Widow of slain Mexican journalist 'targeted by spyware'

Watchdog group says Griselda Triana received bait messages 10 days after her husband, Javier Valdez, was killed.

Widow of slain Mexican journalist 'targeted by spyware'

Drug cartels

Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman guilty in US trial

US jury convicts the notorious Mexican drug cartel boss of operating a criminal enterprise.


Inspired by Duterte, Sri Lanka to resume executions

After visit to the Philippines, president says he is committed to bringing back capital punishment for drug offenders.

Sri Lanka to resume executions of drug convicts: Sirisena


Ex-Mexico president was 'bribed' by drug lord Guzman: Witness

Guzman associate alleges captured fugitive drug lord paid former leader Enrique Pena Nieto $100m.

Latin America

Colombian former FARC dissident 'Guacho' killed by military

After extensive manhunt, Colombian police and military kill Walter Patricio Arizala, leader of the Oliver Sinisterra Front, a group of former FARC rebels that refused to sign the 2016 peace deal.


US trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo' to begin amid heavy security

Nearly two years after his extradition, the long-awaited trial of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is set to begin in New York.

US trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo' to begin amid heavy security

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.