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Jo Tuckman

Jo Tuckman

    El Chapo's escape humiliates Mexican president
    El Chapo's escape humiliates Mexican president
    The Hollywood-style escape from a prison by Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was a stunning blow for the country’s security.
    Mexico media courts anonymous tip-offs
    Mexico media courts anonymous tip-offs
    An alliance of media outlets and civil society groups is courting potential whistle-blowers with a new digital platform that promises anonymity.
    Solidarity bolsters Honduras activism
    Solidarity bolsters Honduras activism
    Women's rights defenders in Central America are drawing on a formidable network for support and protection.
    ‘Twitter’ joins list of forbidden baby names
    ‘Twitter’ joins list of forbidden baby names
    A Mexican state has banned parents from registering "derogatory" names for their children, including the name Twitter.
    Turf wars played out in massacres
    Turf wars played out in massacres
    Mexico's body count of innocents and gangsters rises as cartel feuds increase and spare no one.
    Migrants run Mexican gauntlet
    Migrants run Mexican gauntlet
    The US border is just the final challenge; first groups have to dodge gangs of kidnappers.
    Narcotics war reaps nothing but killing fields
    Narcotics war reaps nothing but killing fields
    Rory Carroll and Jo Tuckman report from the epicentre of drug-cartel violence in Mexico, which has claimed 28 000 lives.
    Marigolds for lost love
    Marigolds for lost love
    One day a year cemeteries in Mexico City burst with life. Jo Tuckman joins locals at one on the outskirts of the capital.
    In the hands of people smugglers
    In the hands of people smugglers
    More than 35 000 Mexican minors seeking to cross the northern border, about half of them unaccompanied, were repatriated last year.
    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 three-dimensional body image. There is a loud “ping” and a hyper-reality picture of the mammary glands is highlighted with such vigour it seems to jump out of the wall. The boy smiles and takes his seat and the class launches into a discussion about what different glands do.
    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 paper. Without the yuletide motif the unidentified corpse would have been just another statistic. As it was, the extra detail earned him a brief mention in the nightly news roundup.