After years of decline, Mexico's murder rate is heading back to peak drug war levels
Renewed cartel violence in the first half of this year pushed up Mexico's murder rate by about 15 percent.
crime & drugs
Mexico Just Released a 19-Minute Video About El Chapo’s Recapture
The video reveals some previously unseen footage but leaves several questions unanswered about the operation, and contains an embarrassing mistake.
City Reels After Its New Mayor Is Murdered a Day After She Took Office
Over 70 mayors have been killed over the last ten years in Mexico but while many have been rumored to have made deals with criminal groups, Gisela Mota enjoyed a clean reputation.
crime & drugs
The People Displaced by the Hunt for El Chapo Tell of Helicopter Attacks
Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán narrowly avoided recapture in a mountain raid in October, and also left the navy facing accusations that its efforts to hunt him down included targeting the civilian population.
'Chapo' Prison Break Shows Just How Weak Mexico's Government Really Is
Joaquin Guzman's cinematic escape from the Altiplano federal prison in Mexico painfully exposes the weaknesses of President Enrique Peña Nieto's government.
Mexico Captures, Releases, Then Recaptures ‘El Menchito,’ Son of Powerful Drug Lord
Critics say the recent revolving door for 25-year-old Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez is a stark example of the Mexican justice system's corruption and ineptitude.