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smuggling

A Booming Black Market Is Putting Many Cacti Species in Danger

Conservation scientists found that 261 out of 1,438 cactus species are unprotected by preserves or conservation regulations, putting them more at risk than mammals and birds.
Becky Ferreira
9.24.18
weird nature

Sinkholes in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula Just Drained a Lagoon Like a Bathtub

Mexico’s Laguna de Chakanbacán recently disappeared after sinkholes gulped down its water.
Sarah Emerson
8.29.18
living with jaguars

Trump’s Border Wall Would Condemn US Jaguars to Extinction

“A viable jaguar population could be reestablished in the US, but not if the wall is built.”
Stephen Leahy
4.5.18
Cave Dives

The World’s Biggest Underwater Cave Is Full of Maya Bones and Artifacts

Mexico’s San Actun cave system contains pottery, bones of extinct giant sloths, and a 9,000-year-old human skull.
Becky Ferreira
2.22.18
Border Lines

The Mexican Border-Crossing App That Suddenly Disappeared

“What would stop Border Patrol agents from signing up for this also?”
Brian Anderson
1.25.18
Border Lines

Great, Mexican Drug Cartels Now Have Weaponized Drones

“Potato bomb” quadcopters give narcos more options for perpetrating crimes they're perfectly capable of pulling off some other way.
David Axe
10.25.17
Broadband Land

Mexican TV Is Interfering with Rural Broadband in California

The Tribal Digital Village has been working since 2001 to improve access to internet for reservation residents, and has faced some unique challenges.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.21.17
State of Surveillance

Mexican Governor Spied on President With Hacking Team Spyware, Lawsuit Alleges

A former intelligence officer brings to light yet more evidence of surveillance abuses in Mexico.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.30.17
Cyberwar1

Here's What's Coming in the New Season of CYBERWAR

VICELAND’s show on hacking and cyberwarfare is back for a new season.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.17.17
Op-Ed

Mexico Hacking and Spying on Its Citizens Is a 'Human Rights Crisis'

The illegal use of hacking tools by the Mexican government against activists and reporters has become a systematic policy of intimidation and harassment.
Gisela Pérez de Acha
6.23.17
State of Surveillance

Mexico's Sloppy Hacking Attempts Expose Customers of a $1 Billion Spyware Company

A customer of the secretive spyware maker NSO Group is trying to hack several journalists and human rights activists in Mexico.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.19.17
Narco Cyber

A ‘Hacker’ Exposed a Mexican Drug Lord, Now He's Trying to Save His Own Life

The computer engineer secretly shot video of the purported heir to Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán and was reported to be living in the US under government protection. In fact, he’s stuck in Mexico.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Brian Anderson
5.17.17
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