Drug War

March 11, 2019
Aimar Arizmendi and Jacquelyn Kovarik

Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s epic film tells the 1970s history of Colombia’s marijuana drug trade as it has never been told before: from an Indigenous Wayuu perspective

March 4, 2019
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera and Laura Weiss

The conviction of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera exemplifies the sensationalism of the U.S.-backed drug war, and will not change the ineffective strategies that fuel it.

November 27, 2018
Christy Thornton

El Chapo's trial continues this week, brimming with sordid tales of kingpins and cartels. But what the media spectacle can't justify is a failing “war on drugs” that has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

September 17, 2018
Christy Thornton

Examining the disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico four years ago can lead to only one conclusion: culpability lies with the Mexican state.

May 24, 2018
Philipp Wesche

While the Colombian government is implementing its peace accord, paramilitaries and complicit landowners continue to persecute the victims of the conflict. But the judiciary fails to hold those behind the violence to account.

October 27, 2017
Kaelyn Forde

Five years after the deadly Ahuas shootings in Honduras, a detailed report reveals direct DEA involvement, government inaction, and little help for the victims.

September 26, 2017
Dawn Paley

"The government, after they disappeared the 43, they tried to say it was an isolated case, and we screamed ‘no!’ It isn’t an isolated case, it is systematic. It happens many times a day in different parts of the country."

September 25, 2017
Pablo Piccato

Civil society and volunteer responses to the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City unanimously condemned the country’s leadership, forever transforming the country’s politics. Responses to last week’s earthquake may be less revolutionary. 

September 19, 2017
Laura Weiss & Alejandro Velasco

Across the region, violence continues to spiral. What can be done?

September 18, 2017
Patrick Timmons

The latest murder of a journalist from Mexico’s Tierra Caliente region sheds light on a cycle of violence.

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