Three mothers and several children, including a baby, have been shot and killed by members of a Chihuahua cartel, say the women's family members.
"He still has capability and resources while his kids run his business for him," Derek Maltz, former Special Operations head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, told Newsweek.
Murders in Mexico by warring cartels reached a record high last year.
National Security Commissioner Renato Sales said the plan was "to recover peace and calm for all Mexicans."
"You bullshit. We are past the colonization stage. Don't fuck with us," he said.
The government's fight against criminal cartels accounted for 23,000 deaths in 2016.
The Philippines is currently involved in a maritime dispute with China over its interests in the South China Sea, although Duterte is attempting to forge closer ties with the country.
The Homeland Security secretary says heroin, cocaine and meth are bigger problems.
The New York Times article, written by Richard C. Paddock, touched on Duterte's childhood.
Young children could face adult charges and even the death penalty.
Sermons in churches throughout the country target the extrajudicial killings as part of the war on drugs.
More than 7,000 people have been killed since Duterte initiated the crackdown last summer.
He recently opined that "good people don't smoke marijuana."
"Duterte wants to make an example of me so that nobody will speak out," says Leila de Lima.
Peru is virtually tied with neighboring Colombia as the world's top cocaine producer.
In Mexico's northern states, life expectancy fell by as much as three years.
The pontiff should recognize that drug prohibition has proved to be a cure far worse than the disease.
None of the scenarios touted by opponents—rampant increases in drug use by the young; Lisbon becoming a "drug tourist" haven—has occurred.
In two novels spanning four decades, Don Winslow goes deep on the real-world conflict consuming Mexico.
Freddie Gray's death was an inevitable consequence of decades of brutal police methods used to wage "The Drug War."
The 49-year-old former teacher is wanted for the 2009 murder of 12 Mexican federal police officers.
Scientists and scholars discussed experiments with psychedelics drugs to treat anxiety, depression, addiction and other issues at a recent conference in New York City.
A keen horseman who used a network of cattle ranches in the northern state of Chihuahua to store shipments of Colombian cocaine, Carrillo took over the Juarez Cartel in 1997 after his brother Amado died during plastic surgery.