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Shadow of Organized Crime Hovers over Wave of Mexico Journalist Killings

Shadow of Organized Crime Hovers over Wave of Mexico Journalist Killings

The murder of a Chihuahua-based correspondent marks the third killing of a journalist in Mexico this month, a wave of targeted violence for which organized crime may be responsible that also reflects more general trends of rising insecurity.

Meet the Little-Known Mexican Cartel Operating in California

Meet the Little-Known Mexican Cartel Operating in California

A little-known drug trafficking group in Mexico called "Las Moicas" has not only successfully defended its foothold in the US heroin market for years against Mexico's most powerful cartels, but recent reports suggest that it might be expanding.

Extortion of Mexico Electric Company Spotlights State Weaknesses

Extortion of Mexico Electric Company Spotlights State Weaknesses

Organized crime groups are extorting Mexico's federal electricity company, highlighting the ways in which criminal organizations are exploiting the state's weakness to increase their revenues.

Rising Violence in Chihuahua, Mexico Points to Homegrown Disputes

Rising Violence in Chihuahua, Mexico Points to Homegrown Disputes

The border state of Chihuahua, Mexico is confronting a resurgence of violent crime, but the fight seems more about local revenue streams than international trafficking routes.

'Weekly InSight' Videocast on Coca Boom, Corruption and Cartels

'Weekly InSight' Videocast on Coca Boom, Corruption and Cartels

In our March 16 Facebook Live videocast, InSight Crime Senior Investigators Deborah Bonello and Héctor Silva Ávalos, and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed some of the biggest stories of the week, which included the regional effects of the Colombia coca boom and the potential new leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel.

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.