Inside Mexico’s Warring Cartels and the Millions of People They’ve Displaced

For decades, the Mexican government has struggled to figure out what to do about warring cartels. And that’s led to a massive and mostly ignored crisis: Entire towns are being displaced by violence, leaving ghost towns behind. The problem is so severe — and stubborn — that a recent study concluded that just between 2011… Continue reading Inside Mexico’s Warring Cartels and the Millions of People They’ve Displaced

The Deadliest Cartel in Mexico | The War on Drugs

The Los Zetas Cartel changed the game in the Mexican War on Drugs. From the mid-2000s, they introduced an unprecedented level of violence – paramilitary-style executions, beheadings, bodies hung from bridges. But this was not simply psychopathic violence. These were special forces soldiers from the Mexican military – who had received specialized training from the… Continue reading The Deadliest Cartel in Mexico | The War on Drugs