Mexican Drug War http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21852/all en Mexico admits captured Sinaloa cartel 'drug lord' is car salesman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120623/felix-beltran-el-chapo-el-gordo-guzman-arrest-sinaloa-drug-lord It turns out the man captured earlier this week was just a car salesman.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120623/felix-beltran-el-chapo-el-gordo-guzman-arrest-sinaloa-drug-lord" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Americas Mexico Sat, 23 Jun 2012 12:13:00 +0000 News Desk 5709143 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican official accuses CIA of 'managing' not 'fighting' drug trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120725/mexican-drug-war-cia-managing-not-fighting According to one Mexican state government spokesmen, the CIA needs to keep the drug trade around in order to keep its job.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120725/mexican-drug-war-cia-managing-not-fighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Conflict Zones Diplomacy Political Risk Mexico United States Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:23:00 +0000 Michael Kelley, Business Insider 5713430 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico: Calderon’s legacy of blood and busts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/121129/mexican-president-felipe-calderon-drug-war-legacy <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; Shortly after taking office in 2006, Mexican President Felipe Calderon donned a green army uniform and vowed to his troops about to be sent out to battle against drug cartels: &quot;New pages of glory will be written.&quot; Tens of thousands of drug war killings later, the president, who leaves office Saturday, said the soldiers will be remembered with &quot;sadness and affection.&quot; Calderon, however, leaves behind a much more bitter legacy for those afflicted by his escalated, US-backed war on drugs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/121129/mexican-president-felipe-calderon-drug-war-legacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War World Leaders Conflict Zones Elections Mexico Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:00:07 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5727588 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico: War on drugs to get new strategy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130213/mexico-war-drugs-get-new-strategy Mexico has unveiled their newest strategy on the country's war on drugs, one that involves filtering money into the communities most affected by drug violence and criminal organization.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130213/mexico-war-drugs-get-new-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Want to Know Mexico Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:21:54 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5754546 at http://www.globalpost.com Drug war continues: 'El Chapo' Guzman not dead after all http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130226/drug-war-continues-joaquin-chapo-guzman-not-dead <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; Joaquin &ldquo;El Chapo&rdquo; Guzman, allegedly the world&rsquo;s most powerful drug trafficker, did not die in a shooting in northern Guatemala, a Guatemalan government spokesman told GlobalPost.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130226/drug-war-continues-joaquin-chapo-guzman-not-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Want to Know Military Mexico Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:49:00 +0000 Jan-Albert Hootsen 5767779 at http://www.globalpost.com Number of the Day: 26,121 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/26121-mexico-missing-persons-calderon-drug-war According to Mexican government officials, 26,121 disappearances have been reported over the course of Calderon's six-year term. This list has been the subject of controversy for weeks. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/26121-mexico-missing-persons-calderon-drug-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Quick Click Americas Quick Click Politics Mexico Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:34:00 +0000 Katrine Dermody 5768777 at http://www.globalpost.com How the Sinaloa cartel won Mexico’s drug war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130227/sinaloa-cartel-mexico-drug-war-US-global-economy-conflict-zones <p>BADIRAGUATO, Mexico &mdash;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">For well over a century, local farmers have harvested marijuana and opium in the rugged mountains nearby. Since the 1980s, the Sinaloa cartel has acted as their Wal-Mart, transporting the mind-bending cargo north with quasi-corporate efficiency, and distributing it to a narcotics-craving United States market. Now, with 70,000 dead in Mexico&#39;s drug war, critics claim the Sinaloa cartel has &quot;won&quot; the country&#39;s drug war.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130227/sinaloa-cartel-mexico-drug-war-US-global-economy-conflict-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Mexican Drug War Sinaloa Cartel Conflict Zones Want to Know Europe Global Economy Political Risk Mexico United States Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:07:00 +0000 Jan-Albert Hootsen 5768890 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico police find mass grave outside capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130822/mexico-police-find-mass-grave <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; Police were pulling as many as 13 badly decomposed bodies from secret graves on the eastern edge of the Mexican capital Thursday amid widespread speculation they include those of a dozen young people snatched in late May from a bar blocks from the US Embassy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130822/mexico-police-find-mass-grave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Need to Know Mexico Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:32:00 +0000 Dudley Althaus 5915665 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico's mayors are under the gangster gun http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/131011/mexican-mayors-drug-war <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; A 61-year-old mayor of a lakeside township northwest of Mexico City is on hunger strike outside this country&#39;s senate building. He&#39;s demanding more government funds and greater protection from gangland extortion for the nation&rsquo;s 2,400 mayors. Two out of five town halls are threatened by organized crime, after dozens of mayors have been murdered or gone missing in more than six years of drug war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/131011/mexican-mayors-drug-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Conflict Zones Want to Know Politics Mexico Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:12:00 +0000 Dudley Althaus 5958509 at http://www.globalpost.com Another mayor dies in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/131108/another-mayor-found-dead-mexico-government <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; Ygnacio Lopez was the mayor of a small town in western Mexico&rsquo;s gang-dominated Michoacan state. He had just returned home from an 18-day hunger strike outside the Mexican senate, in which he dangerously denounced the gangsters&rsquo; extortion of local governments.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/131108/another-mayor-found-dead-mexico-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Need to Know Conflict Zones Politics Mexico Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:26:00 +0000 Dudley Althaus 5984205 at http://www.globalpost.com Why Mexico's 'drug war' is not about drugs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140207/mexican-drug-war-guerrero-militias <p>TIERRA COLORADA &mdash; Major events these days in Mexico&#39;s seven-year-long criminal conflict have precious little to do with a war on drugs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140207/mexican-drug-war-guerrero-militias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Conflict Zones Want to Know Military Politics Culture & Lifestyle Mexico Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Dudley Althaus 6064554 at http://www.globalpost.com Even caged, Mexican kingpin El Chapo can bite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140224/mexican-kingpin-el-chapo-guzman <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; With cartel kingpin Joaquin &#39;El Chapo&#39; Guzman back behind bars, Mexican President Enrique Pe&ntilde;a Nieto must decide what to do with his prize, as communities and gunmen the mega-gangster controlled brace for a bloody backlash.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140224/mexican-kingpin-el-chapo-guzman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Want to Know Military Politics Mexico United States Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:32:00 +0000 Dudley Althaus 6079880 at http://www.globalpost.com Don’t trust the hype about Mexico’s Kardashian look-alike narco assassin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140611/don-t-trust-the-hype-about-mexico-s-kardashian-look-ali <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash;&nbsp;What are three things that sell news stories? Scantily clad women, violence and celebrities.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Put all three together and what do you get? A sexy female assassin who happens to look like a reality TV star.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Such is the latest story that bounced rapidly from social media to Mexican newspapers to newsrooms around the world.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140611/don-t-trust-the-hype-about-mexico-s-kardashian-look-ali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Conflict Zones Want to Know Mexico Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 6173533 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location Video: The ghosts of El Diamante Ranch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/140709/the-ghosts-el-diamante-ranch-video <p>VERACRUZ, Mexico &mdash; At an abandoned ranch in Tres Valles called &#39;El Diamante,&#39; the marines made a grim find: a grave containing the remains of at least 31 people. Only eight have been identified so far. Five of them belonged to the family of Berta Diaz Torres.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/140709/the-ghosts-el-diamante-ranch-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War Americas Conflict Zones Want to Know Mexico Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:32:00 +0000 Deborah Bonello 6200887 at http://www.globalpost.com Meet the journalist who accuses Mexican presidents of links to drug cartels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140716/mexican-journalist-anabel-hernandez-drug-cartels-presidents <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; &lsquo;Corruption in Mexico is pyramidal and from the presidency it permeates other institutions,&#39; journalist and author Anabel Hernandez tells GlobalPost. &lsquo;I am convinced that this war on drug trafficking was never real.&rsquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140716/mexican-journalist-anabel-hernandez-drug-cartels-presidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican Drug War World Leaders Conflict Zones Want to Know Military Mexico Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:30:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 6206562 at http://www.globalpost.com