Drug cartels

'Juarez is waiting for you': Violent city tries tourism

Despite a rise in killings, the Mexican city has taken on a daunting task - to reinvent itself as a tourist destination.

'Juarez is waiting for you': Violent city tries tourism

The Listening Post

Silencing journalists in Mexico

Intimidation, killings and censorship are just some of the tactics used to muzzle journalists in Mexico.

War & Conflict

Mexico's drug war as seen through the eyes of children

Children's drawings depicting extreme violence and distrust of government forces reveal the impact of narco-culture. A piece for Aljazeera.com, written by Stephen Woodman. Read by Mia Alberti.

Mexico's drug war as seen through the eyes of children

Drug cartels

Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo' extradited to US

New York indictment accuses notorious drug dealer of using hitmen to carry out murders, kidnappings, and torture.

Drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman extradited to US

Drug cartels

Mexico marks decade-long drugs war

Widely supported at first, former president's strategies came to be heavily criticised as casualty figures rose.

Opinion

Getting away with murder in Mexico

The more than 100,000 deaths in a decade cannot be blamed just on Mexico's drug cartels.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

101 East

Afghanistan's Billion Dollar Drug War

Afghan authorities are struggling to control the resurgence in poppy farming that feeds the habits of addicts worldwide.

Opinion

Is peace possible in Colombia?

Latin America's longest-running civil war has left some quarter of a million people dead and millions more displaced.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Latin America

Mexico no closer to solving missing-students mystery

Relatives hold protest to keep pressure on government in the case of the 43 who disappeared more than a year ago.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Jaime 'El Bronco' Rodriguez: Mexico's new Zorro?

Mexico's first independent governor says he is committed to fight against political establishment and drug cartels.

Opinion

'El Chapo' Guzman in context

Mexico's drug lord's escape from prison raises questions of US drug policy and Mexican corruption.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Latin America

Manhunt after Mexican drug lord tunnels out of jail

Police search for head of Sinaloa Cartel, "El Chapo" Guzman, after he escapes from high-security prison again.

Latin America

Mexican kingpin in brazen escape via elaborate tunnel

Officials say 'El Chapo' escaped through 1.5km tunnel from shower area of his cell at Altiplano prison.

Human Rights

UN chief asks Indonesia not to execute drug convicts

Ban asks for urgent moratorium on capital punishment as Indonesia prepares to execute nine for drug offences.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Ernesto Zedillo: 'Decriminalise drug consumption'

Mexico's former president discusses the 'war on drugs' and his controversial proposal to rid his country of violence.