In an interview with Sean Penn secretly conducted last year, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman admitted he was the world's largest supplier of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana.
By Elisabeth Ponsot
WASHINGTON -- The United States is pledging assistance to Mexico's government in bringing escaped drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to justice.
By Associated Press
In other news Monday, the U.S. military announced that its forces serving in Afghanistan are now larger than those serving in Iraq. Also, a state of emergency was declared in parts of Jamaica following gun battles with a drug gang…
Author and former ABC news producer Gretchen Peters talks about her book about the drug trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan and how it is fueling the insurgency.
Just south of the U.S. in Mexico, a ruthless drug war is taking a heavy toll on residents' lives on both sides of the border. Essayist Richard Rodriguez reflects on the increasingly unmanageable conflict.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which sets guidelines for federal prison sentences, voted this week to make its recent reduction in sentences for crack cocaine offenses retroactive, making over 19,000 inmates eligible for sentence reductions. Legal experts examine the shift and…
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has proposed a 12 percent increase in public security spending and ordered 10,000 soldiers transferred to the polic force in efforts to crack down on crime and drug trafficking. Saul Gonzalez of KCET-Los Angeles reports.
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