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Report Links US Drug Lobby to Opioid Epidemic

Report Links US Drug Lobby to Opioid Epidemic

A new report sheds light on how the US pharmaceutical industry has poured millions of dollars into an effort to stop public health measures aimed at curbing over-prescription of opioid drugs, indirectly feeding the US heroin epidemic and Mexico's deadly boom in heroin production.

Two Years Later, Unsolved Iguala Case Underscores Mexico Security Failures

Two Years Later, Unsolved Iguala Case Underscores Mexico Security Failures

The case of Mexico's 43 missing students remains unsolved after two years, underscoring the reasons for the deep distrust many Mexican citizens harbor toward their government when it comes to matters of crime and security.

Illegal Mining a Golden Opportunity for Mexico Crime Groups

Illegal Mining a Golden Opportunity for Mexico Crime Groups

A prominent Mexican activist turned government official recently called attention to the ties between organized crime and the nation's mining industry, sounding an alarm that has grown increasingly loud in recent years.

DEA Says Mexico Cartels Battling to Corner US Heroin Market

DEA Says Mexico Cartels Battling to Corner US Heroin Market

Two of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels are battling for control of the US heroin market, the DEA says, raising the possibility that heroin trafficking patterns may be evolving along similar lines as the cocaine trade.

CentAm Migrants Suffer Brunt of Mexico Crackdown: Report

CentAm Migrants Suffer Brunt of Mexico Crackdown: Report

Mexico's crackdown against Central American migrants has increased human rights violations and crimes against the migrants, according to a new report, suggesting it is the vulnerable rather than the human smugglers that are suffering as a result of the new security measures.

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.