Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Mexico’s Last Vigilantes
They beat back the drug cartels, and then the government shut them down.
How Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Lord Broke Out of Prison, Again
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped via a mile long tunnel and a rail-mounted motorbike.
Greenwald: What Portugal Can Teach Us About Decriminalizing Drugs
None of the scenarios touted by opponents—rampant increases in drug use by the young; Lisbon becoming a “drug tourist” haven—has occurred.
'The Cartel' Is Your Annual Reminder that the War on Drugs Isn't Over
In two novels spanning four decades, Don Winslow goes deep on the real-world conflict consuming Mexico.
At Least 39 Killed in Western Mexico Gunfight
The fight was between armed civilians and security forces in an area where drug cartels operate.
Mexican Drug War: Peña Nieto Desperately Needs a Plan
As Peña Nieto’s popularity slumps, Mexicans rank the armed forces as the nation’s most trusted institution.
Colombian Soccer Club Laundered Money for Drug Cartel: U.S. Treasury
The owner of Envigado Futbol Club allowed the Oficina de Envigado crime gang to use its balance sheet to hide profits from drug trafficking, extortion and murder-for-hire
Mexico Captures Son of Cartel Leader 'El Mayo' Zambada
The son, Ismael Zambada Imperial, nicknamed "El Mayito Gordo," was detained by the Mexican army in a town close to the Sinaloan capital of Culiacan.
Mexico Nabs Drug Lord Hector Beltran Leyva in Tourist Town
The drug lord was captured in San Miguel de Allende, a tourist enclave, where he was working as a real estate agent and art vendor
Leader of Tijuana Drug Cartel Captured in Northern Mexico
The government had offered a reward of 30 million pesos ($2.3 million) for information leading to the capture of Luis Fernando Sanchez Arellano, known as 'the engineer'
'Blow' Drug Trafficker George Jung Released From Jail
Jung belonged to the Medellín Cartel and so was involved with roughly 89 percent of the cocaine being smuggled into the U.S.
Mexico Captures Drug Lord Juan Rodriguez Garcia
Juan Rodriguez Garcia was responsible for a recent wave of shoot outs and massacres in the northern state of Tamaulipas
16 and Stoned
Latin America is fed up with deadly drug wars and ready to try anything—even a reality show