How Two American Teens Became Assassins for a Mexican Cartel
'Wolf Boys,' a new book by Dan Slater, details the bloody rise and fall of two Texas teenagers who became contract killers for the Zetas, the most violent drug cartel in Mexico, killing dozens of people in the process.
Taking down Zetas cartel leaders has triggered more violence in Mexico
When the government eliminated the bosses of one of the bloodiest cartels, those who were left began fighting — and civilians are paying a high price in blood.
My seven years as a sex slave in Mexican drug cartels
Central American women are regularly kidnapped by Mexican gangs to work in brothels and serve drug lords. Most never make it out. One did, and this is her story.
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.
Mexican Authorities Say They Don't Exist: Meet the Vigilantes Standing Up to the Zetas
The state governor claims there are no vigilante groups in Veracruz, but the armed men who say they are defending their community against the Zetas drug cartel beg to differ.
Tequila Is Being Distilled in the Shadow of Organized Crime
The number of kidnappings and extortions has reportedly gone down in recent years, but there are now signs of cartels laundering their profits through tequila brands.