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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Who Is ‘El Chapo’ And How Did He Become A Dark Legend In Mexico?

Chicago compared him to Al Capone. Forbes Magazine listed him as one of the richest men in the world. And in Mexico, he was a renegade outlaw whose exploits were the stuff of legend and song.

July 13, 2015
Protesting to free political prisoners held in Mexico City (Montecruz Foto via Flickr)

We Must Not Let Mexico Become A Failed State

America needs to consider all options for stabilizing Mexico — including legalization.

December 17, 2014

Prosecutors Unseal Plea Agreement With Mexican Drug Cartel Leader

By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Just over a year ago, the highest-ranking leader of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel ever to be arrested on U.S. charges stood in a quiet federal courtroom in Chicago for a secret hearing. Raising his right hand and speaking through a Spanish interpreter, Vincente Zambada Niebla, a top Sinaloa […]

April 11, 2014

On Drug Lord’s Mexican Turf, Lines Blur Among Cops, Pols, Cartel

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Foreign Staff CULIACAN, Mexico — Walk into the command center of Culiacan’s municipal police department, and you see a huge bank of monitors showing closed-circuit images of street corners, captured by 190 or so all-seeing cameras that rotate and zoom. Yet in this city of a million or so inhabitants, home […]

February 28, 2014