InSight Crime Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello reflects on the new television series "El Chapo" in light of her experience covering the real-life crime boss, drug-related violence and other security issues in Mexico. Warning: This article contains spoilers.
A confrontation between security forces in Mexico's embattled state of Sinaloa and an armed group left 19 dead and 5 injured, and provided further evidence of a splintering Sinaloa Cartel.
Recent boasting by government officials in Mexico about the country's success in capturing criminal bosses has reopened a longstanding debate about the strategic goals of Mexico's organized crime policies.
Guatemala has declared a state of emergency in a border area where two local communities employed by rival Mexican cartels are fighting over poppy cultivation, a local conflict that is just one battle in a regional war for the heroin market.