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Drug War Threatens Democracy, NALACC Warns US

Inter Press Service

The main aim of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity is to press for a change in the United States' prohibitionist drug policy, followed by Washington since the administration of Republican president Richard Nixon, and replicated in Mexico.

What Happened to the Wal-Mex Bribery Probe?

24/7 Wall Street

There may be some chance that the smoke around the Walmart probe has little fire underneath it.

Mothers Share Their Anguish at Losses to Violence

Los Angeles Times

In L.A. on the Caravan of Peace, they tell of sons and daughters who have vanished or been murdered. They blame corruption and greed at home but also the U.S. craving for drugs.

Washington's LatAm Democratic Double-Standard

The Vindicator

Whether a Democrat or a Republican rules the roost, Washington doesn't mind when old-school brutality rears its ugly head in Latin America - but it's always leery of those charismatic populists.

Mexico Needs New Drug War Strategy Say Experts

Agence France-Presse

Mexico's massive wave of drug killings can be traced to outgoing president Felipe Calderon's failed security strategy - and stemming the bloodshed will be a key challenge for his successor.

US Navy SEALs to Hunt Cartel Kingpin Like Bin Laden


Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is arguably the world's most wanted criminal, supplanting Osama bin Laden after the his death during a Navy SEAL raid in 2011. Now the Pentagon reportedly has a plan to send the SEALs after El Chapo too.

One Athlete's Two Flags: Run This Up the Flagpole

Washington Post

As soon as I saw that a Mexican-American runner who won a silver medal in the 1,500-meter race had been photographed holding both U.S. and Mexican flags, I thought, "Oh boy, cue the haters."

Mexico's Post-Election Protests: Justified or Just Sore Losers?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was the PRD candidate for president of Mexico. He was the election's runner-up, but he didn't accept his defeat and is now disputing the election results. Wait a minute - are we talking about the 2006 election, or the 2012 election?

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

Hispanically Speaking News

Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region.

Mexico's Reborn Youth Movement is Spreading Internationally

Frontera NorteSur

In less than three months the Mexican youth movement #Yo Soy 132 (I am 132) has undergone a remarkable evolution.

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