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Sinaloa Cartel's Takeover of US Heroin Market Questionable

Sinaloa Cartel's Takeover of US Heroin Market Questionable

Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has taken control of the US heroin market by elbowing out traffickers of the Asian product, according to a DEA official, but the dynamics of the drug trade on both sides of the border are somewhat more complex.

Testimony on Drug Trade Highlights System's Complexity

Testimony on Drug Trade Highlights System's Complexity

In testimony before Senate Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere subcommittee, InSight Crime Co-Director Steven Dudley discussed some common myths and the decidedly more complex reality of Mexico's drug trafficking groups and their role in fueling the US heroin epidemic.

Mexico Official Signals Shift Away from Militarized Security Strategy

Mexico Official Signals Shift Away from Militarized Security Strategy

Mexico's Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong recently said that long-term security gains in the country will depend on improving socioeconomic conditions, signaling a possible shift away from the heavy-handed anti-crime strategy the government has pursued for years.

Mexico Cartels Threaten Australia National Security: Report

Mexico Cartels Threaten Australia National Security: Report

Mexico's cartels are making inroads into Australia as Latin American drug trafficking organizations continue to look for lucrative markets far from home, a new report says.

Why a 900% Spike in Murders in West Mexico State?

Why a 900% Spike in Murders in West Mexico State?

The small west Mexico state of Colima has seen homicides rise by more than 900 percent compared to last year in a surge of violence that likely is linked to organized crime and has the potential to spill over into neighboring states. 

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.