The United States has reportedly offered to help fund Mexico's eradication of opium poppy, raising questions about the efficacy of the supply-focused approach to drug control that both countries have adopted.
Criminal groups are coercing butchers at a food market in western Mexico to buy meat from them at elevated prices and are killing those who do not comply, a new report finds, illustrating one of the many ways predatory crime hinders economic activity in Latin America.
A new report by a US-based research group offers a rare look at how Mexico's judges, prosecutors and public defenders view the criminal justice system, which has traditionally struggled with high levels of impunity but is currently undergoing sweeping changes.
The capture of a fugitive ex-governor shows that Mexico is capable of netting its most wanted if there is sufficient political will. But if authorities want to eliminate the abuse of power by officials, ethics rather than politics must be the key force behind these manhunts.