El Salvador just became the first country to make bitcoin a national currency. What the hell happens if this goes global?
Jeremy Kryt has reported on the drug war and human rights issues from Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post, the Earth Island Journal, and In These Times magazine, among others. He lives in Chicago and travels often on assignment.
A new breed of bank robberies, defined by commando squads using sophisticated weapons and technology, is stalking Brazil.
Hours of audio recordings reportedly reveal grim details behind the assassination of Haiti’s president.
Just another example of how untouchable the “McDonald’s of Illegal Drugs” has become.
Yes, the Mexican government has created a cesspool of digital espionage with no accountability. But the U.S. was its mentor.
Mexico’s “Best Cop” has been indicted for corruption and torturing detainees. It’s time to ask: What the hell’s wrong with Mexico’s security forces?
Mexican official says the battle over Cienfuegos is becoming their “Cuban missile crisis” as 750-page dossier paints detailed picture of his alleged entanglement with a cartel.
“The DEA miscalculated just how militarized this country has become ... maybe the CIA should have warned them.”
A ground-breaking and controversial new Senate bill would allow the government to regulate and process the drug. But what would be the long-range consequences of such a move?