Mexico Drug War

Three stories of the drug war are woven into a beautifully shot, well made documentary called Kingdom of Shadows. Grieving families, aging former traffickers, undercover law enforcement and crusading activists are all highlighted in a brutal war that has taken many lives. The movie charts the evolution of the illicit drug industry and the raging violence that has hit Mexico with full force. 

It screened at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Nov 10th at 7:30 PM.

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ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Mexican authorities say they have arrested six people in connection with the escape of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the country's biggest drug lord.

The Associated Press reports that among those captured are Guzmán's brother-in-law.

The wire service adds:

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has once again eluded Mexican authorities.

This time, reports NPR's Carrie Kahn, Mexican marines had found Mexico's most wanted drug trafficker in a remote mountainous area, but he got away again, suffering injuries.

Carrie sent this report to our Newscast unit:

The new film Sicario starring Emily Blunt and Benecio Del Toro features FBI agents in the borderland taking on the escalating drug war. While it’s gotten great reviews, some politicians and communities on both side of the border are protesting the way the film portrays the region The mayor of Juarez has reportedly even called for a boycott of the film.

More than 50 residents of El Paso recently went to a special viewing of the movie Sicario – to mixed reviews.

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