News Analysis

Record Meth Seizure in Spain Points to Mexico Criminal Expansion

Record Meth Seizure in Spain Points to Mexico Criminal Expansion

Mexico's drug traffickers appear to be looking to expand the methamphetamine trade far beyond the Western Hemisphere, as evidenced by what may be Spain's biggest ever meth seizure -- which was reportedly destined for the highly lucrative Australian market.  Read More

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Guatemala Court Okays Questioned Judicial Selections

Guatemala Court Okays Questioned Judicial Selections

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has deemed the selection of more than 100 judges to the country's Supreme Court and appellate courts was made legally, despite widespread criticism that the process was influenced by shady figures operating among the country's political elites.  Read More

Leader of Mendoza Drug Clan Captured in Guatemala

Leader of Mendoza Drug Clan Captured in Guatemala

The alleged head of the Mendoza family drug clan in Guatemala, and various other suspected members of the criminal group, have been arrested, striking a serious blow to an organization once considered untouchable.  Read More

Mexico Colludes with Alleged Criminals to Hunt Knights Templar

Mexico Colludes with Alleged Criminals to Hunt Knights Templar

The prosecutor general of Michoacan state in west Mexico has admitted carrying out operations with alleged drug traffickers in the hunt for Knights Templar criminal boss "La Tuta," yet again raising the specter of state collusion with organized crime. Read More

2014 A Record Year for Disappearances in Mexico

2014 A Record Year for Disappearances in Mexico

New statistics show that Mexico recorded its highest ever number of disappearances in 2014, in a timely reminder that the disappearance of 43 student teachers in Iguala was not an isolated incident. Read More