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Will Self-Defense Groups Form in Mexico City?

Angry street vendors in Mexico City are threatening to form self-defense groups if authorities can't stop the activities of a powerful organized crime...
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Guatemala Presidential Candidate Solicited Sinaloa Cartel for Campaign Cash: US

US authorities have charged a Guatemalan presidential candidate with soliciting campaign funds from Mexico's Sinaloa...
Colinas de Santa Fe, site of Mexico's largest mass grave discovery
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AMLO’s Complex Pledge to Uncover Mass Graves in Mexico

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently reinstated the National Search System for Missing Persons (NSSMP), raising hopes that a real effort to...
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Fish Bladders Mean Big Business for Chinese and Mexican Smugglers

The swim bladder of an endangered fish caught only in Mexico nets tens of thousands of dollars in China’s black markets, with traffickers from both countries...
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The Demons in the Sinaloa Cartel’s Closet

The arrest of Juan Guadalupe Jacobo Regalado, alias "El J3" or "El Chepa," in early April marks a significant blow against the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico and marks an...
Former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte
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Cronies of Disgraced Veracruz Ex-Governor Walk Free in Mexico

Six officials linked to disgraced Veracruz ex-governor Javier Duarte's cabinet have been cleared of all charges or secured early release from jail, prompting...
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Mexico Still Struggling to Curb Illegal Medicine Epidemic

A Mexican senator has proposed tougher punishment for the illegal production and theft of medicine, as part of a renewed attempt to constrain the country’s...
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Gang in Mexico Offers ‘Drug Menu’ Via Encrypted WhatsApp

A drug gang in Mexico City is providing menus of its products and making deals via WhatsApp in a case that shows how dealers exploit encrypted technology to reach...
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Mexico’s New Airport Boss Aiding International Drug Trafficking: Report

A new report says Mexico’s recently appointed supervisor of the country’s airports and ports is suspected of facilitating drug trafficking through...