When Jose Perez returned to his house on the afternoon of July 26, 2012, six police broke into his home. "Where are the wetbacks?" they shouted. The officers were members of the Pamana Unit, a group created to combat drug trafficking in Hidalgo county in southern Texas. They began to inspect the house, looking for migrants. When they didn't
The corrupting power of Mexican drug traffickers is finding its way into the police forces of the southern United States. An investigation by the Dromomanos collective, winner of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards, published in El Universal, reveals drug traffickers have bribed a large number of sheriffs, border patrol officers, and customs officials in Texas.