Mexican lawmakers are predicting legal cannabis by month’s end, and portraying it as a key to de-escalating the endemic narco-violence. But national headlines are full of nightmarish cartel violence—making all too clear how big the challenge will be. A cannabis industry in the hands of agribusiness, with the campesinos excluded and marginalized, is unlikely to bring peace to Mexico’s conflicted countryside. (Photo: La Opción de Chihuahua)
The Zapatista rebels in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas marked the anniversary of their 1994 New Years Day uprising by hosting a national activist gathering in their territory.
For the second time in four years, Mexican authorities announced the death of Michoacán's top drug lord Nazario Moreno AKA "El Chayo" in a shoot-out with federal police.
Mexican federal police arrested 38 people across violence-torn Michoacán state, claiming a blow against the notorious Knights Templar drug cartel.
Several were killed in confrontations across Mexico’s violence-torn Michoacán state—including when gunmen fired on crowds commemorating the death of Emiliano Zapata.
Gunmen shot up nightclubs in Chihuahua, Oaxaca and Guerrero, killing 11 and kidnapping one—the latest in a surge of violence since the change of government in Mexico.
Mexican federal forces announced the arrest of top leaders of the Gulf Cartel and La Resistencia crime network—as another mass grave was discovered along the Texas border.