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Gulf of Mexico Oil Industry Reeling From Hundreds of Pirate Attacks in 2019

The seizure of an Italian oil supply vessel by pirates in the Gulf of Mexico in November, in which two crew were injured, was but the latest in a series of hundreds...
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Mexico’s Former Top Security Official Indicted on US Drug Charges

US authorities have arrested the former top security official in Mexico during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón on drug charges and taking...
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InSight Crime Conference Talks Trends, Perspectives on LatAm Organized Crime

For the second consecutive year, some of Latin America’s leading academics and experts in the field of organized crime convened in the Colombian capital of...
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Bogotá Raid Shows Importance of Mexico Cartels for Colombian Coca

The dismantling of an international drug trafficking organization led by a powerful Mexican cartel is yet another example of how their money fuels much of...
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How Mexico’s ‘Small Armies’ Came to Commit a Massacre

Two lesser-known criminal groups have grabbed headlines in recent weeks for their role in the brazen ambush and murder of women and children in northern Mexico, but...
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Mexico’s Oil Thieves Have Moved Into Extortion in Guanajuato

While the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel has faced the brunt of the Mexican government’s war against oil theft, it has used its clout in the state of Guanajuato to...
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Will Killers Walk Free in Cartel Ambush of Mormon Family in Mexico?

The brazen murder of several children and women from a prominent American Mormon family by cartel gunmen in northern Mexico has yet again highlighted the country's...
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Mexico, Colombia Drug Raids Reveal Human Skulls, Saints, and Spells

An altar laden with human skulls and bones was used by a powerful Mexico City gang in the worship of Santa Muerte, a death cult that has drug trade...
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La Unión Tepito Inner Workings Revealed in Mexico City Raid

A recent raid against the La Unión Tepito gang in Mexico City may not have a lasting impact on the group's activities but has shown how deep its links to police...