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Layers of Corruption Facilitate Fuel Theft in Mexico

Layers of Corruption Facilitate Fuel Theft in Mexico

From corrupt oil workers to public officials to possibly even private companies, fuel theft from the Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex has a lot of partners.

Blacklisting of Mexico Heroin Trafficking Group Could Signal Changes to US Strategy

Blacklisting of Mexico Heroin Trafficking Group Could Signal Changes to US Strategy

The US Treasury Department has assigned a little-known heroin trafficking group based in Mexico to its "Kingpin" list, raising questions as to why US authorities are taking this step now and what it says about broader shifts to US anti-narcotics strategy. 

US Bank Admits Criminal Failure to Stop Money Laundering to Mexico

US Bank Admits Criminal Failure to Stop Money Laundering to Mexico

A subsidiary of one of the largest banking corporations in the United States has admitted to engaging in criminal behavior by failing to properly investigate tens of millions of dollars in suspicious money transfers to Mexico, highlighting the important role US financial institutions play in laundering money for Latin American criminal organizations.

Crime Groups Control 65 Percent of State Prisons in Mexico: Report

Crime Groups Control 65 Percent of State Prisons in Mexico: Report

Organized crime groups control 65 percent of state prisons in Mexico, according to a government report about prison conditions in the country published this week. The figure reaffirms the poor conditions of Mexican prisons, which have long been plagued by corruption, escapes by top criminal suspects, and the participation of prison officials in various crimes. 

Mexico, Colombia Meetings Show US Security Policy on Unsure Footing

Mexico, Colombia Meetings Show US Security Policy on Unsure Footing

A recent visit by top US officials to Mexico and a meeting between the presidents of Colombia and the United States in Washington, DC have provided further evidence that the US security strategy in Latin America under the new administration has yet to find its footing.

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.