Makes it less likely the head of the Sinaloa cartel will be swiftly extradited to the U.S.
The past year has seen a decline in murders in Mexico’s brutal drug war, but a rise in kidnappings and the growth of self-defense vigilante militias
Legislators in Mexico City, the largest city in North America, are preparing to push through certain measures that would decriminalize and regulate the consumption of marijuana in the Mexican capital, a move that may speed up pot …
Mexican marines arrested the boss of the country’s cruelest drug cartel early Monday, a triumph for the Mexican government even as the bloody drug war shows few signs of slowing. Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, the notorious …
When former Mexican President Felipe Calderón waged his war on drug cartels, the media were guaranteed a crime photo op every few weeks. Alleged gangsters were thrust before the press along with heaps of guns, money and …
Frustrated by the government’s lack of progress against criminal gangs, local communities are fielding their own security forces
As the crackdown on narcotics in Central America becomes increasingly messy, the best hope for success may lie in pushing drug traffic elsewhere
Smugglers are using improvised cannons to shoot marijuana packs over border.
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The U.S. ambassador in China gets cornered; Uruguay pushes ahead with legalizing pot
With director Oliver Stone’s penchant for unhinged narco-mayhem, Savages, based on Don Winslow’s 2010 novel, is likely to illustrate why keeping weed illegal no longer makes legal, fiscal or even moral sense.
Uruguay’s proposal to legalize marijuana sales – and make its government the sole seller – reflects a growing worldwide urge to find new and less violent solutions to an old but deadly drug war