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‘Ovidio Fest’ – Culiacán Asked to Celebrate Release of El Chapo’s Son

It has been one year since authorities in Mexico released Sinaloa Cartel scion Ovidio Guzmán to stop his gunmen from laying waste to Culiacán, and now a block party -- replete with music, beer, raffles and a parade -- is allegedly in the works to...

Lost Property? Narco-Asset Seizures in Mexico Face Renewed Challenges

Recent allegations of theft, lost property and institutionalized corruption suggest Andrés Manuel López Obrador's well-publicized auctions of criminal assets are being...

Why Traffickers Use Politicians, Celebrities to Brand Drugs

From US President Donald Trump to Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, well-known visages are used by drug gangs to not only mark their product but to stand out from the...

Netflix’s ‘Immigration Nation’ – How Criminals and Companies Exploit Migration

Released in August, the six-part Netflix documentary “Immigration Nation” goes behind the scenes of immigration policies and enforcement under the administration of US...

Chile’s Gangs Embrace Wild ‘Narco-Funerals’

Chile’s struggle to contain riotous burials for alleged gang members raises questions about why this practice is commonplace in a country that has not traditionally seen the...

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Mexico’s Narco Soap Operas Do More Than Just Glorify Drug Trade

The growing backlash against Mexican soap operas revolving around the drug trade and...

Popstar Children of Knights Templar Leader Glamorize Narco-Culture

The children of a drug cartel leader in Mexico have reportedly become pop singers, and...

Popeye: The Hitman Turned Web Star

He often describes himself as the "living memory" of the Medellín Cartel, but the truth...

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