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Mexico Extradites 'El Chapo,' Spurs Debate

Mexico Extradites 'El Chapo,' Spurs Debate

Mexico's government extradited legendary kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to the United States just hours before Donald Trump's inauguration, in a move that is spurring debate about what message the Mexican government is trying to send to the incoming president. 

Violence in Mexico’s Tourism Epicenter Points to Cartel Conflict

Violence in Mexico’s Tourism Epicenter Points to Cartel Conflict

A recent wave of violence in Mexico's most important tourism corridor has sparked fears about new conflicts between drug cartels seeking to gain control over the area.

More Zetas Accusations Do Little to Slow Mexico Politician’s Roll

More Zetas Accusations Do Little to Slow Mexico Politician’s Roll

The testimony of an alleged former Zetas' plaza boss illustrates how deep the criminal syndicate's networks penetrated Coahuila's government in Mexico, a fact that has done little to impede the political ambitions of the former governor and the party boss implicated in the case.

GameChangers 2016: Illegal Mining and Continuing Criminal Diversification

GameChangers 2016: Illegal Mining and Continuing Criminal Diversification

Latin America witnessed a criminal boom in illegal mining in 2016, and a rise of complementary illicit activities, as organized crime recognized the potential of illegal gold can rival the cocaine trade.

Most Mexicans Think Police 'Controlled by Org Crime': Poll

Most Mexicans Think Police 'Controlled by Org Crime': Poll

A recent opinion poll in Mexico reveals an embarrassing lack of public trust in security forces, exemplifying yet again how institutional failures risk boosting support for problematic responses to insecurity such as the militarization of citizen safety initiatives and the formation of self-defense movements.

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.