BULLETS AS BALLOTS
The Cartel’s Deadly Grip on Mexico’s Elections
The Narco War in Colombia Is Not Over
Civilians are paying the price as violence is on the rise—and cocaine production is way up.
BREAKING BAD AND WORSE
Busted: The Fed in Cahoots With a Colombian Drug Lord
The conviction of a Homeland Security investigator, bribed with cash and prostitutes by a cartel capo, highlights the problem of narco-corruption among U.S. law enforcement.
Game of Drones: Mexico’s Cartels Have a Deadly New Weapon
Weaponized drones – ISIS-style aerial IEDs – are just the latest paramilitary hardware the cartels are adding to the their arsenals.
Money Laundering 101: From Teddy Bears to Trump Towers
There are many ways to hide corrupt cash, but for big amounts it’s hard to beat casinos and real estate, which just happen to be the Trump family’s core businesses.
Why’d It Take Netflix Days to Know ‘Narcos’ Scout Was Dead?
The streaming service could pull out of planned production in Mexico after news that a freelancer it employed was found riddled with bullets north of the capital.
BETTER FEDS THAN DEAD
Why a Mexican Cartel Capo Turned Himself in to the U.S.
‘It’s cool to be a narcotrafficker, because you have money, because you have followers, but when someone wants to behead you, you’re going to turn yourself in.’
How Mexican Cartels Are Cashing in on the Border Crackdown
Mexico’s cartels are diversifying their portfolio by preying on desperate migrants, and may be harvesting organs from children for the U.S. black market.