Here is a dispatch I put together from Honduras last year, in the violence-plagued city of San Pedro Sula. A few things have changed since I drafted it – such as the arrest of El Chapo Guzman in Mexico and the election of Juan Orlando Hernandez as president in November – but with the waves … More Who’s running Honduras?
According to a new report: A new report by the Trans-Border Institute documents the major trends in Mexico’s drug war last year, which saw violence dropping in some of the most dangerous areas, and rising in places far from the US border. This trend should not be surprising. At the beginning of the year I … More Violence falls along Mexico’s border region, rises further south
Mexico’s drug cartels are willing to burn down the country’s commercial capital in order to kill and terrorize anyone who gets in their way, it seems. I first heard about this earlier today when I went to my neighbor’s house for a barbecue…he had the TV on while an inferno — which was triggered by … More North America is hit by its worst terrorist attack since 9/11
The ferocious Mexician drug cartel — Los Zetas — is exporting its terror across Central America. COBAN, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) — The dismembered body of a Guatemalan prosecutor investigating the recent massacre of 27 people was found in the central region of the country, officials said Wednesday. Allan Stowlinsky Vidaurre, 36, assistant public prosecutor in … More Los Zetas execute kidnapped Guatemalan prosecutor
Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez are re-arming after a recent attack that killed two officers. As sick as it sounds, some criminals and drug cartel assassins may target them still, for the purpose of taking their weapons. When I visited in Juarez I noticed how traffic cops travel in single units…unlike … More Juarez traffic cops rearm
This is the final installment of my series “America’s habit, Mexico’s war” that has been published in the Brentwood Press. My archive can be found here at the Press website When the sun sets over Mount Diablo each evening, Brentwood residents usually go to sleep knowing that they will wake up to another peaceful day. … More The final installment
I hate having to start blogging after a month’s absence with a disturbing news report, but I thought this is important to post because I will be going to Tijuana in just a few days. I’m going to be looking at apartments so I can spend an extended period of time down there for my research. … More Sicario kills two Americans at Tijuana border crossing