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US Arrests Drug Company Execs for Allegedly Fueling Opioid Epidemic

US Arrests Drug Company Execs for Allegedly Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Top executives of a US pharmaceutical company have been arrested for allegedly scheming to overprescribe the highly addictive opiate fentanyl, one of the main narcotics behind a national drug epidemic that is likely funding a bloody cartel war in neighboring Mexico.

Sinaloa Cartel Attempted to Set Up Trafficking Structure in Paraguay

Sinaloa Cartel Attempted to Set Up Trafficking Structure in Paraguay

Paraguayan authorities arrested six individuals linked to the Sinaloa Cartel for allegedly attempting to set up a cocaine trafficking scheme from Colombia to Europe, in what appears a confirmation of the crime group's intention to exploit Paraguay as a drug transshipment point.

Mexico Struggling with Widespread Cyber Theft of Personal Data

Mexico Struggling with Widespread Cyber Theft of Personal Data

The cyber theft of personal and business data in Mexico is reportedly increasing, illustrating the limited power that government institutions possess to counter the rapidly evolving and sizable cyber crime industry in the country.

Mexico’s War on Crime: A Decade of (Militarized) Failure

Mexico’s War on Crime: A Decade of (Militarized) Failure

This week marks ten years since Mexico's government embarked on a militarized campaign against the country's criminal organizations, but while many criminal leaders have been captured or killed, a decade of confrontation has failed to substantially improve the nation's security situation.

New Embezzlement Allegations Against Fugitive Fmr Mexico Governor

New Embezzlement Allegations Against Fugitive Fmr Mexico Governor

New details have surfaced relating to the alleged embezzlement of fugitive former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte, highlighting a lack of institutional capacity to prevent and punish corrupt politicians in Mexico.

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.