Mexican Drug Cartel News
Mexico enacts law targeting disappearances
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a new law aimed at addressing the country's staggering number of unsolved disappearances
US Secretary of State offers Philippine President help with war on drugs, if he changes tactics
During their meeting Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered President Rodrigo Duterte U.S. assistance in his controversial war on drugs -- if he would change tactics. According to senior aide R.C. Hammond, Tillerson made a general offer of help, not specific resources. The goal was to
New Details in Deadly Mexico Nightclub Shooting
Five people were killed, including American Alejandra Villanueva Ibarra, and 15 others were injured when a gunman opened fire in a crowded nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, authorities said.
Son of Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Has Been Kidnapped
El Chapo's 29-year-old son, Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, was one of six people abducted from La Leche restaurant in the Mexican beach resort city of Puerto Vallarta on Monday, a prosecutor announced at a news conference Tuesday.
Judge Targeted by Trump Once Faced Death Threats From Mexican Cartel
The federal judge being attacked by Donald Trump because of his Mexican heritage once faced something much more dangerous than the presumptive Republican nominee’s verbal barbs. In the 1990s, Gonzalo Curiel was targeted for assassination when he was a federal prosecutor working to lock up some of
'Cartel Land' Explores Deadly Consequences of Illegal Drug Trade
Filmmaker Matthew Heineman's Oscar-nominated film gives a chilling depiction of how the U.S.'s growing demand for illegal drugs helps fuel Mexico's drug war.
Pope Francis Calls for 'Open Hearts' During Mass at US-Mexico Border
On the last day of his trip to Mexico, Pope Francis visited a prison, spoke to business leaders and workers, and hosted a Mass near the U.S.-Mexico border. At the border, the Pontiff asked the world to recognize the plight of people who risk their lives to flee violence, extortion and poverty at
New Photos of 'El Chapo' Moments After He Was Captured
In the interview with Sean Penn, the infamous drug lord claims he hasn't done drugs in decades.
Search for 43 Students Yields 129 Other Bodies in Mexico : What We Know
Mexican authorities have discovered 129 other bodies while searching for 43 missing college students over the last 10 months. Authorities have not made a connection between these bodies and those of the 43 young men who disappeared after clashing with police in Iguala, Mexico, on Sept. 26,
Waging War on Heroin in the Suburbs
It was just another school day when Gee Vigna went to wake up her daughter Nicky, who was in high school, but Vigna knew something was wrong the moment she saw her daughter lying in bed. “She was completely gray, her eyes were rolled back in the back of her head and she was frothing at the mouth,”