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Four Takeaways From Mexico’s Presidential Debate

Mexico's voters eager for practical solutions to tackle the country's record-high homicide rate and the increasingly complex criminal dynamics were left waiting in...
The FBI is offering $20 million for the arrest of Rafael Caro Quintero
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FBI Names Mexico’s ‘Narco of Narcos’ to Top 10 Most Wanted List

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation just added one of Mexico's most legendary gangsters, Rafael Caro Quintero, to its list of most wanted fugitives. But 40 years...
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Mexico Security Firms Need Regulation to Prevent Criminality: Report

A new report suggests that as many as three-quarters of private security companies in Mexico may be operating off the books, limiting their ability to improve...
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Mexico’s Zetas: From Criminal Powerhouse to Fragmented Remnants

The Zetas were once Mexico’s most feared and violent organized crime threat. Now, the group is a fragmented shadow of its former self. InSight Crime looks at what...
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Truce With Criminal Groups Pits Bishop Against Mexico Government

The refusal of Mexico's government to recognize agreements between a Catholic bishop and organized crime groups regarding electoral violence in the state of...
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Colombia Arrests Air Traffic Controllers With Sinaloa Cartel Links

The recent arrest in Colombia of two veteran air traffic controllers linked to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has once again highlighted the key role played by corrupt...
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Correction to InSight Crime’s March 28 CJNG Article

InSight Crime’s March 28 article, “Cracks in Mexico’s CJNG Could Lead to Avalanche of Violence,” incorrectly reported that the Northeast Cartel was a...
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Mexico Secures Rare Conviction for Journalist’s Murder

Two former police officers in Mexico’s most dangerous state for journalists have been convicted of murdering a newspaper owner, a rare sentence in a country where...
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How Violence Could Hijack Mexico’s Presidential Elections

A spate of attacks against politicians ahead of the July presidential elections in Mexico has once again turned attention to the influence of criminal organizations...