Patrick Corcoran

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 00:00
A wave of murders sweeping the south Mexican state of Guerrero is a grim reminder of the damage wreaked by the long-running conflict between various different groups, most traditionally the Zetas and Sinaloa Cartel.
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 00:00
The Mexican state of Jalisco has been forced to suspend a purge of dirty police after criminal groups posted recruitment ads targeting fired officers.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 00:00
More troubling than Calderon’s failure to enact the law is what it represents: a lack of genuine interest in protecting journalists, evident across the country at every level of government.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 00:00
Beyond the theories, these arrests undeniably diminish the patina of military cleanliness and honesty that have long persisted in Mexico.
Monday, May 21, 2012 - 00:00
These reforms were carried out with the aim of combating endemic corruption. None succeeded. There is, therefore, no reason to think that establishing a mando unico would solve a problem.
Monday, May 7, 2012 - 00:00
A new report offers an on-the-ground picture of the Border Patrol’s operations in southern Arizona, and their efforts to contain the flood of migrants -- who are increasingly used to carry drugs -- crossing the border from Mexico.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 00:00
Much of this violence stems from Guzman's inability to definitively stamp out his rivals in the BLO, which was part of his group until 2008.
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 00:00
Mexican authorities say that three different groups are currently fighting over Michoacan -- this could mean the state will see a lengthy, destabilizing conflict.
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 00:00
The first problem is that Bonner, who served as an administrator in the DEA under former President George H.W. Bush, views the situation in Mexico as a binary choice between winning and losing.
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 00:00
It would not be out of character for the Zetas to move into the pirate taxi racket as well, which could provoke violent incidents like the Guadalupe attacks.