Nathaniel Janowitz

mexico

Ten years into Mexico’s drug war, the violence in Acapulco rages on

Nathaniel Janowitz
11.10.16
brazil

Massive protests in Brazil end with tear gas, stun grenades, and water cannons

Nathaniel Janowitz
9.6.16
americas

Massive protests in Brazil end with tear gas, stun grenades, and water cannons

The protest — against last week's impeachment of left-wing president Dilma Rousseff and her replacement with veteran conservative Michel Temer — reportedly turned violent after police blocked the progress of the marchers.
Nathaniel Janowitz
9.5.16
americas

Trump's humiliating visit could doom Mexico's president and his party

As the Mexican president prepares to deliver a national address tonight, the question is less about his political future but that of his party
Nathaniel Janowitz
9.1.16
americas

Chile declares health alert over 1.2 million faulty Chinese condoms

The Chilean government wanted to distribute free condoms to help stop HIV, which is rising in the country, and unwanted pregnancies.
Nathaniel Janowitz
8.23.16
crime & drugs

El Chapo's kidnapped sons have been released, reports say

The unconfirmed reports go some way to easing fears of the imminent outbreak of a major war — either within factions of the Sinaloa cartel, or between this group and the rapidly expanding Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
Nathaniel Janowitz
8.22.16
crime & drugs

Taking down Zetas cartel leaders has triggered more violence in Mexico

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.
Nathaniel Janowitz
8.18.16
mexico

El Chapo's legacy hangs in the balance after his son's abduction

The abduction of one of the kingpin's sons has triggered fears of a violent backlash, with reports suggesting another, more important, son might have been kidnapped as well.
Nathaniel Janowitz
8.17.16
mexico

Miss World Mexico's director was killed right after he crowned a new beauty queen

Hugo Rubén Castellanos was found shot dead in a jeep in the state of Sinaloa, where drug cartels have a long history with beauty contests.
Nathaniel Janowitz
8.8.16
crime & drugs

El Salvador rounds up top MS-13 leaders and goes after gang's money

The arrests, which targeted the alleged financial structure behind the Mara Salvatrucha gang, also highlighted the lavish lifestyle of the leadership.
Nathaniel Janowitz
7.29.16
mexico

Mexico's oldest drug lord just left prison

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, aka Don Neto, was transferred to house arrest. He helped found Mexico's first drug trafficking cartel and is serving a sentence for killing a DEA agent.
Nathaniel Janowitz
7.28.16
americas

Two Brazilian fighter jets collide during a security exercise for the Olympics

The Brazilian navy said that one of the pilots managed to land his plane safely, but the other crashed into the sea. A massive search for the second pilot is ongoing.
Nathaniel Janowitz
7.27.16
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