The Mexico massacre of 72 migrants reveals how stronger police enforcement in the Mexico drug war is pushing criminal gangs into side businesses such as extortion, kidnapping, and human trafficking.
Sunday's 7.2-magnitude Mexicali earthquake killed only two, despite being stronger than the Jan. 12 Haiti quake that killed more than 200,000 and made 1 million homeless. Why?
Mexico President Felipe Calderón got an earful from angry residents Tuesday while visiting Cuidad Juarez to tout new social programs aimed easing the rampant drug violence that plagues the border city.
The capture of alleged Tijuana drug trafficker Teodoro “El Teo” Garcia Simental marks the third high-profile take-down of a Mexican drug trafficker in less than a month. He is considered among the most vicious traffickers in the country.
As Mexico struggles to contain its drug traffickers and endemic corruption, Colombia, which has long developed strategies to confront both, may provide a guide.
An effort to save the axolotl – a type of salamander – is also a bid to preserve an ancient culture.
Before the president was deposed, Elvin Santos seemed likely to win November's election. Now protesters pelt him with insults and eggs.
The government arrested the mother and brother of La Familia cartel leader this week. Is that an effective strategy – or will it backfire?
Most are, say US officials. But the NRA says the Obama administration is inflating the scope of the problem and threatens to undermine the Second Amendment.