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Attack and Burn

March 27, 2014


Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2007: Seven years later not a single one of the assassins, torturers or politicians who organized and paid them have been investigated, arrested or brought to trial.     “They grabbed me, they hit me, they yanked me by the hair and threw me in the back of a pickup. They sprayed […]

Let the Good Times Roll

March 19, 2014


Let the Good Times Roll Robert Joe Stout Beneath jutting rocks on the hillside ahead of him, patches of new-growth green showed evidence of recent rain. The land had been sere, drought-parched, when he’d left, with dying growth tangling the shallow culvert that sloped away from the unpaved road. It could rain again. Manuel Hernández […]

Who Runs Things? The Drug Organizations

March 12, 2014


Mexico’s state of Quintana Roo hugging the west side of the peninsula of Yucatán virtually did not exist as part of the Republic of Mexico until Cancun and the surrounding area, including Isla Mujeres and Cozumel, developed as tourist attractions. A territory throughout the eighteen and nineteenth centuries Quintana Roo achieved statehood in 1974. Except […]