UTEP Report: Drug War Violence Hurting Mexican Businesses

Most drug war observers know that drug-related violence—especially in industrial and metropolitan areas like Ciudad Juárez—has a negative impact on the local community. But the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) has recently published a report detailing the various short- and long-term effects of this violence on Mexican businesses, and how this has had some effect on Texas border communities.

Mexican policemen and a soldier stand guard next to remains of a parked vehicle outside a studio of top broadcaster Televisa in Ciudad Victoria

High Ranking Gulf Cartel Member Caught Near Texas Border

MCALLEN, Texas – The Gulf Cartel’s top cocaine distributor in Matamoros remains behind bars following his recent arrest in that Mexican border city . The arrest took place following an anonymous tip and a follow-up investigation that led authorities to

Cocain Cartel Members Captured - Matamoros Police Photo

Mexican Marijuana Production Slumps in Face of US Legalization

Mexican drug cartels may be raking in billions of dollars in profits every year, but new figures from both the United States and Mexican sources indicate marijuana from south of the border may be accounting for a much smaller share than before. Some drug war observers believe that legalization measures in certain U.S. states are causing not only a decline in marijuana smuggling, but a decline in Mexico’s homicide rate as well.

A soldier stands guard among marijuana plants at an illegal plantation found during a military operation on Friday at the Culiacan mountains, northern Mexico, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. The drought in northern Mexico is so bad that it has hurt even illicit drug growers and their normally well-tended crops of …

Massive Mexican Protests Continue Over Missing Students

The disappearance of forty-three Mexican college students on September 26th has led to a period of protests from parents who have had enough. On that night, uniformed police officers in the city of Igualá opened fire on five busses of

Mexico Protest