Drug Cartels http://www.kunc.org en On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez http://www.kunc.org/post/mend-wounds-violence-still-scar-juarez We had just finished our time in Juarez, Mexico, when we had dinner with some distant relations on the U.S. side of the border. "You," one of my relatives said, "are the first Juarez survivors we've seen in some time."<p>He said this even though he lives within sight of Juarez, in El Paso, just across the Rio Grande. Many people on the U.S. side long ago stopped visiting their Mexican sister city, and not without reason: Juarez was the world's most violent city as recently as 2010. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:26:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 54883 at http://www.kunc.org On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez At The Border, The Drugs Go North And The Cash Goes South http://www.kunc.org/post/border-drugs-go-north-and-cash-goes-south The international drug trade goes in two directions: Narcotics go north and money goes south. All the drug profits made on the streets of U.S. cities like Chicago and Atlanta and Dallas are funneled down to ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border where they're smuggled back into Mexico. In 2012, one federal agency alone, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seized $411 million in cash hidden in vehicles, mostly heading south.<p>Once the bundles of U.S. banknotes are delivered to the cartel, the money flows in many directions. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:58:00 +0000 John Burnett 54800 at http://www.kunc.org At The Border, The Drugs Go North And The Cash Goes South AK-47s, Accordions And Angels Of Death: Narcocorridos Hit The Big Screen http://www.kunc.org/post/ak-47s-accordions-and-angels-death-narcocorridos-hit-big-screen <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaJ_hru9Qk4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCNhQxWXkcw</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:03:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 52314 at http://www.kunc.org AK-47s, Accordions And Angels Of Death: Narcocorridos Hit The Big Screen Mexican Court Frees Drug Lord Convicted In Killing DEA Agent http://www.kunc.org/post/mexican-court-frees-drug-lord-convicted-killing-dea-agent A Mexican court has thrown out the conviction of infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, 28 years after he was convicted and imprisoned for the 1985 kidnapping and murder of U.S. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:18:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48171 at http://www.kunc.org Mexican Court Frees Drug Lord Convicted In Killing DEA Agent How Americans Said No To Cocaine After Years-Long Addiction http://www.kunc.org/post/how-americans-said-no-cocaine-after-years-long-addiction In the 1980s, if you moved in certain circles — or picked up the newspaper — a certain white powder was everywhere, common as dust.<p>But cocaine use in America has dropped by almost half since 2006, <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em> <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2013/0712/Cocaine-use-Will-the-factors-behind-its-steady-decline-continue">reports</a>. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:25:00 +0000 47624 at http://www.kunc.org How Americans Said No To Cocaine After Years-Long Addiction