

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.30.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- There has been a huge increase in the number of businesses reporting extortion attempts by drug cartels in Mexico, according to a surve...

Can President Peña Nieto Deliver the Goods?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Breaking the monopoly of Mr. Slim and reforming Pemex would be a good start, and would also serve to demonstrate that the PRI is indeed interested in moving Mexico forward. It will take every ounce of his determination and perseverance to make it a reality.

Cartel 'Queen' Pleads Guilty

AP | Posted 06.24.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI — A Mexican woman known as a drug cartel queen has pleaded guilty in Miami to charges arising from a major cocaine trafficking case. Cour...

WATCH: Rick Perry Blames The Mexicans

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2013 | Latino Voices

It doesn’t take evidence for this Texas governor to start leaning toward a conclusion. News reports suggest a white supremacist group called the...

Matthew Paul Olmos: so go the ghosts of mexico

Jody Christopherson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

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.

Mexican Drug Cartels Penetrate Deeper Into U.S. Than Ever Before

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.01.2013 | Crime

CHICAGO — Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to...

Mexico Vigilantes Tied To Drug Cartel

AP | Posted 03.09.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- A federal prosecutor in Mexico said Friday that a group of vigilantes in western Mexico appears to have links to the Jalisco New Genera...

Killer Who Decapitated Marijuana Thief May Get Just 10-Year Sentence

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 05.07.2013 | Crime

PHOENIX — A man has pleaded no contest to a murder charge in the beheading of a man in Arizona who police say had stolen drugs from a Mexican dr...

26,121 Missing During Mexico's Drug War

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — An official count shows at least 26,121 people were reported missing during the term of President Felipe Calderon, who launched th...

20,000 Missing In 6 Years Of Mexico's Drug War

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 12.23.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Federal police officer Luis Angel Leon Rodriguez disappeared in 2009 along with six fellow police as they headed to the western state o...

Mexico Says More Cartels At Work Than Previously Believed

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 02.17.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's new attorney general said Tuesday that as many as 80 small and medium-size drug cartels are operating in the country, a n...

The 10 Richest Drug Dealers Ever

Posted 10.17.2012 | Money

Who are the richest drug dealers of all time? Celebrity Net Worth has the answer. On Tuesday, the money-minded blog posted a list of the top 20 mos...

'The Cartel' Is Britain's Biggest Drug Gang | Posted 10.15.2012 | Weird News

Longtime tabloid hack and sometime VICE contributor Graham Johnson has written a new book called The Cartel, which explores the behind-the-scenes nefa...

Mexico Says The Drug War Is Working, But Is It?

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Mexico is making progress in its fight against powerful drug cartels and they are becoming ...

WATCH: Filmmaker Aims To Humanize The Drug War Through The Life Of A Mexican Cemetery 'Watchman'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices

Decapitated bodies, blood soaked streets, and mugshots of the cartel leaders behind the violence flash before television audiences, all in an attempt ...

Mexican Cartel Leader 'El Molca' Reportedly Captured

AP | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican police have captured a founding member and leader of a drug-trafficking gang based in western Mexico. Mexican federal police a...

Which Cartels Are Running The Show In Mexico?

The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

Hair-raising reports of grisly murders, often carried out in plain sight, offer chilling reminders to rival drug cartels and intervening authorities i...