Patrick Corcoran

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 00:00
The reforms were essentially a top-down modification that did little to alter the incentives of the men and women responsible for running the judicial system at the most basic level.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 00:00
Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, "El Coss," has stealthily managed to remain outside Felipe Calderon's "war on drugs" and, entrenched in Tamaulipas along the US border, he has watched as the Cardenas Guillen clan has fallen apart.
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 00:00
The Mexican Army says that six different gangs are currently fighting for control of Jalisco, making the populous Pacific state a microcosm of the shifting alliances and ever-changing fronts of battles.
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 00:00
While the appearance of a new group and the attacks on police may be alarming, the number of reported killings in January, roughly 120 around the city, does not represent a sharp increase from the pattern over the past several months.
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 00:00
While the news may be positive for the new year, it's not uncommon for a couple of relative calm months to interrupt an area's ongoing descent.
Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 00:00
A massive surge in the number of synthetic drug labs discovered in Mexico indicates a nationwide shift of traffickers away from traditional drugs like cocaine and towards the more profitable methamphetamine.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 00:00
Major trafficking groups like the Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel will be replaced by super-powered street gangs in coming years, according to a report from Southern Pulse.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 00:00
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Monday, December 19, 2011 - 00:00
Jesus Manuel Fierro Mendez, a member of the Sinaloa Cartel and ex-captain in the Ciudad Juarez police, testified in El Paso that he had been the “spokesman” of Chapo Guzman in numerous telephone conversations and some face-to-face meetings with agents
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 00:00
Throughout this period, lower ranking commanders in the gang, including more than a dozen of those connected with the Monterrey casino fire, have regularly been nabbed. This pressure is likely a cause of the organizational disarray