Trump rallies supporters amid wall deadlock
As another government shutdown looms, Trump used a rally in El Paso, Texas, to insist that his wall is being built. But the city’s mayor says there is no crisis at the border.
Anger grows in Mexico after student massacre
There is outrage at the murder of 43 students by a drugs gang acting on the orders of the police. But is this violence and corruption an issue just for Mexico or the whole world to tackle?
Sadistic drug kingpin caught by Mexican marines
Mexico is being torn apart by bloody battles between gangs funded by the global cocaine trade. This week one of the most notorious bosses has been captured – but will it make a difference?
Global war: a world gripped by conflict
According to experts, 20 wars are raging in the world today. From Syria to Mexico, tens of thousands of lives are lost to them each year. Is this bloodshed inevitable?
Cocaine wars fuel brutal gangs in Honduras
In Central America murder rates are rocketing, fuelled by Mexican cartels and the drug trade from Columbia to the USA. A UN report suggests that governments are losing control.
Hacker collective swears revenge on drugs gang
Notorious 'hacktivists' Anonymous have declared war on Los Zetas, Mexico's most murderous drugs cartel. Some experts say the heavily armed gangsters have reason to be afraid.
Iranian terror plot foiled by druglord informant
In a saga more like Hollywood than real life, an Iranian terror plot against the US and Saudi Arabia has been foiled. The planned assassination might have caused international mayhem.