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What It's Like to Go Undercover as a Mexican Drug Lord

"They're more addicted to drug money than they are to drugs."<p>Celerino Castillo III promised himself he'd become a federal drug agent after seeing a fellow soldier overdose while fighting in Vietnam. Now a former DEA agent, he tells us about what he saw while undercover and why he doesn't think drug …

Drug Trafficking

GOP faces rural rebellion over Trump trade agenda

WASHINGTON — From his dairy farm in southeastern Nebraska, lifelong Republican Ben Steffen believed Donald Trump meant what he said on the campaign trail about ripping up U.S. trade agreements.<p>So Steffen, who produces milk, beef, soybeans, corn and wheat, wasn't shocked when Trump pulled America …

Jeff Flake

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an acclaimed children’s book author — “Officer Buckle and Gloria” won a Caldecott Medal in 1996 — and their apartment in San Francisco had …

Dine Outdoors Like a French Family: 12 Ideas to Steal

How does a French family dine outdoors? In style, of course, with a certain insouciant mix of high-low: Outdoor furnishings that look just as good …

Landscaping

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

Morphine, mercenaries and cash: My secret Cold War mission in the Congo

<b>The Congolese army and mercenary column advancing towards Stanleyville, Nov. 28, 1964. (AP/Mannock)</b><p>My clandestine charge on behalf of the U.S. was to build a mercenary navy and defeat the Communist-backed rebels<p>James M. Hawes • Mary Ann Koenig<p>March 31, 2018 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Sometime in 1965, I landed in …

These photographs of prisoners’ tattoos were collected by Arkady Bronnikov from the mid-1960s­ to mid-1980s. An expert in criminalistics, he visited correctional institutions across the Soviet Union to collect photos to help to understand the tattoos’ language, and to identify and catch criminals.

Soviet Union

A new home, somewhere else

A new home, somewhere else<p>Marshallese move to Arkansas seeking a better life<p>A new home, somewhere else<p>Marshallese move to Arkansas seeking a better …

World Peace

Mr. President, Mexico Has Paid for Your Wall Many Times Over

US relations with Mexico are chilly these days, but what else is new? The US has abused its neighbor for most of two centuries, including one of the …

Immigration

The insect that painted Europe red

Truly vibrant red was elusive for many years: until a mysterious dye was discovered in Mexico. Devon Van Houten Maldonado reveals how a crushed bug became a sign of wealth and status.<p>Although scarlet is the colour of sin in the Old Testament, the ancient world’s elite was thirsty for red, a symbol …

Mexico City

The 25 Most Important Bourbons Ever Made

If you asked a spirits expert a quarter century ago to name the most important bourbons ever made, they might have wondered whether America’s …

Whiskey

Meet The Mysterious And Uncontacted Residents Of North Sentinel Island

The Sentinelese tribe have remained on their North Sentinel Island, almost completely uncontacted for nearly 60,000 years. Anyone who has tried to …

What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like, and How We Know It

A common joke has Americans overawed by people with British accents. It’s funny because it’s partly true; Yanks can grant undue authority to people …

Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.

INTUTO, Peru — Amadeo García García rushed upriver in his canoe, slipping into the hidden, booby-trapped camp where his brother Juan lay dying.<p>Juan writhed in pain and shook uncontrollably as his fever rose, battling malaria. As Amadeo consoled him, the sick man muttered back in words that no one …

A 17-year-old YouTube star insulted a notorious drug lord. The teen was found with at least 15 bullet wounds.

Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales was born in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, a center for cartels and the land of notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Lagunas grew up never knowing his father. His mother left him with his grandmother as a child.<p>Lagunas left his hometown at the age of 15 without …

Social Media

The “True Size” Maps Shows You the Real Size of Every Country (and Will Change Your Mental Picture of the World)

We all understand, on some level, that as adults we must go back and correct the oversimplifications we learned as schoolchildren. But for a sense of …

Maps

By All Means Necessary: How Boogie Down Productions Was Formed Against All Odds (Video)

“You could call a man a bum with disgust on your morning run. ‘Cause he lives outside in the street, you don’t know this, but you’ve failed to …

Alexander Armstrong: The best place I've ever been, and why I don't do hotels anymore

<b>Alexander Armstrong, the comedian and actor/singer, reveals his greatest luxury, his lingering dread and why he doesn't do hotels anymore.</b><p>I like having a purpose<p>...when I’m on holiday, but guilt-driven tourism is not for me. I’d take lying by the pool doing nothing over aimlessly wandering the …

Amalfi Coast

Proof This Shoe Style Goes With Anything

You've heard it a million times, and the reason is that it's true: Black ankle boots go with <i>everything</i>. Denim? Check. Your favorite miniskirt? Check. …

Clothing

THREE PAIRS OF WINTER BOOTS TO WEAR NOW

Though we at MR PORTER do love hopping around in sneakers, desert boots and loafers in the summer, when things take a turn for the colder, only boots …

Gonorrhea rates in Australia up 63% in 5 years, data show

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rates of new gonorrhea diagnoses among Australians rose 63% in just five years, reveals a new report on the nation's sexual health.<p>Australian health experts highlighted the alarming rise -- from 62 to 101 infections per 100,000 people -- and the need for people to be more aware of the …

Public Health

The Man Who Thought He Could Fix Afghanistan

To get something done in Afghanistan, you need to know Scott Guggenheim. But even the ultimate fixer isn’t sure anyone can solve the country’s problems.<p>KABUL—On November 9, 2016, Scott Guggenheim, a longtime American adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, rose early with the sun, got into an …

How Julián Castro Bet on 4-Year-Olds to Transform San Antonio

The former mayor created an elite pre-K program to make his city’s economy stronger.<p>Jennifer Martinez Young’s 8-year-old daughter, Addison, blitzes through books: Lisa Yee’s <i>DC Super Hero Girls</i> novels, the <i>Rainbow Fairies</i> and <i>Mariella Mystery</i> series. Just starting third grade, she’s reading at almost …

2 brothers found at Lockport construction site were shot: Coroner

Two construction workers who were found dead at an unfinished townhouse they were working on in Lockport this week each suffered a fatal gunshot wound, the Will County Coroner's office said.<p>Following an autopsy Wednesday, the office identified the men as brothers Marco Ceja-Sanchez, 37, and David …

The Last Gasps of Texas German

Nearly 15 years ago at a diner in Texas, linguistics professor Hans Boas recognized a dialect of German he'd never heard before. It was Texas German. In a few decades, it will be extinct.<p>In 2001, Hans Boas was eating lunch in a diner deep in Central Texas. A couple of tables over, he heard a group …