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Rodrigo Canales: The deadly genius of drug cartels

Up to 100,000 people died in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last 6 years. We might think this has nothing to do with us, but in fact we are all complicit, says Yale professor Rodrigo Canales in this unflinching talk that turns conventional wisdom about drug cartels on its head. 23 more words

Four Mexican drug gangs meet to form ‘cartel of cartels’

Citing U.S. and Mexican intelligence documents, Mexico’s Reforma newspaper reported on Friday that four of the nation’s most powerful drug gangs have discussed banding together to form a “cartel of cartels”. 623 more words


Mexican Prosecutor’s Office Ordered to Release Records on San Fernando Massacre

This week, Mexico’s new information commissioners for the first time ordered the federal prosecutor’s office to open certain investigative files relating to the discovery of some 200 bodies in mass graves in the state of Tamaulipas in April 2011. 650 more words

Human Rights

Four Years Later, Mexican Migration Agency Makes First Disclosure on 2010 San Fernando Massacre

INM Invokes Human Rights Clause of Mexican Access Law; Says Right to Information is “a Fundamental Human Right”; Cites Presumption of Disclosure

Nearly four years later, Mexico’s federal migration agency has for the first time released declassified files on the August 2010 San Fernando massacre—in which 72 migrants were pulled from buses in Mexico’s northern border state of Tamaulipas and executed by suspected members of the… 925 more words

Human Rights

Alleged 'Israeli sniper' busted for posting bogus pictures [pics]

A Twitter account operated by someone claiming to be an Israeli Defense Force sniper looks a little fishy thanks to some electronic detective work. The following was posted yesterday. 376 more words

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