Rogelio Portillo Jaramillo, a member of the Mexican president's MORENA party, denied the allegations to VICE World News.
“You’ve found the heart of the mafia,” one cartel member in the state of Michoacán told us. “If I were you, I wouldn’t have come here.”
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is under fire for his methods on fighting corruption, and recently-released videos of his own brother accepting bags of cash aren't helping.
The move is an attempt by AMLO's government to claw back a semblance of control in the violence-plagued state, but it gives an opening to a rival cartel.
Mexico is slowly inching toward the decriminalization of abortion, propelled by a strong activist movement and shifting politics toward the left.
“Mexico is in this situation because we border the biggest illegal drug consumption market in the world”
The man was arrested in Agua Prieta, on the Mexican border with Arizona, with four assault-style weapons, spent magazines, high-caliber ammo, and two people bound and gagged in his car.
“This defeat is going to be very costly for López Obrador and will probably result in the resignation of his security secretary”
Mexico's most formidable cartel just killed at least 14 cops and wounded 9 more, using armored vehicles and high-powered rifles.
If Trump makes good on his late-night tweets, American automakers, and their customers, will feel the pain.