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Reporter Murdered in Veracruz, Mexico Was Under Police Protection

Reporter Murdered in Veracruz, Mexico Was Under Police Protection

The third reporter murdered in the southern Mexico state of Veracruz this year was gunned down in front of his family despite being under police protection at the time, illustrating the dangers of working as a journalist in a hub for drug and human trafficking that is plagued by corruption-fueled violence.

Zetas Leader’s Conviction Shows Long Arm of US Law

Zetas Leader’s Conviction Shows Long Arm of US Law

A federal jury in Texas convicted a former Zetas leader of multiple crimes committed in Mexico, underscoring a broader trend of the United States prosecuting foreign suspects for crimes committed abroad.

Organized Crime Loopholes Water Down Mexico Justice Reform

Organized Crime Loopholes Water Down Mexico Justice Reform

Mexico is currently in the process of implementing historic changes to its criminal justice system, but the planned reforms include due process exceptions in organized crime cases that could undermine the initiative's intent.

Zeta Trial Brings More Tales of Terror and Corruption

Zeta Trial Brings More Tales of Terror and Corruption

As the trial of Zetas Cartel leader Marciano Millán Vázquez continued in San Antonio, Texas, witnesses took the stand to described how drug traffickers co-opted and controlled media outlets in Coahuila, allegedly bribed the state's governor  and how Vázquez committed and ordered multiple brutal murders.

Mapping Mexico's Current Organized Crime Landscape

Mapping Mexico's Current Organized Crime Landscape

More than three years into the term of Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) and Sinaloa Cartel operate in 15 states combined, while the Zetas and the Knights Templar have been reduced to operating in just one apiece.

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.