Tag: Mexico

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El Chapo Speaks

A secret meeting, and short Q&A, with the drug lord while he was still on the lam.

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Devils, Deals and the DEA

How agents took down Mexico’s most vicious drug cartel and, in the process, gave El Chapo the opportunity to create an empire.

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What #Pobrezafilia Means for Mexico

Mexicans on social media have their own hashtag for images of naked – and plainly impoverished – women.

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Who Killed Rubén Espinosa and Nadia Vera?

“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.”
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The New Abolitionists

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.

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The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.

Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast.

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Harry Devert Took a Wrong Turn in Mexico

The last trip of a dedicated wanderer.

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Jodorowsky On God, Anti-Semitism, And The Uses of Poetry

“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.’”

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The Disappeared

The story of September 26, 2014, the day 43 Mexican students went missing.

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A Hundred Women

Why a decades-long string of murders near the Mexican border has gone unsolved.

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The Man Without A Mask

How Cassandro, who wrestles in drag, became a star Mexican luchadore.