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Meet The Warlock Who Predicts Trump Is Gonna Lose The Election

He's only been wrong a few times before.<p>Mexico's pre-eminent practitioner of the divinatory arts released his predictions for 2016 on Wednesday, foreseeing that Donald Trump will not become president of the United States and that El Chapo Guzmán will see his last sunrise before the year is …

Donald Trump

A warlock in Mexico has predicted that Donald Trump will not be the 45th president of America.

BuzzFeed’s Nicolás Medina Mora reported that Antonio Vazquez—known across the country as “The Great Warlock of Mexico”—appeared on the popular …

There are so many drug murders in Mexico that overall male life expectancy has dropped

Mexico’s brutal war on drugs is showing up in the country’s public-health data. A study from the University of California, Los Angeles, released Jan. 5, shows that between 2005 and 2010—the height of the federal government’s efforts to eradicate drug cartels—a spike in the country’s homicide rate …

Mexico

Obama's executive action on guns finds warm welcome in Mexico

Mexico has long wanted more help in countering the flow of guns across the border. Background checks could help, many say.<p>Mexico City — President …

The war on drugs is literally killing Mexico

The global war on drugs is killing Mexico: A new study found that violence from the drug war caused Mexico's life expectancy to stagnate — and, in men's cases, drop — after six decades of increases.<p>The study, published in <i>Health Affairs</i>, found that male life expectancy in Mexico fell by about seven …

Battle to stop gun smuggling on US-Mexico border hampered by officials

Watchdog group’s report says lack of cooperation between US and Mexican authorities have hindered efforts to effectively fight trafficking by drug cartels<p>Efforts to combat illegal gunrunning from the United States to Mexico have stumbled in recent years, hampered by a lack of cooperation between US …

Mexico

Why Mexico realizes it must extradite Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

Mexico has agreed to extradite one of its most notorious druglords to the US.<p>Joaquin Guzman, known as "El Chapo," was head of the Sinaloa Cartel. He was captured after a gunfight on Friday. Or rather, re-captured. El Chapo has been in custody twice before, and escaped both times.<p>Observers say the …

Ted Cruz talks about securing the US-Mexico border, but he rarely visits it

He was elected to represent Texas, including its southern border, yet he rarely shows his face there while campaigning for more security and a wall<p>Ted Cruz’s latest commercial, titled “Invasion”, now running in New Hampshire, claims the mainstream media refuses to cover immigration’s economic …

Republicans

How the War on Drugs Came Between the U.S. and Mexico

Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture …

In Mexico, Tens Of Thousands Of Illegal Guns Come From The U.S.

From 2009 to 2014, more than 73,000 guns that were seized in Mexico were traced to the U.S., according to a new update on the effort to fight weapons trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>The figure, based on data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, represents about 70 …

Guns

Watch El Chapo’s Exclusive Interview in Its 17-Minute Entirety

Kingpin videotaped responses to Sean Penn's questions while still in hiding<p>On Friday, January 8th, nearly six months after his escape from Mexico's …

Latin America

Mexico’s Corruption Runs Deeper Than El Chapo

It might be too early to celebrate. Mexico still faces some fundamental problems. So far, no high-level official has been charged in connection with El Chapo’s escape from prison last summer; only midlevel officials have been convicted. Security experts have wondered how Guzmán’s operatives managed …

Mexico

The recapture of El Chapo is much-needed good news for the Mexican government

LAST YEAR was a horrendous one for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was battered by corruption scandals and security failures that tarnished what had been a successful reformist record. None was more embarrassing than the July prison escape of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, a drug cartel capo …

Mexico

With Mexico's 'Chapo' back behind bars, Zambada the last capo standing | Reuters

CULIACAN/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s public enemy No. 1, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was nabbed last week after a gunfight and high speed getaway bid. But his more discreet partner is flourishing, moving tonnes of drugs to the United States and laundering the profits at home.<p>Undated police …

Santa Monica

This Head-Cam Footage From The Raid On El Chapo's Hideout Is Fucking Intense

Dubbed “Operation Black Swan,” the recapturing of Mexican drug kingpin and master escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was not a subtle affair. …

Inside Colombia’s (New) Cocaine Explosion

What looks like a strategic defeat for a major U.S.-backed attack on drug production could also prolong Colombia’s civil war.<p>TORIBÍO, Colombia — …

South America

Alleged drug lord 'La Barbie' to plead guilty to U.S. charges

<b>(CNN) —</b> A one-time Texas high school football player who achieved notoriety as an alleged drug kingpin in Mexico is expected to plead guilty to trafficking charges in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.<p>The unlikely rise of Edgar Valdez Villarreal as an American in the Mexican drug cartel hierarchy made …

Mexico

DEA maps of El Chapo Guzmán control of US drug market

Fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was apprehended in Sinaloa state in northwestern Mexico during a military operation on Friday morning, six months after he escaped from a high-security prison in central Mexico.<p>While the future for Guzmán is uncertain, his Sinaloa cartel is …

Mexico

'El Chapo' Guzmán sent a team of engineers to Germany to devise his elaborate escape tunnel

Ahead of Guzmán's recapture, the pair met in an unnamed Mexican jungle nearly three months after the Sinaloa cartel boss slipped through a hole in his cell's shower floor and down a mile-long custom-engineered tunnel system.<p>Once again proving he deserved the title of "master of tunnels," Guzmán's …

Mexican Authorities Want to Speak With Sean Penn About 'El Chapo' Meeting

ALMOLOYA DE JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexican authorities want to speak with U.S. actor Sean Penn and Latin television star Kate del Castillo, a Mexican law enforcement official told NBC News Sunday.<p>The revelation came a day after Rolling Stone published a secret interview that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman …

Latin America

U.S. border patrol agents to inspect incoming trucks on Mexican soil | Fox News

For the first time, U.S. border authorities will inspect trucks entering the United States on Mexican soil, working simultaneously with Mexican counterparts.<p>The new facility in Tijuana, which aims to reduce congestion and speed cargo crossings into San Diego, overcame resistance in Mexico to …

Mexico

How Mexican officials worked alongside the world's most powerful drug lord

<i>In this excerpt from El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency, journalist Ioan Grillo explains Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera's relationship with federal agents.</i><p>The Sinaloan cartel of Chapo Guzmán and Mayo Zambada, they say, became emboldened by an alliance with federal …

El Chapo's lair: the secluded house at the heart of Mexico's drug war

Joaquín Guzmán was finally cornered in an affluent part of Los Mochis and the scene of the bloody shootout holds portents for the future of the narcotics trade<p>The transformation of the house on the corner of Río Quelite street and Jiquilpan boulevard, in the affluent Las Palmas quarter of Los …

Mexico

These are the features of Mexico's monstrous homemade narco tanks

Narco tanks are homemade armored vehicles, also known in Spanish as "monstruo" for their hulking size. They reached peak popularity in 2011 as the Mexican military seized a garage from the Zetas drug-trafficking organization that was being used to construct the vehicles. At that point, criminal …