As turf rivalries intensify, violent gangs step up the charm offensive to get locals on their side.
A series of violent incidents last month revealed the deadly power of the cartels, and the weakness of the state.
In Mexico, his sons could struggle to survive.
This does not bode well for overdoses in the U.S.
In a shift in the drug war, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generation is confronting rivals in southwestern Mexico, and fighting the government.
Vigilantes are threatening action as authorities seem unable to stop the rise of homicides and racketeering.
They call it the Cartel of the Suns, and it's no joke.
Despite the drug lord's take down, the narco-trade in Sinaloa is thriving as producers shift from heroin to deadly opioids.
Eduardo Giralt Brun is offering at-risk youths a potential way out of an early grave by playing themselves on screen.
Honduras is being eaten up by the drug cartels and their violence, so it's only natural people want out. That's just the end of a long story.
Since the advent of legal weed, traffic across the US-Mexico border is no longer one-way.