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Lawyers for Mexico's 'El Chapo' Slow Extradition Process

Lawyers for Mexico's 'El Chapo' Slow Extradition Process

The legal team of infamous Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has temporarily stalled his extradition to the United States in a move that may be part of an attempt to secure a deal with US prosecutors.

Clashes Reflect New Dynamics of Criminal Violence in Mexico

Clashes Reflect New Dynamics of Criminal Violence in Mexico

Recent clashes between armed groups on the home turf of captured Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán illustrate how the fragmentation of Mexico's underworld is changing the dynamics of criminal violence in the country.

Mexico Sees Most Violent Month Since Calderon Era

Mexico Sees Most Violent Month Since Calderon Era

The number of homicides in May reached levels unseen during the administration of Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, and the fact that they are more widespread makes the trend increasingly difficult for authorities to reverse.  

Is the Global Cocaine Trade in Decline?

Is the Global Cocaine Trade in Decline?

The latest United Nations drug report poses a question with major implications for Latin American organized crime: is the global cocaine market shrinking?

Mexico Publishes Poppy Cultivation Data for First Time

Mexico Publishes Poppy Cultivation Data for First Time

Mexico has for the first time released its own estimates for the amount of land dedicated to poppy cultivation, and the figures contradict expectations that the government would downplay the extent of its poppy problem.

As a bitter war between rival cartels grinds to an end, Ciudad Juarez has lost the title of world murder capital, and is moving towards something more like normality. InSight Crime looks at the role politicians, police, and for-hire street gangs played in the fighting -- asking who won, and what is next for the Mexican border city.