Mexico's opium poppy farmers are fed up with the job's dangers
Opium farmers in the state of Guerrero are starting to complain loudly about toxic fumigation, cartel violence, and poverty. The new activism comes amid tentative political moves towards legalization.
Some Mexicans Have Been Living in Limbo for Years After Fleeing Cartel Violence
The residents of Santa María Sur, in the violence-torn state of Guerrero, fled their tiny village in the middle of the night when warring cartels demanded they join the fight. Today they are living in a scruffy hotel, with little hope of returning home.
Drug Cartels Are Taking Over the Tortilla Business in Mexico
The tortilla industry in the beleaguered state of Guerrero is under attack from local cartels that are kidnapping and killing business owners and workers, as well as using tortilla shops as drug distribution points and lookout posts.
At Least 13 Missing As Another Mass Disappearance Develops in Guerrero, Mexico
With the case of the 43 missing students still looming over the state, Guerrero officials now say another probably mass disappearance took place after unknown men entered a town to 'free' it from a drug gang.
Displaced by Drug Violence in Mexico — and Ready to Vote?
Scores of families have fled their homes in Guerrero, becoming "internally displaced" in the violent conflict over the state's poppy trade. But officials say the midterm summer elections will still go on.
Guerrero, a State Without a Governor, Sees More Protests on Anniversary of Missing 43
The state congress was in session on Monday to appoint a governor, while parents and fellow classmates of the missing 43 students demonstrated to mark seven months since the disappearances.