By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 16:00
From beheading to kidnappings, there seems to be no limit to what the Mexican drug cartels are willing to do to assert their dominance—and they deal not only in drugs, but also in humans. The majority of the coyotes who help undocumented immigrants cross the border are affiliated with the cartels.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/10/2009 - 14:00
Sean Penn is currently in discussion to star in the upcoming film Cartel, a drama for Universal Pictures.
Penn is considering the role of Ed Marker, a man on a journey to protect his son after his wife is murdered by men involved in the super violent Mexican cartels. The drama originally took root as a remake of La Scorta, a 1993 Italian film about four cops struggling to guard a lawyer prosecuting mafia bosses, but eventually evolved into an action film for Penn set in Mexico.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/05/2009 - 16:05
Ciudad Juarez has become synonymous with the violence and crime committed by the Mexican drug cartels. Over the past several years, countless numbers of women have disappeared or been killed, and in 2008 alone, two thousand people were murdered. Mexican officials moved 1,500 soldiers into the region to try to regain control of the city and say they plan on having 7,000 in place by the end of the week.
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/03/2009 - 18:00
Mexican gunmen from the Gulf’s drug cartel, Los Zetas, have threatened to assassinate Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom. The National Civilian Police received the threat on Saturday that Los Zetas would assassinate the president later that day. Security around the president was tightened and no attempts were reported.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/03/2009 - 16:00
The crisis in Mexico is escalating with each passing day and more and more media outlets are picking up on the startling news coming from south of the border. Anderson Cooper recently produced a special report for 60 Minutes addressing the current circumstances in Mexico, the causes and possible solutions.
By Monica Herrera | 02/20/2009 - 10:05
From now on, when Daddy Yankee endorses something, expect it to be controversial. At a press conference in Mexico City this week, the reggaeton star implied he'd gladly accept a gig to perform "for anyone," even if they're connected to the drug wars raging that are currently raging through Mexico. His defense, according to Univision.com: