Prostitute's Period Saved Drug Boss from Arrest, Say Mexican Authorities

Maureen O'Connor · 03/16/12 10:50AM

The anti-heroic menstruation of a Mexican prostitute has saved fearsome Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman from arrest, Univision reports. Apparently a third party hired the prostitute without telling her she'd be servicing Guzman, a billionaire druglord who has been on the lam since escaping prison 11 years ago. According to Mexican daily Reforma, the prostitute was blindfolded and taken to a rented home in Los Cabos without being told who her client would be.

Mexico's Bloody Summer: Drug War Spins Out of Control

Jeff Neumann · 06/19/10 01:07PM

It was a bloody week in Mexico. On Monday alone, 96 people were killed in drug related violence, and yesterday police found 12 decomposing bodies inside a cave in Cancun. It could easily get worse.

The Winners and Losers at Tonight's White House State Dinner

Maureen O'Connor · 05/19/10 05:45PM

Eva Longoria will be attending tonight's White House state dinner honoring Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Beyonce and George Lopez will be there, too. But not Bill Clinton. State dinner snubs: a comprehensive survey of the guest list and seating chart.

Mexican President to Arizona: Play Nice

Maureen O'Connor · 05/19/10 01:10PM

Visiting Washington, Mexican President Felipe Calderon called Arizona's immigration proposal "discrimination," arguing for "a border that will unite us instead of dividing us." Then he shouted, "Yes we can!" throwing Arizona's rednecks into conniptions for a totally different reason. [Sun-Times]

The Drug War Next Door

Jeff Neumann · 05/18/10 07:29AM

Almost 24,000 people have died in Mexico's drug war since 2006, nearly five times the number of US troop deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. An NPR investigation suggests that the Mexican government is helping one cartel rule Ciudad Juarez.