Latin America

Mexico drugs: Fentanyl takes over heroin market

Fentanyl, about 50 times stronger than heroin, takes only two days to make, while heroin takes five months.

Mexico

Record number of people murdered in Mexico this year

Official figures reveal almost 10 percent increase in violence in first quarter of this year compared with 2018.

Record number of people murdered in Mexico this year

United States

Mexico's 'El Chapo' seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct

Guzman's team said jurors disregarded instructions to avoid the 'blizzard of media coverage' before convicting Guzman.

Mexico's 'El Chapo' seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct

Mexico

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.

Asia

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

Mexico

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.

Drugs

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.

Mexico

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