Patrick Corcoran writes about Mexican politics and public security at Gancho, InSight Crime, and Este País. He is writing a book on drug trafficking for the Mexican publisher Editorial Océano. He squeezes gratuitous soccer references into as much of what he writes as is possible without irritating his editors. Follow him @corcoran25.
Santos Laguna represents the troubled, fascinating city of Torreón in Mexican soccer's Primera División, at times a little too well and a little too closely for comfort. Luckily, though, the only game in town is a pretty entertaining one.