The growing strength of the cartels in Mexico has given drug traffickers increasing control over police, prosecutors, and judges… even entire towns. Powerful cartels have reached into nearly every sector of society, including the press. For journalists covering the raging drug war, it has become a deadly beat. Many have been silenced through murder, threats and intimidation. Reporters feel they can’t do their jobs. Since 2000, more than 60 journalists have been killed in Mexico. What’s worse is most of those murders go uninvestigated and unpunished.
Kaj Larsen follows two brave journalists, who despite threats, continue to report on drug traffickers and government corruption. Don’t miss Deadly Beat, one of three in-depth stories in one riveting hour hosted by CNN’s Randi Kaye and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
CNN Presents premieres Sunday at 8pm ET, re-airing at 11pm and 2am ET.
Although he's been under house arrest in Britain, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will nevertheless have a cameo in an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons."
The controversial figure will voice the "Simpson-ized" version of himself in the 500th episode of the long-running series, which will air February 19.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Assange will serve as a sort of "new Flanders" for the animated family after they "go off the grid" once Marge and Homer learn that Springfield's residents have been holding secret meetings to try to kick them out of town.
CNN’s Kaj Larsen examined Julian Assange for CNN Presents: “WikiWars: The Mission of Julian Assange."
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With the highest homicide rate in the world, Honduras has become the apex for drug trafficking in the region.
In this segment, CNN’s Kaj Larsen gives you an extremely rare behind-the-scenes look at an overseas operation headed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Larsen follows the head of the DEA in Honduras who, with the help of just two other DEA agents, is trying to stem the flow of an estimated 25 tons a month of cocaine bound for the U.S.
Narco Wars is one of two riveting stories you won’t want to miss on CNN Presents this Sunday at 8:00 pm ET, reairing at 11:00 pm and 2:00 am.
It’s a country with the highest homicide rate in the world, where you can literally get away with murder because so few serious crimes are solved. As a result, it's become the main corridor for cocaine coming north from Colombia. That nation is Honduras. Along with its neighbors Guatemala and El Salvador, it's the deadliest region on earth.
CNN’s Kaj Larsen takes you to homicide scenes, meets coffin makers, and embeds with police operations that barely hold the line against the region’s powerful street gangs.
He also introduces you to brave people trying to make a difference, from the outreach workers for Doctors Without Borders – who walk the most violent streets in the world - to the officials fighting the region’s endemic corruption.
Don’t miss Narco Wars on CNN Presents this Sunday at 8:00 pm ET, re-airing at 11:00 pm and 2:00 am.
WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange lost a court battle to stay in the United Kingdom Wednesday and will be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over sex charges, a court ruled.
Appeals court judges Lord Justice John Thomas and Justice Duncan Ouseley rejected all four of the arguments Assange's defense team used to fight the extradition.
They will hold another hearing later this month to determine whether he can appeal. Assange, who has been under house arrest for nearly a year while waiting to find out the results, said Wednesday he will now consider his next steps.
"I have not been charged with any crime in any country," he said on the steps of the High Court in London. "Despite this, the European arrest warrant is so restrictive that it prevents UK courts from considering the facts of a case, as judges have made clear here today."FULL STORY