United States

Security tight as 'El Chapo' Guzman trial set to open in Brooklyn

As Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman faces court in the US, elaborate precautions are in place around the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel - after all, he has previously escaped from prison, twice.

United States

Trial of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' set to begin in US

Alleged head of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel is charged with 17 counts, including murder conspiracy, drug-trafficking and money-laundering.


US, Mexico plan to target drug cartels' $29bn fortune

The US and Mexico have announced a new front in their battle against drug cartels, modelled on the capture of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman.

Reporter's Notebook

The day I got my AK-47: Arming Mexico's drug cartels

An insight into gun trafficking across the US-Mexican border and the deadly impact of US gun laws in Mexico.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte signs police subpoena law

The law 'will add more teeth to their mandate.'

Duterte signs police subpoena law

Drug cartels

Mexico arrests alleged cartel boss amid security push

Jose Maria Guizar Valencia's apprehension comes as 5,000 federal police officers are being deployed across Mexico.

Mexico arrests alleged Zetas drug cartel boss


Is Mexico the most dangerous country on earth?

Or does it just suffer from the misfortune of being a neighbour of the US?

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez


Is Duterte's drug war undermining the rule of law?

Philippine Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano sits down with UpFront for a wide-ranging interview.

Asia Pacific

Duterte's son questioned in Philippine drug case

President's son Paolo Duterte and son-in-law Manases Carpio reject allegations of their involvement in drug shipment.

Latin America

Nine people dead in prison fight in Mexican border city

Eleven also injured as authorities in Tamaulipas state say rival groups of inmates fought with shanks, sticks and rocks.

Nine people dead in prison fight in Mexican border city

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