Police uncovered 61 bodies in an abandoned crematorium on Thursday, close the Mexican resort town of Acapulco. The decomposing bodies were fully clothed, wrapped in sheets and sprinkled with lime in an effort to mask their smell, but suspicious neighbors called police, authorities said. It is not clear whether the dead were victims of gang-related crime, or left at the crematorium when it closed. Continue reading
Four new mass graves were unveiled Thursday in the southwest Mexican town of Iguala, two weeks after a group of 43 students vanished in the region.
British bank HSBC is expected to pay $2 billion in a settlement over charges of laundering money on behalf of sanctioned nations such as Iran, Sudan and Cuba, and Mexican criminal cartels. Judy Woodruff talks to Wall Street Journal’s Devlin Barrett on whether this $2 billion settlement will prove a valuable lesson to HSBC. Continue reading
The death toll continues to mount in Mexico’s drug war. Hari Sreenivasan and Ioan Grillo of GlobalPost discuss his new book “El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency,” an account of his more than 10 years investigating the country’s criminal cartels. Continue reading
In a series written for the Los Angeles Times, Richard Marosi reports on cocaine smugglers in Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel as Drug Enforcement Administration agents set about tracking them. Continue reading
Demonstrators took to the streets in Mexico this weekend to protest the violence brought on by drug cartels. Margret Warner reports. Continue reading
Demonstrators take to the streets to fight against violence caused by drug cartels in Mexico. Belo TV’s Mexico Bureau Chief Angela Kocherga, based in El Paso, Texas, reports from the border region and though Mexico with the latest from Mexico’s war on drugs. Continue reading
The Obama administration is planning to spend millions on more agents and security equipment at the border with Mexico to try to prevent drug cartel violence from seeping into the United States. Continue reading