Meeting the Juarez Cartel | Mexico News | Al Jazeera

Meeting the Juarez Cartel

One gang member opens up to Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman and shares his experience of selling drugs, racing horses, and the death of his family.


    More than 50,000 people have died in Mexico in a bitter drug war over trafficking routes, while gangs face a clampdown from government forces.

    As voters across the country headed to the polls in July, Al Jazeera spoke to one gang member who told of his experience selling drugs, racing horses, and ordering the killing of those who murdered his family.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Ciudad Juarez.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.