The hitman talked about the Zetas’ relationship with local politicians in the state of Veracruz, the cartel’s wars with rivals, and the toll his “work” has taken on his personal life.
Juan Santos Carrera had only recently left his job as a Veracruz correspondent for the Televisa conglomerate, and was preparing to start his own local newspaper in the state known as the deadliest for reporters in Mexico.
Mexico's largest dissident teachers union CNTE carried out attacks against electoral offices in five states. A strike in Oaxaca is affecting 1 million students, as federal officials bowed to a demand on education reform.
Residents of Argentina's farming communities are concerned by a growing list of health problems that some attribute to the ubiquitous use of agrochemicals sprayed on soybean fields.