Ioan Grillo

Mexico Correspondent for Time Magazine

Ioan Grillo appears in the following:

Mass Protests Over Mexico’s Missing Students

Friday, November 07, 2014

There have been mass protests in Mexico this week over the slow pace of an investigation of 43 missing student teachers in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26th.


Notorious Drug Lord El Chapo Captured After Decade-Long Manhunt

Monday, February 24, 2014

His name is Joaquin Guzman Loera, a man that Chicago law enforcement called "Enemy Number One." But most know him simply as "El Chapo"—the kingpin of the Sinaloa drug cartel, who nett...

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Mexican Drug Cartel Violence Nearing the US

Monday, June 04, 2012

We hear stores almost daily now about violence among drug cartels in Mexico, but over the weekend some of that violence spilled over the border. Police in rural Arizona found a charre...


Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency

Monday, November 28, 2011

Journalist Ioan Grillo, who has spent a decade in Mexico reporting on the drug wars from the front lines, draws a portrait of Mexico's drug cartels and how they have radically transformed in the last decade. His book El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency includes testimonies from inside the cartels, firsthand dispatches, and analysis.

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Alleged Drug Kingpin La Barbie Caught in Mexico City

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A middle-class ex-high school football star named Edgar Valdez Villarreal has long been in the sights of authorities, who allege Villarreal is one of the most successful drug traffickers in Mexico. On Monday, federal police caught Villarreal, a.k.a. "La Barbie," after an intense manhunt that lasted a year and saw the cooperation of Mexican and U.S. authorities.


Officials Related to US Consulate Killed in Mexico City Drug War

Monday, March 15, 2010

More tragic news from the drug-war torn nation south of our border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. On Saturday, three people with ties to the American consulate were shot and two killed in a drive-by shooting.

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Mexico City Legalizes Gay Marriage

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mexico City lawmakers Monday voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the capitol – a move that would also give same-sex couples the ability to adopt children. It was a stunning move in...


Mexico Drug Gangs Attack Rehab Clinics

Friday, September 04, 2009

A drug gang stormed a Mexican rehab clinic this week, killing 18 people. The execution was one of the most violent recent incidents in that country's brutal drug war. Time Magazine jo...


President Obama Heads to Mexico for "Three Amigos" Summit

Monday, August 10, 2009

President Obama is in Mexico today for meetings with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts. There's a lot on the agenda and The Takeaway has got a range of voices weighing in on NAFTA...


Mexico's Simmering Civil War

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The violence in Mexico has taken a serious uptick. In the last four days, six federal agents have been killed along with a mayor of a small town in Northern Mexico. A series of eight ...


Swine flu: We know it's spreading, but not much else

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

We continue our coverage of the outbreak of swine flu that appears to be spreading rapidly across the globe. While the epicenter of the outbreak is in Mexico, there are 50 confirmed c...


Swine flu outbreak causes global concern

Monday, April 27, 2009

An outbreak of swine flu that started in Mexico appears poised to spread across the globe, with confirmed cases in California, Texas, Ohio and New York. The possibility of a pandemic ...


President Obama travels to Mexico City

Thursday, April 16, 2009

President Obama touches down in Mexico City this afternoon for talks with his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon. This is his first trip to Latin America since being inaugurated. Det...