miguel angel osorio chong
Mexico was one of three nations that asked the UN to call a special session to discuss drug policy at a time when many believe criminalization is fueling the country's brutal drug wars.
In the week since Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was sent back to the prison from which he escaped in July, a cascade of revelations has shown drug trafficking infamy to be inextricably mixed up with Hollywood celebrity culture.
Mexico's interior minister says the drug lord has not yet been returned to the cell because the tunnel he fled through, that began in his shower stall, has not yet been completely blocked up.
The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed Mexico's record on abuses, torture, and illegal executions, saying 'I wish everyone could meet' victims of state violence in the country.
The leaflets show three photos of 'Chapo' Guzman, including a recent mugshot, and offer a reward of $3.8 million for information leading to his capture.
The footage is meant to silence theories on a larger cover-up for Guzman's escape. It shows the inmate pacing, putting on shoes, ducking in his shower, and disappearing.
US-anti drug agents informed Mexico that "potential operations to free Guzman" were in play almost right after he was arrested. Mexican officials said they had no such warnings.
Joaquin Guzman's cinematic escape from the Altiplano federal prison in Mexico painfully exposes the weaknesses of President Enrique Peña Nieto's government.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who became a top boss of the powerful Sinaloa cartel after a previous escape from a Mexican prison in 2001, is on the loose once again.
Since Sunday's leak, documents reveal that Mexico is by the far the Italian's company biggest client, paying $6.3 million for software that digital rights advocates say are illegal under Mexican law and could harm citizens' privacy.
A Mexico City newspaper said as many as 70 political attacks have occurred since February, as Mexico prepares to elect 500 lawmakers, nine governors, and hundreds of local office-holders.
Mexican military and federal forces chased suspects to a ranch, where gunfire erupted that lasted three hours and left 43 dead. The killed suspects are said to be tied to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
Dozens have been killed in Mexico’s northeastern border state in recent weeks, a brutal wave of violence that resembles what occurred in 2010 during the peak of the drug war.
By David Agren
Alfredo Castillo was sent to Michoacan one year ago, on personal orders from President Enrique Peña Nieto. Today, local cartel chief 'La Tuta' remains at large and self-defense militias are battling each other in fatal shootouts.
Reforms at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City prompted normally straight-laced students to take to the streets in huge numbers.