Central American women are regularly kidnapped by Mexican gangs to work in brothels and serve drug lords. Most never make it out. One did, and this is her story.
The murder victim, Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa, previously served as the personal attorney for Osiel Cardenas Guillen, the leader of the notorious Gulf Cartel.
Edgar Valdez Villareal became a somewhat larger-than-life figure after his arrest in 2010 when he smirked before news cameras and boasted that a movie would be made about his life in the drug world.
With hundreds of unsolved disappearances, rampant extortion, frequent kidnappings, and no fewer than 14 journalists killed in the past five years, a climate of fear governs Veracruz.
It's an unprecedented feat of counter-surveillance in the ongoing technological arms race between Mexican and American authorities and cartels.
Gunmen hijacked and torched cars to blockade streets in Reynosa after the suspected leader of a Gulf cartel faction was captured Friday.
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.
Venga a comer el coctel de camarones más grande del mundo a la tierra de las masacres más terribles de México
For one day, a Mexican town devastated by years of drug cartel violence attempted to replace the smell of death with the smell of fish.