High Times Presents: The U.S. Cannabis Cup

Drug Cartels

US Cuts Off Some of Mexico’s Drug War Aid Due to Human Rights Abuses

Since 2008, the U.S. Congress has appropriated $2.3 billion dollars to help Mexico in its battle against the drug cartels. Now—following years of abuses committed by Mexico’s security forces—the U.S. State Department has announced that Mexico has not mad...

Mexico Claims Another Blow Against Cartels

Mexico claimed another capture of a long-fugitive cartel kingpin Oct. 9, when Vicente Carrillo Fuentes AKA "El Viceroy" surrendered without a shot after being recognized by federal police at a checkpoint in Torreon, Coahuila. A bodyguard in the car was...

Mexico: Protest Campaign For Imprisoned Vigilante Leader

Supporters of José Manuel Mireles Valverde, the imprisoned leader of the "community police" self-defense forces in Mexico's violence-torn Michoacán state, are holding a protest mobilization to demand his release. 

Colombia: Freed Cartel Hitman Demands Protection

Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vasquez AKA "Popeye" is notorious in Colombia as former personal enforcer for late drug lord Pablo Escobar -- and is now a free man after 22 years behind bars, two-thirds of his original sentence. But he seems to be more troubled than...

Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin Prevails In Prison Hunger Strike

Media reports in Meico indicate that the notorious Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin Guzmán Loera AKA "El Chapo" -- who evaded authorities for over a decade before being captured earlier this year -- has claimed victory in a hunger strike at the top-security...



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