Category Archives: Crime

Guadalajara’s greatest mysteries

1. The “Black Widow” of Chapala  With a string of suspected poisonings, a strangling and an empty coffin, the case of the “Black Widow” is a narrative Raymond Chandler would have been proud of. Yet Maria Socorro Rodriguez, the femme … Continue reading

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Femicide in Mexico: Family of murdered woman await justice, demand new legal interpretation

Little has changed in the two years since Imelda Virgen, a 40-year-old Guadalajara psychologist, was beaten to death on the orders of her husband. The suspects remain in custody but have yet to be sentenced. Much to the disappointment of … Continue reading

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Hair theft on the rise across Latin America

In June 2011, a 23-year-old woman was walking to a bus stop in the center of Guadalajara when she saw a dark figure approaching, armed with a pair of scissors. The assailant jumped in front of her and shoved her … Continue reading

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The man who betrayed Chapo?

Many experts now agree that this is the man behind Chapo Guzman’s downfall: Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, a former farmer who has been involved in drug trafficking for fifty years but has never been arrested. Hailing from Sinaloa, the same … Continue reading

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