Drug War

Mexico’s last penal colony starts new life as nature center

It’s unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often...
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Mexico’s new government strikes Jalisco cartel finances

New Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is taking aim at the finances of the powerful Jalisco cartel in what a top anti-money laundering official...
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Mexican ruling party to present bill this week for recreational marijuana use

Mexico’s next interior minister plans to submit a bill to create a medical marijuana industry and allow recreational use, the Congress website showed on Tuesday,...
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Mexico defense chief says legalizing opium ‘way out’ of violence

Mexico’s defense minister said on Friday legalizing opium for medicinal use could contain violence caused by drug gangs fighting over poppy fields and trafficking routes...
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'A country now of mass graves': The gruesome details of Mexico's escalating drugs war

‘A country now of mass graves’ Mexico’s escalating drugs war

It is a country where so many people are being killed that there simply isn’t enough room to bury all the bodies. Escalating violence from...
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Thousands protest in Guadalajara after brutal killing of film students

Thousands of people gathered in Mexico’s second-largest city Thursday to protest the deaths of three film students who were killed and dissolved in acid in...
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Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades

Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017, a 27 percent increase over 2016....
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Mexico’s murder rate exceeds many countries at war

Mexico had the second-highest number of murders last year among countries considered in “armed conflict,” more than Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report published...
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Women fall victim to violence in Mexico’s decade-old war on drugs

Denisse Velasco has been suffering from acute anxiety since spring, when she narrowly escaped being abducted from a busy street in Guadalajara, Mexico. She was...
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Mexican Police Capture Zeta Cartel’s Leader

Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once...
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Mexico Supreme Court Rules States Have No Right to Legislate Cartels

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (June 24, 2013) that no state, or the Federal District, may pass local laws targeting organized crime, such as...
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