How three friends and a team of frat brothers made a fortune smuggling people along the most heavily patrolled stretch of highway in Texas.
A secret meeting, and short Q&A, with the drug lord while he was still on the lam.
How agents took down Mexico’s most vicious drug cartel and, in the process, gave El Chapo the opportunity to create an empire.
Mexicans on social media have their own hashtag for images of naked – and plainly impoverished – women.
“Whenever news of yet another horrifying murder or massacre somewhere in the country breaks, my friends and I often find ourselves asking if Mexico has 'hit bottom' yet... But some crimes move or frighten us in ways we hadn’t anticipated, and the Colonia Narvarte massacre is one of those.”
The anti-human trafficking stings conducted by Operation Underground Railroad are flashy, exciting, camera-ready. Whether or not they truly help victims is another question.
How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.
Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast.
“What I do is not magical realism. I do realistic magic. Look, whenever someone does something new, people have to compare it with things they already know. So even if you innovate, you end up being connected to the past. When I began making movies people linked me to Fellini or Buñuel. Now new filmmakers are called ‘jodorowskian.’”
The story of September 26, 2014, the day 43 Mexican students went missing.