jesus murillo karam

americas

Forensic Study Calls Bullshit on Government's Version in the Missing Mexican Students Case

The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team found no evidence of the kind of fire required to support the government's earlier conclusion that the students were incinerated at a garbage dump. This is the second external study to demolish that version.
Melissa del Pozo
2.10.16
mexico

The Year in Mexico’s Drug Wars: A Jailbreak, a Chocolate Cake, and a Washed-Up Strategy

Drug lord Chapo Guzmán's escape from a maximum-security prison overshadowed the arrest of other capos and underlined how few new ideas the government has brought to the fight against Mexico's cartels.
Nathaniel Janowitz
12.28.15
americas

'He Is Responsible': Parents of Missing 43 Students to Meet Mexican President Today

The meeting comes two days before the first anniversary of the police attacks on the students that also killed six people. Parents also began a 43-hour fast on Wednesday.
Gabriela Gorbea
9.24.15
americas

Mexico Arrests 'Material Author' of Attack Against Missing Students, But Offers No Details

Mexico's national security commissioner did not reveal what makes detainee Gildardo Lopez Astudillo the 'author' of the attacks that left 43 young men missing. Later, an Argentine forensics group confirmed the death of a second student.
Melissa del Pozo
9.17.15
mexico

‘He’s Not Dead,’ Says a Father After Mexico Identifies a Second Missing Student

Ten months after the first of the missing 43 students was identified, Mexico's attorney general said the second young man positively ID'd is Jhosivani Guerrero de la Cruz, 20.
Melissa del Pozo
9.17.15
americas

Could Mexican Officials Eventually Face Charges for Failings in Missing Students Case?

Despite the damning report by an independent panel, a government official defended the original investigation this week. President Enrique Peña Nieto said he would meet parents of the missing as the one-year mark approaches.
Melissa del Pozo and Daniel Hernandez
9.10.15
mexico

'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.
Daniel Hernandez
7.13.15
mexico

Loophole Means Governor Who Resigned Over Missing Students Could Return to Office

Angel Aguirre stepped down six months ago after mounting protests over the missing 43. Now, in a political loophole, he could return to office on Friday night.
Melissa del Pozo
4.23.15
americas

Parents of Mexico’s Missing 43 Students are Asking a Local Drug Lord for Help Finding Their Sons

Six months after the Ayotzinapa students disappearance in the town of Iguala, Mexican authorities have concluded their investigation, but a group of parents is hoping a cartel leader will provide answers.
Melissa del Pozo
4.1.15
mexico

Widow of Ayotzinapa Student Whose Face Was Mutilated Is Still Waiting for Justice

Julio Cesar Mondragon left a daughter and a partner who tells VICE News she doesn't believe the government's story of what happened six months ago today in Guerrero. After police opened fire, Mondragon was found on a street with his face removed.
Melissa del Pozo
3.26.15
americas

Rebuked Over Missing Students Case, Mexican Attorney General Steps Down

Jesus Murillo Karam is the first high-profile exit from the cabinet of President Enrique Peña Nieto. It came the day after the five-month march since the disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa Normal School students, as thousands more marched in their memory.
Melissa del Pozo and Andrea Noel
2.28.15
VICE News

Leader of Knights Templar Cartel 'La Tuta' Is Captured in Mexico

Servando Gomez Martinez, known as "La Tuta," had been isolated in recent months under pressure from federal forces and the community militias known as autodefensas.
Daniel Hernandez and David Agren
2.27.15
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