February 24, 2014

Will 'El Chapo' Rule from Prison?

John P. Sullivan, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

A joint U.S.-Mexico security operation ended a 13-year manhunt for El Chapo, the head of the feared Sinaloa cartel.

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TAGGED: Mexico, Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquin Guzman, El Chapo


February 24, 2014
Will the Capture of 'El Chapo' Change Anything?
Tim Fernholz, Quartz
After the capture of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, head of the world-spanning Sinaloa drug cartel and a cagey escape artist who spent over a decade as a fugitive, Mexican law enforcement released a photo of... more ››
February 23, 2014
As Allies Fell, Noose Closed on 'El Chapo'
Duran, Spagat & Weissenstein, AP
For 13 years Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman watched from the rugged mountains of western Mexico as authorities captured or killed the leaders of every group that challenged his Sinaloa cartel's spot at the top of global drug... more ››
February 17, 2014
For Mexico, Pot Legalization Is Freedom
Vincente Fox, Globe and Mail
The dramatic war on drugs in Mexico, in which tens of thousands of young Mexicans have been killed, is proof of prohibition’s failure. These people were not born criminals; they did not possess criminality in their genes.... more ››
February 12, 2014
Why Cuba Is Back at the Center of Mexican Politics
Luis Rubio, Economia
Security became central in the Mexican government's logic towardCuba the day Fidel Castro set out from the Veracruz coast, to forge a revolution in Cuba. In the early years of the new Cuban regime, such security concerns... more ››
February 16, 2014
The Suburbanization of Mexico
Wendell Cox, New Geography
In Mexico, as almost everywhere, cities continue to expand to provide more living space for an emerging suburban middle-class. This is obvious in the new townhouse (attached house) and detached house developments that ring the... more ››