The abandoned house says more than the nervous neighbor, who stumbles over her words and gives rushed answers to Houston's questions. Houston is the police officer accompanying us on our visit. Read More
The events broke an unspoken rule in the area, Jorge said. The gunmen, or "gavilleros" as they’re known, had always been a presence. But they had not targeted those who live in the areas who were on the fringes of the drug trade. Read More
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After the capture of Zetas boss "Z40," Nuevo Laredo is bracing itself for the worst. This investigation breaks down what makes the city such an important trafficking corridor, and what it will take for the Zetas to maintain their grip on the city.
The possibility of ending nearly 50 years of civil conflict is being dangled before Colombia. While the vast majority of the Colombian public want to see peace, the enemies of the negotiations appear to be strong, and the risks inherent in the process are high.