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Mexico is struggling to combat money laundering
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Mexico Still Struggling to Combat Money Laundering: Reports

Several recent government reports show that Mexico continues to struggle with combating money laundering, a longstanding problem exacerbated by a lack of political...
Michoacán state is the world leader in avocado production
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Powerful Mexico Crime Groups Grew by Extorting Avocado Trade: Report

A new report suggests that two organized crime groups in Mexico initially funded their criminal enterprises through extorting and kidnapping avocado farmers,...
New study asks why drug cartels went to war in Mexico
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Study Sheds New Light on Roots of Mexico Cartel Wars

A new study from two leading researchers ties Mexico's current security crisis to the unforeseen consequences of the nation's democratic opening....
350 tons of octopus have been stolen in Mexico in the last month
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Tentacles of Organized Crime in Mexico Extend to Octopus Theft

More than a dozen trailers transporting multi-ton shipments of frozen octopus have been reported stolen in Mexico in the last month, illustrating how crime groups...
Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto
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Was Mexico President’s 2012 Campaign Funded by Odebrecht?

New documents have reportedly revealed that Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto had his 2012 presidential campaign financed in part by a subsidiary of the...
Two prisoners who 'escaped' after kidnapping
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In Mexico: A Kidnapping, a Negotiation, then an ‘Escape’

A criminal group in Mexico reportedly kidnapped a prison director and his son to use as a bargaining chip for the release of two of the group's members, a stark...
Dudley and Quinones discuss heroin trade
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Weekly InSight: The DEA and the Heroin Crisis in the United States

In our October 26 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley and "Dreamland" author Sam Quinones discussed the homegrown opioid and heroin...
Prescription drug poisoning is the leading cause of US drug overdoses
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Greatest Drug Threat to the United States Is Homegrown: DEA

The homegrown problem of prescription painkiller abuse continues to be the biggest, deadliest drug threat to the United States, according to the DEA's latest...
Mexico is on track to have its most violent year on record
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Mexico Victims’ Survey Belies Growing Homicides

A survey of crime victims in Mexico shows that perceptions of insecurity and the number of victims have stayed relatively stable despite the country being on pace...