How One of Mexico's Biggest Cartels Is Trying to Dominate the Country's Wildest West
In a shift in the drug war, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generation is confronting rivals in southwestern Mexico, and fighting the government.
A Dirty Ex-Cop-Turned-Gun Dealer Fueled Brutal Violence on the Mexico Border
A gun-trafficking case involving ex-law enforcement exposed the lie at the heart of Trump's race-baiting over the migrant caravan.
Real Mexican Drug Traffickers Find ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Nostalgic and Relatable
“I’m a clown compared to the drug traffickers in the series, but there is some resemblance there—or at least I can see myself in them.”
Jorge Damián Méndez Lozano
How Cocaine-Fueled Corruption Helped Spark the Migrant Caravan
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.
A Tarantino-Inspired Filipino Filmmaker Takes on Duterte’s ‘Death Squads’
‘Manila Death Squad’ is funny and beautiful—until it gets super dark.
Why Police in the Philippines Are Using a Country Song for an Anti-Drug Campaign
There's a thriving country music scene in the Philippine mountains, and the Philippine National Police want to use it to help fight Duterte's drug war.
Desus & Mero
Desus and Mero Talk About Trump's Bizarre Phone Call with Duterte
The US president reportedly congratulated the Filipino leader on "the unbelievable job" he's done leading the country's drug war.
A ‘Hacker’ Exposed a Mexican Drug Lord, Now He's Trying to Save His Own Life
The computer engineer secretly shot video of the purported heir to Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán and was reported to be living in the US under government protection. In fact, he’s stuck in Mexico.
I Smoked Weed Three Times and Ended Up in Rehab Hell
"It was such shell shock that... it was just like my bowels froze, my brain froze."
The CIA Created a Hotbox That Can't Get You High
In the 1970s, America's top intelligence agency created super skunky fake weed and burned it as part of a drug abuse program that toured the country.
How the IRS Screws Legal Weed Businesses
The IRS targets legal cannabis businesses. Now the industry is fighting back.
A Mother, Serving 15 Years for Marijuana, Makes Last-Minute Plea for Freedom
Crystal Munoz is nine years into a 15-year sentence for possession of marijuana, a crime she says she never committed. With President Obama's time in office coming to an end, she fears this is her last chance for clemency—and her last chance to reunite...