What It's Like to Be Married to a Mexican Drug Trafficker
"Two days before my daughter was born, they kidnapped my husband's bodyguard. At dawn on the day she was born, we found him hanging from a bridge."
How a Stud Racehorse Helped Sink a Brutal Cartel Boss
A top Los Zetas figure had his brother set up a horse-breeding operation in America to launder cash. Then they started winning big prizes—and the feds got involved.
What It's Like to Lead a Team of Zetas Cartel Hitmen in One of Mexico's Bloodiest States
The hitman talked about the Zetas’ relationship with local politicians in the state of Veracruz, the cartel’s wars with rivals, and the toll his “work” has taken on his personal life.
At Least 52 People Have Been Killed Inside a Prison in Northern Mexico
The governor of Nuevo León, where the prison is located, said the violence began as a fight between two groups of inmates, one of which was headed by a leader of the Zetas drug cartel.
Spain’s Arrest of an Allegedly Corrupt Mexican Governor Highlights Impunity in Mexico
Humberto Moreira is due to appear in a Madrid court on Friday following his arrest in an investigation into money laundering that reportedly also includes evidence that he was working for the Zetas cartel.
How Veracruz Became the Most Dangerous State in Mexico for Journalists
With hundreds of unsolved disappearances, rampant extortion, frequent kidnappings, and no fewer than 14 journalists killed in the past five years, a climate of fear governs Veracruz.