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El Chapo is Still a Hometown Hero to Mexicans Who Distrust Their Government


Fusion investigative reporter Mariana Van Zeller went where no journalist is going: deep into the heart of Mexico’s most dangerous region, the northwest state of Sinaloa.

Authorities Vow to Clamp Down on Escalating Violence Against Mexico's Journalists

teleSUR English

In response to a letter from 500 intellectuals worldwide calling on the Mexican government to defend journalists and the freedom of the press, authorities pledged to crack down on violence against media workers.

The Mexican Government Is Being Forced to Reveal Its Most Wanted Criminals

El Daily Post

A resolution passed this week by the nation’s top transparency institute required the Pena Nieto administration to reveal who the top-priority targets are. When it does, the public will be in a better position to evaluate its government’s security efforts.

Vast Hauls of Seized Drugs Incinerated by Authorities Across Mexico

The Telegraph

Authorities in Mexico burned almost 308,000 pounds of seized drugs during a number of incinerations across the country.

Mexico Sees First Conviction of Soldier in Forced Disappearance of Civilian

The Associated Press

A judge in Mexico has handed down the first conviction ever of a Mexican soldier for the disappearance of a civilian. Mexico's Federal Judiciary Council announced the verdict Tuesday.

Navy Finds and Destroys Large Opium Poppy Plantation Near Capital

Yahoo News

Mexico's navy says it found a 6-acre opium poppy plantation near the nation's capital. Authorities say it is rare to find such a large plot so close to Mexico City.

Investigative Panel Accuses Mexico of Mishandling Evidence on 43 Missing Students


A human rights organization is accusing the Mexican government of mishandling and potentially destroying evidence related to last year's disappearance of 43 students.

It's Not Just Poor and Uneducated Mexicans Who Move to the United States


Thousands of Mexicans with doctorates have left their homeland, mostly for the United States, in a brain drain that saps Mexican academia of super-hot minds, and the US reaps clear benefit from such an exodus.

Protesters Blast Mexican President Over Slain Journalist and Activists

Agence France-Presse

A group of prominent writers, artists and intellectuals have called on the Mexican president to address the country's terrible record on protecting journalists who report on drug violence and other criminal activity.

Chapo Guzman's Role in the Global Cocaine Trade Is Becoming Clearer

Business Insider

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman's Sinaloa cartel in Mexico is the largest drug-trafficking organization in the world, and its deep ties to Colombia are becoming more apparent.

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