'Wolf Boys,' a new book by Dan Slater, details the bloody rise and fall of two Texas teenagers who became contract killers for the Zetas, the most violent drug cartel in Mexico, killing dozens of people in the process.
When the government eliminated the bosses of one of the bloodiest cartels, those who were left began fighting — and civilians are paying a high price in blood.
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.
President Enrique Peña Nieto has blocked legislations that reportedly aim to protect the outgoing governors of Veracruz and Quintana Roo from corruption allegations.
The government claims it has crushed the Knights Templar cartel in its bastion in the state of Michoacán. These two fighters tell a different story.
The authorities say the Zetas killed around 150 people inside the Piedras Negras prison, just over the US border, before incinerating the bodies or dissolving them in acid.
The hitman talked about the Zetas’ relationship with local politicians in the state of Veracruz, the cartel’s wars with rivals, and the toll his “work” has taken on his personal life.
The state governor claims there are no vigilante groups in Veracruz, but the armed men who say they are defending their community against the Zetas drug cartel beg to differ.
The number of kidnappings and extortions has reportedly gone down in recent years, but there are now signs of cartels laundering their profits through tequila brands.
Juan Santos Carrera had only recently left his job as a Veracruz correspondent for the Televisa conglomerate, and was preparing to start his own local newspaper in the state known as the deadliest for reporters in Mexico.
The incident on Sunday south of Nuevo Laredo near the US border is the latest involving attacks on Mexican military helicopters by suspected drug cartel gunmen.
Since Friday, violent attacks or gruesome discoveries of corpses have rocked wealthy Nuevo Leon and poverty-stricken Guerrero, where most of the violence was centered in the resort of Acapulco.