These Widows Hope That A Factory Can Rebuild What The Drug War Shattered
After their husbands — including many who were caught up in Mexico’s drug cartels — vanished or were killed, these women have put their blood, sweat, tears, and hopes into a small ramshackle factory. BuzzFeed News’ Karla Zabludovsky reports from Apatzingán, Mexico.
Controversial Mississippi Drug Unit Under Review By Local Officials
University of Mississippi Police Chief Tim Potts told a local paper that a BuzzFeed News investigation sparked the changes to the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics unit, which used controversial methods to recruit college-age informants.
The Short, Hard Life Of Freddie Gray
Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody inspired riots in Baltimore because it was all too familiar to all too many people. His short life was punctuated by a series of difficult and confounding encounters with the criminal justice system that were even more common than his death.
Mississippi Narcotics Unit That Recruited Students Called On To Disband
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation, the Libertarian Party of Lafayette County is demanding public officials and Ole Miss leaders disband a local narcotics unit that has compelled local college students to become drug informants or face felony charges.
Nobody, Especially The Government, Knows How Many Mass Graves Have Been Found In Mexico
Hundreds of mass graves have been discovered across Mexico, but the government isn’t keeping tabs. How many clandestinely buried bodies are rotting under the country’s surface? You can also read this report in Spanish.
Meet One Of The Most Badass Reporters In Mexico
Despite the murder of dozens of journalists and constant intimidation from the police and drug cartels, Ciudad Juarez's reporters aren't backing down. "We don’t have time to put on a hero’s T-shirt. We have to do our work each and every day … and help our community overcome this," Martin Orquiz says.