A fundamentalist sect sacrificed multiple victims, including a pregnant woman and six children, in a remote jungle village. Its extremism was imported direct from the USA.
Jeremy Kryt has reported on the drug war and human rights issues from Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post, the Earth Island Journal, and In These Times magazine, among others. He lives in Chicago and travels often on assignment.
A cop commander is charged as a suspect in the killing of nine U.S. citizen women and children last month, a massacre that may lead to a cartel war.
A far-right coup in Bolivia—openly endorsed by the Trump administration—highlights the growing danger of increased militarization in Latin America.
Corruption charges brought by U.S. prosecutors against a Mexican cabinet member who designed anti-cartel policy expose a huge flaw in the "Drug War": The top guys are bad guys.
The cartel violence is hideous, but terrorism is about politics, the cartels are about crime, and for Washington to confuse the two increases the dangers posed by both.
Corruption is the common issue across the political spectrum in South America. People are just mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.
A monster strain of hybrid marijuana and cocaine’s white gold have made this Latin America’s heart of darkness. Ideological war may end, but narco war goes on.
There is little doubt the victims were targeted, but the question remains: Why? Was the issue drug trafficking—or could it have been water?
The old guard is threatened, a new force is ascendant, and citizens increasingly are caught up in the violence.
First he trained and worked as an assassin for Mexico’s most powerful crime group; now he uses that training to “clean up” cartel infestations.