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.
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.
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.
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.
Chilapa Disappearances Highlight the Struggle Between Drug Gangs for Mexico’s Poppy Trade
Were they community police, or sympathizers of a rival drug gang? The armed people who took over Chilapa may have also taken at least 14 people who remain missing. Guerrero's governor met with the alleged kidnappers anyway.
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.