Drug Cartels

El Chapo’s US trial set for opening statements

The 61-year-old is considered the world's largest drug trafficker since the death of Colombia's Pablo Escobar

El Chapo’s arrest may spark chaos

The capture of Mexico's last drug 'don' may well end the peace and set off vicious turf wars.

Bank tied to Fifa scandal has checkered past

A bank owned by a Brazilian billionaire has been accused by US prosecutors of processing millions of dollars in bribes, including to Fifa officials.

Mexico could legalise marijuana ‘soon’ to end cartel ‘butchery’

Mexico could legalise marijuana in the next five years, stripping brutal drug cartels of a major source of income, says former President Vicente Fox.

Mexico captures Zetas drug cartel leader

Mexico says it captured the leader of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, marking the biggest victory for its president in his fight against gang violence.

US agents snatch African drugs kingpin in high seas sting

US agents have captured the alleged kingpin in Guinea-Bissau's drugs trade with Latin America, in a sting operation on the high seas.

British bank HSBC in money laundering probe

US prosecutors probing whether HSBC was involved in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels and moving cash for Saudi banks tied to terrorists.

Mexico aims for G20 summit success

Drug-related killings have overshadowed the fact that Mexico's economy is alive and well, writes Kevin Davie.

A war over nothing except rampant greed

Mexico's drug cartels are pioneers of the global economy in their logic and modus operandi, writes <b>Ed Vulliamy</b>.

Massacre work of Mexico drug gang Zetas

Guatemala declared a 30-day state of emergency for the northern Peten region following a brutal weekend massacre of 27 people at a cattle ranch.

More bodies found in new mass graves in Mexico

At least 11 bodies were found in five new mass graves located in Sinaloa state in north-western Mexico, state prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Mexico’s forgotten victims of the drug war

Mexico's battle with its powerful drug cartels has seen almost 35 000 deaths, as well as the disappearances of an unknown number of others.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs