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Mexican vigilantes drive out religious drug cartel from gang-held city

Vigilantes who have driven a quasi-religious drug cartel from a series of towns in western Mexico entered a gang-held city on Saturday and were working with government forces to clear it of cartel gunmen, a leader of the movement has said.<p>Dozens of vigilante group members, who wore white T-shirts …

The Economics of Illegal Drugs

<b>WSJ article gets a lot right and a little wrong.</b><p>A recent article by David Luhnow in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, “Saving Mexico,” contains a lot of good …

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MEXICO has 11 billionaires, according to <i>Forbes</i> magazine. Ten are often pictured smiling at charity dinners and other posh bunfights. One, Joaquín …

Mexican forces struggle to rein in armed vigilantes battling drug cartel

The vigilantes came to violence-torn towns with a simple pitch: Join us and fight back before the cartel kills you.<p>For some in the western state of Michoacan, long a flashpoint in Mexico's drug war, it was an offer they couldn't refuse.<p>They toted guns and called themselves self-defense groups as …

Doing good is not incompatible with making a profit

There are times when more direct incentives than pure philanthropy can provide work most effectively.<p>Doing good and doing well are not incompatible. It is entirely possible to solve very challenging social problems and to make a stellar profit at the same time. Charity is wonderful but there are …

Vanished: The Disappeared of Mexico's Drug War

BENITO JUÁREZ, Mexico — The day that 17-year-old Israel Arenas Durán disappeared began, like most, with his mother making him breakfast. He ate with …

The US war on drugs and its legacy in Latin America

The legacy of the US-funded war on drugs in Latin America is profound even as its impact has been temporary and geographically limited. Since the 1970s, the US has spent more than a trillion dollars attempting to dismantle drug cartels in Latin America. Yet, US-funded aerial fumigation programmes …

The Mexican Mormon War (Drug Cartels vs. Mormons Full Length)

Mexico arrests Jalisco New Generation drug lord El Menchito

<b>Mexican security forces say they have arrested one of the leaders of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.</b><p>Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, known as El Menchito, is believed to be the second-in-command in the criminal organisation led by his father.<p>He was arrested in a major operation that involved dozens …

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'Fast and Furious' Scandal Returns to Haunt Obama

Fast and Furious is back. As if the Obama Administration needed an additional problem, the U.S. Justice Department inspector general said Monday that …

Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals

Some customers got a lot more than a toy with their food at a Pittsburgh McDonald’s, where an employee was arrested yesterday for allegedly selling heroin in Happy Meal boxes.<p>Reports say customers looking for drugs would say “I’d like to order a toy,” at the drive-thru. Then, after paying, they …

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Will 2014 Be The Year Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzmán Is Caught?

In 2013, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was falsely declared dead, rumored to be hiding in Honduras and allegedly admitted to a private hospital after suffering a heart attack. The fact is that the world’s most powerful drug kingpin has not only eluded an international manhunt for yet another year, but …

Waves of violence

<b>An interactive guide to drug crime in Mexico</b><p>Drugs in Mexico<p>1 of 4<p>Reforma; Justice in Mexico Project<p>FOR the first time in Mexico's six-year war on …

Drug War Mexico: A Conversation With Peter Watt (Part One)

The past decade has not been kind to Mexico. Since officially transitioning from one-party rule in 2000, the country has witnessed the perverse effects of neoliberal economic policies, the striking rise in power of locally based drug traffickers, state-sponsored violence that has left tens of …

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Mexican forces catch notorious drugs cartel leader El Tío

Mexican federal forces have detained one of the top four leaders of the Cabelleros Templarios, or Knights Templar, drug cartel in the western state of Michoacán on the same day as the authorities announced a deal that effectively legalises vigilante groups formed to battle the criminal …