Mérida Initiative
The Mérida Initiative (also called Plan Mexico by critics, in reference to Plan Colombia) is a security cooperation agreement between the United States and the government of Mexico and the countries o...
Mérida Initiative - Wikipedia
El Chapo And The Secret History Of The Heroin Crisis
If you wonder why America is in the grips of a heroin epidemic that kills two hundred people a week, take a hard look at the legalization of pot, which destroyed the profits of the Mexican cartels. Ho...
Ohio Mass Killing: Marijuana-Growing Operations Found At Crime Scene
The call ends with Manley’s painful wails as she waits outside the home for authorities to arrive. Six more bodies would be found by the day’s end, all members of the Rhoden family of Pike County, ran...
"El Chapo" Guzman: Sean Penn talks about controversial secret interview with Mexican drug lord
In an interview with Charlie Rose, the actor breaks his silence following his secret trip to Mexico to meet notorious drug lord
Mexico: Dramatic footage captures 'El Chapo' raid
The Mexican goverment released footage of the raid which brought down the notorious drug lord 'El Chapo', Monday. The video shows a fierce gun battle after p...
El Chapo Speaks-A Secret Visit With The Most Wanted Man In The World
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Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman captured in deadly shootout after six months on the lam
In a deadly, predawn shootout, Mexican naval special forces on Friday captured Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman , the world's most sought-after drug lord and commander of a vast narcotics empire that stretc...
The chief hit man of legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar says 'El Chapo is a dead man'
Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, alias "Popeye," is one of few surviving members of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel. He served as the infamous drug kingpin's head of assassins. In an interview with the M...
Mexico releases video of drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s escape
The Mexican government has released a video showing the moment that fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman fled his prison cell via a hole in his shower. The surveillance camera footage shows G...
Revealed: the full scale of Mexico's 'disappearances'
The disappearance of 43 students from the town of Iguala in September caught the world's attention – but a greater number of Mexicans go missing every week as cartels wage their bloody battles and...
U.S. Embassy Warns Citizens to Avoid Mexican Resort of Acapulco - NBC News
The American embassy in Mexico has advised U.S. citizens to avoid Acapulco, a Pacific coastal resort once known for hosting glamorous jet-setters but which has lately been rocked by unrest and violenc...
Friend or Foe? Mexico's Unnerving Vigilantes
After months of fighting between the Grupos de Autodefensa and a powerful drug cartel, a nervous calm has descended over the Tierra Caliente region.
Mexico's Drug War: 50,000 Dead in 6 Years
Since Mexico's President Felipe Calderón began an all-out assault on drug cartels in 2006, more than 50,000 people have lost their lives across the country in a nearly-continuous string of shootouts, ...
Mexican Drug War - Map
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Mexican Drug War
The Mexican Drug War (also known as the Mexican War on Drugs) is an ongoing low-intensity asymmetric war between the Mexican Government and some drug cartels. Since 2006, when intervention with the Me...
Mexican Drug War - Wikipedia
El Chapo And The Secret History Of The Heroin Crisis
If you wonder why America is in the grips of a heroin epidemic that kills two hundred people a week, take a hard look at the legalization of pot, which destroyed the profits of the Mexican cartels. Ho...
Tijuana Cartel
The Tijuana Cartel (Spanish: Cártel de Tijuana) or Arellano-Félix Organization (Spanish: Cártel Arellano Félix - CAF) is now a small Mexican drug cartel based in Tijuana. The cartel once was described...
Tijuana Cartel - Wikipedia
Beltrán Leyva Cartel
The Beltrán-Leyva Cartel (also known as the Beltrán Leyva Organization (BLO); Spanish: Cártel de los Beltrán Leyva (CBL)) was a Mexican drug cartel and organized crime syndicate, headed by the fiv...
Sinaloa Cartel
The Sinaloa Cartel (Spanish: Cártel de Sinaloa or CDS) is one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime syndicate. The Sinaloa Cartel is based primarily in t...
Sinaloa Cartel - Wikipedia
Gun politics in Mexico
Gun politics in Mexico covers the role firearms play as part of society within the limits of the United Mexican States. Current legislation sets the legality by which members of the armed forces, law...
Gun politics in Mexico - Wikipedia
Los Negros
Los Negros ("The Black Ones") was a criminal organization that was once the armed wing of the Sinaloa Cartel and after a switch of alliances, became the armed wing of the sinaloa splinter gang, the Be...
ATF gunwalking scandal
"Gunwalking", or "letting guns walk", was a tactic of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which ran a series of sting operations between 2006 and 2011 in the ...
ATF gunwalking scandal - Wikipedia
Operation Fast and Furious
"Gunwalking", or "letting guns walk", was a tactic of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which ran a series of sting operations between 2006 and 2011 in the ...
Operation Fast and Furious - Wikipedia
Los Zetas
Los Zetas ([los ˈsetas], Spanish for "The Z's") is a powerful and violent criminal syndicate in Mexico, and is considered by the U.S. government to be the "most technologically advanced, sophisticated...
Los Zetas - Wikipedia
Knights Templar (gang)
Knights Templar—Guard of Michoacán (Spanish: Los Caballeros Templarios Guardia Michoacana) commonly known as the Knights Templar Cartel (Spanish: Los Caballeros Templarios) is a Mexican criminal organ...
La Familia Michoacana
La Familia Michoacana, (English: The Michoacán Family) La Familia (English: The Family), or LFM was a Mexican drug cartel and an organized crime syndicate based in the Mexican state of Michoacán. For...
La Familia Michoacana - Wikipedia
Project Gunrunner
Project Gunrunner is a project of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) intended to stem the flow of firearms into Mexico, in an attempt to deprive the Mexican drug cartel...
Juárez Cartel
The Juárez Cartel (Spanish: Cártel de Juárez), also known as the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Organization, is a Mexican drug cartel based in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, across the U.S.-Mexico border from E...
Gulf Cartel
The Gulf Cartel (Spanish: Cártel del Golfo, Golfos, or CDG) is a criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico, and perhaps the oldest organized crime group in the country. It is ...
Gulf Cartel - Wikipedia