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Illicit Alcohol Market Drives Another Epidemic in Mexico

A spate of deaths following the consumption of adulterated alcohol suggest pandemic restrictions on alcohol sales have encouraged the expansion of a perilous black...
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How Drug Cartels Moved into Illegal Logging in Mexico

Chihuahua is Mexico’s biggest state, and more than a fifth of its 25,000 hectares is forested, mostly with pine trees of the type that are harvested in vast...
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Yucca Cacti Theft Illuminates Mexico’s Hidden Plant Trafficking Problem

Theft of yucca cacti from indigenous communities in Mexico’s northwestern state of Baja California for export to US, European and Asian markets is reportedly...
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US Chemicals Help Fuel Mexico Drug Production: Report

Authorities in Mexico said they will look into the mass-scale diversion of chemicals from US companies to produce drugs that are trafficked over the border to feed...
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The Sicilianization of Mexican Drug Cartels

Extortion can be defined as the action through which one individual obtains a resource from another through intimidation or threat of violence. This criminal...
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Colombia-Mexico Links Alleged in Narco-Sub Caught in Pacific

Authorities say a submarine intercepted off Colombia's Pacific Coast was carrying more than a ton of cocaine bound for Mexico's Jalisco Cartel, though the details...
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Mexico City Fentanyl Seizures May Point to Shifting Trafficking Trends

Authorities in Mexico have recently seized large quantities of fentanyl and precursor chemicals used to make the synthetic drug at the international airport in the...
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Is AMLO Getting Serious About Mexico’s Anti-Corruption Fight?

After a lackluster start to confronting endemic corruption in Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appears now to be showing a renewed commitment to the...
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Three Takeaways from the Capture of ‘El Marro’ in Mexico

The arrest of Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel boss, “El Marro,” was welcomed by Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was in need of a security...