February 26, 2016 Issue

Cover story U.S.
Fiction has accustomed us to the idea of mafiosi as criminal animals, mostly uneducated. That's never been the case.
In Focus

Cage Fight

Monterrey, Mexico—Police stand guard on the perimeter of the Topo Chico prison as inmates watch from a rooftop after a riot on February 11. At least 49 inmates died and 12 were injured in the riot, which occurred a week before Pope Francis’s first official visit to Mexico, during which he planned to visit a prison in Ciudad Juárez. One prisoner was shot dead and dozens more were killed in a fight between members of the Zetas drug gang and another gang, involving knives, bottles, chairs and other makeshift weapons, according to Jaime Rodriguez Calderón, governor of Nuevo León state.
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