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Jo Tuckman

Jo Tuckman

    El Chapo's escape humiliates Mexican president
    El Chapo's escape humiliates Mexican president
    For Mexican president ...
    Mexico media courts anonymous tip-offs
    Mexico media courts anonymous tip-offs
    In a country rife with corruption, crime and abuse – and where saying the wrong thing within earshot of the wrong people can get you killed –...
    Solidarity bolsters Honduras activism
    Solidarity bolsters Honduras activism
    No one could accuse Berta Cáceres of being faint-hearted. The leading Honduran indigenous activist has endured multiple threats, systematic...
    ‘Twitter’ joins list of forbidden baby names
    ‘Twitter’ joins list of forbidden baby names
    A new law in the northern Mexican state of ­Sonora bans parents from registering names for their children defined by the authorities as...
    Turf wars played out in massacres
    Turf wars played out in massacres
    Last weekend's discovery in Mexico of 49 headless, handless and footless bodies dumped next to a country road just outside the northern industrial...
    Migrants run Mexican gauntlet
    Migrants run Mexican gauntlet
    Salsa music piped from the radio and the bus had a name, Teresita, but there was nothing jaunty about the young men with small backpacks who filed...
    Narcotics war reaps nothing but killing fields
    Narcotics war reaps nothing but killing fields
    Two human heads left in a cooler box on the plaza? A mystery. The 18 houses burned in a single night? An enigma. The doctor and his family who...
    Marigolds for lost love
    Marigolds for lost love
    A melancholy man lovingly decorates the grave of his dead wife with marigold petals and prepares for an all-night vigil. A raucous family in the...
    In the hands of people smugglers
    In the hands of people smugglers
    Raul was sufficiently in control of his emotions to pass the notoriously vigilant United States passport control without a hitch, despite his dodgy...
    A click for Zapata
    A click for Zapata
    A classroom in Mexico City: hands shoot in the air. A nod sends one boy bounding to the digital board at the front, where he taps the nipple of a...
    Narco war spirals out of control
    Narco war spirals out of control
    Male, about 40, gaffer tape over his eyes, tortured, strangled, shot twice, and dumped on a patch of wasteland -- and wrapped in Christmas...
    Child snatchers haunt Mexico
    Child snatchers haunt Mexico
    About a month ago, CCTV images of a woman in a shopping mall carrying off a toddler who was not her own were broadcast on Mexico's most popular...