Drug lord Chapo Guzmán's escape from a maximum-security prison overshadowed the arrest of other capos and underlined how few new ideas the government has brought to the fight against Mexico's cartels.
In a landmark fight against Mexican Police abuse, a who's who of prominent activists have gathered behind a group of protesters who were arrested and allegedly tortured, and accused of belonging to a subversive group and attempted murder.
The wave of armed attacks, abductions and general violence in the last couple of weeks highlights the failure of multiple security operations in the last year.
In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Daniel Hernandez heads to Almoloya de Juarez to inspect the tunnel that “El Chapo" allegedly used to orchestrate his escape.
The leaflets show three photos of 'Chapo' Guzman, including a recent mugshot, and offer a reward of $3.8 million for information leading to his capture.
“There is still poverty in Guerrero, and while there is still poverty, Ayotzinapa has a reason to exist,” one alumnus of the rural normal school tells VICE News.
At least 31 bodies have been found in a mass grave in a remote ranch in Veracruz state on Mexico’s Gulf Coast.