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History of Activism Helps Mexico’s Indigenous Resist Organized Crime: Report

A new report examines the factors that enable indigenous resistance to organized crime in Mexico -- an interesting framework for understanding how indigenous...
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High Insecurity, Low Reporting of Crimes: Mexico’s Toxic Combo

The reticence of victims to report a crime in Mexico, documented in a recent survey, has shone a light on historical levels of mistrust in the country's...
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Mexico’s Cartels Fighting It Out for Control of Avocado Business

Four competing drug cartels are extorting avocado producers in Michoacán, Mexico, showing how the fruit is becoming an increasingly important source of illicit...
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Can Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel Win the Turf War for Michoacán?

Representatives of Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel have spoken out on behalf of their shadowy leader to demand that residents of a town in the hotly contested Tierra...
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AMLO Yet to Bring Justice in Mexico’s Ayotzinapa Case

After his landslide victory, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador vowed to get to the bottom of a national scandal involving the disappearance of 43...
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Majority of Mexico Police Force Unfit for Service

The majority of police officers across Mexico are unfit for duty three years after the government established a firm timeframe for reforming the institution,...
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Mexico Media Coverage of Cartel Violence Leads to More Violence: Report

A new report tackling public displays of brutality by Mexico's criminal groups has found that media coverage of these acts has actually encouraged more violence....
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The US-Mexico Border’s Eastern End: A Forgotten Criminal Enclave?

While Mexico’s drug war has left much of its frontier with the United States threatened by cartel violence, a fine-tuned criminal strategy has allowed the...
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Is Sonora the Swansong for Mexico’s Local Police Forces?

Police in Mexico's northern state of Sonora are resigning as many of their colleagues are violently killed but the government is plugging the gap with its new...