Staggering crime rates and economic decline in Ciudad Juarez offer little prospect for young people with no jobs and no education. Many of them are turning to drug cartels for work.
With at least 48,000 casualties in the last five years, the drug war in Mexico has resulted in widespread desensitization to the violence that permeates daily life.
Pulitzer Center grantee Dominic Bracco II speaks with KERA News about the impact of Mexico's bloody drug war on those living in Ciudad Juarez.
Increased border security after the 9/11 attacks has led to an upsurge in violent crime, drug use and economic distress in Mexico.
The money that drug users spend in your community may be helping Mexican cartels pay their employees, bribe officials, buy weapons, and hire people to torture and kill rivals.
Daniel Connolly's Blood Trade series for the Memphis Commericial-Appeal runs in the Mexico City-based newspaper Excelsior.
After we visited the chapel of Saint Death, (see previous blog post) we stopped to eat at a nearby restaurant.
We started our Sunday morning searching for a chapel where people worship Santa Muerte, or Saint Death. The Catholic Church is dominant in Mexico and doesn’t recognize this practice.
Tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases, has long been forgotten by most Americans, but it is re-emerging in a new, virulent form around the world.
We’re working on a project that involves print and video, and my colleague Alan Spearman is looking for some dramatic images that we can use in the video.
This is the story of Craig Petties, who authorities say lived in Mexico for years and played a crucial role as wholesaler for the Beltran Leyva cartel, shipping tons of cocaine and marijuana to Tennessee and other states.
When the little girl saw the children move into the house nearby, she was excited.