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Some of the weirdest, longest wars around have been on the other side of the Big River, but for some reason most American war nerds would rather read about Eurasian battles. Not sure why, except I remember when I was growing up, Mexico just seemed like a depressing place. That was because us gringos don’t go much past the border towns, which are as scummy as border towns anywhere. Once you get past the zebra-striped burro zone, it gets a lot more interesting—still depressing, but a lot more interesting. (more…)

October 10th, 2011 | Comments (51)

Mexico Drug War Dispatch: Human Rights Aren't Always Right

I just learned that a friend of mine got his human rights violated by the Mexican army, when he was grabbed off the street by a couple of soldiers, thrown into some dirty room, tied to a chair, stripped of his clothes and interrogated with the help of a friendly blowtorch.

May 18th, 2011 | Comments (20)

Wrong Turn in San Luis Potosi: Why Did The Zetas Ambush Two ICE Agents On A Lonely Mexican Desert Road?

The eXiled’s special Drug War Correspondent MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN–While meeting Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon at the White House today, Barack Obama is expected to discuss the idea of letting armed US agents operate on Mexican territory. You know, to help…

March 3rd, 2011 | Comments (23)

Narco-War Dispatch: Gulf Cartel Releases A Brutal Video Threat Against The Zetas...

This brutal video, which just came out, pretty much speaks for itself…that is, if you can understand Spanish. If not, I’ll explain it to you so you understand what’s going on. It was filmed in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and it shows…

February 14th, 2011 | Comments (26)

BREAKING NEWS: Mexican Army Captures Zetas Commander In Charge of Monterrey

This afternoon the bullets were once again flying over my city, as Mexican Army soldiers captured the JEFE DE PLAZA of the Zetas in Monterrey Héctor Luna “El Tori” (short for Hector), along with other collaborators in an operation in…

June 9th, 2010 | Comments (33)

Mexican Drug War Intel Report: Over 22,000 Dead, Police Detain 27% of the Zetas' Foot Soldiers, Open Hunting Season On Cops...

Hey there drug war fans, I got some statistics to throw your way. While you gringos pay attention to the unemployment rate and foreclosure statistics, we here in Mexico track the national kill count—how many people died, who suffered the…

April 14th, 2010 | Comments (26)

Mexican Drug War Spring Break Report: 30 Killed in Less Than 12 Hours!

How about this eXtra Hot Spring Break update: In Acapulco, the shit just got burning hot  again last week, with more than 30 people killed in less than 12 hours. I’ll do a proper update a little later. In the…

March 22nd, 2010 | Comments (29)