The bloodbath at a highway blockade has become a symbol of how explosive politics can been in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca. It has also brought criticism raining down on the government’s use of live ammunition.
El Chapo's mother reportedly left La Tuna, a small village in the Sinaloan sierra, in a helicopter fleeing the violence. Locals speak of rising tensions as a rival cartel moves into the territory, led by El Chapo Isidro.
The authorities say that the carelessness of his kidnappers allowed the Olympiakos player to make a phone call to the police shortly after he was abducted in his violence-torn home state of Tamaulipas.
José Refugio Rodríguez disclosed details about the Chapo's legal strategy in the face of possible extradition. He also said the kingpin remains determined to make a movie about his life, and discussed Sean Penn’s betrayal of Kate del Castillo
The private security industry, built to protect the nation’s business and political elites from kidnappings, robberies, and assassinations, is being exposed as a vehicle for the rich and powerful to live above the law.
In tiny mountain hamlets where Chapo grew up in poverty, locals say the kingpin visited his mother several times between his spectacular jailbreak in July and his dramatic recapture last Friday that has left some feeling abandoned.
Over 70 mayors have been killed over the last ten years in Mexico but while many have been rumored to have made deals with criminal groups, Gisela Mota enjoyed a clean reputation.
After many years seemingly fighting a doomed battle, pro-legalizers have the winds of change in their favor as the government prepares a national debate on marijuana. But opponents are also getting more vocal — some of them from surprising places.
The famed creator of the Blanco Bounce first swore when he won the election, then he disappeared for months, and now he's in a scrap with the state governor and the city council he accused of plotting against him.
Latin Americans took to the streets during 2015 to protest against a flurry of staggering corruption scandals across the region. But while they won some battles, it is still far from clear if they can win the war.
Life for the 5,000 inhabitants of Zúltepec was simple, until the town became a ceremonial center housing hundreds of prisoners from a Spanish-led caravan who were ritually sacrificed and probably eaten.
From this 20-inch wide hole a mile from a maximum-security prison, it's anyone's guess where Joaquin Guzman went next.
'We're Still Not Practicing What He Preached': El Salvador Celebrates Oscar Romero’s Beatification as Gangs Wage War
Experiencing an explosion of criminal violence, many Salvadorans cling to the slain archbishop’s message of peace and reconciliation as a source of hope.