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Mexican Drug War news and analysis from The Nation
April 8, 2016
The Need of the Forgotten
The novelist and poet Carmen Boullosa talks about her obsession with lost stories and found textual objects, and how rereading gives books new faces.
July 9, 2015
Rudy Giuliani Stands to Make a Lot of Money Off El Salvador’s Crime
His twisted plan for combatting crime in Central America will lead to increased police repression and increased private investment payouts.
March 23, 2015
The US’s ‘War on Drugs’ Has Spiraled Dangerously Out of Control
It didn’t work in Afghanistan, so let’s do it in Mexico.
February 27, 2015
Why Is the US Still Spending Billions to Fund Mexico’s Corrupt Drug War?
Washington is providing equipment and training to compromised agencies—at the same time that it’s tracking their close ties to organized crime.
January 29, 2015
Mexico’s Recurring Nightmare
As demonstrators protest the government’s involvement in the disappearance of forty-three students in September, a case with many of the same grim hallmarks is getting renewed attention.
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July 15, 2014
How the Mexican Drug Trade Thrives on Free Trade
While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.
March 7, 2014
What Happens When Mexico’s Drug Kingpin Falls?
US officials claim the capture of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is a major drug war victory. They're wrong.
Foreign Policy In Focus
October 23, 2013
Have You Ever Met ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán?—and Seven Other Questions for Anabel Hernández
Braving the wrath of traffickers and government officials, Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández has exposed the corruption at the heart of the drug war. She talked to
’s Betsy Reed.