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Is Mexico’s CJNG Following in the Footsteps of the Zetas?

The alleged abduction and murder of federal agents in Mexico by the Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG) resembles the type of...
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Mexico Trumpets Arrest of ‘Most-Wanted’ Zetas Leader

Armed forces in Mexico arrested an alleged leader of the Zetas who was on the country's most-wanted list, but the longstanding policy of...
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US Congress Rejects Trump Proposals to Slash Latin America Security Aid

A new analysis suggests the US congress is poised to push back against President Donald Trump's proposals for massive cuts in security aid...
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Mexico’s Next President Will Face Rising Criminal Violence. Here’s How to Tackle It.

Mexico enters the 2018 presidential campaign on the heels of the most violent year in its recent history. But notwithstanding the urgency of...
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Mexico’s CJNG: Local Consolidation, Military Expansion and Vigilante Rhetoric

The Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG) is expanding its presence and influence throughout Mexico. In each of the states in...
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Officials in Brazil, Mexico Question Traditional Crime-Fighting Strategies

Top security officials in Brazil and Mexico are questioning traditional strategies towards combating organized crime, but it’s unlikely that these concerns will...
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Documentary Series Examines Role of Mexico’s Crime Groups in US Opioid Crisis

A new documentary series exploring the opioid epidemic ravaging cities across the United States underscores the role of Mexican organized crime groups in the...
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Mexican Cartels in Colombia: Setting up Shop or Seeking New Partners?

Colombian authorities have reported that Mexican cartels are attempting to establish themselves in the South American country. However, the presence of suspected...
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Study: 2017 Was Deadliest Year in Mexico for Homicides Linked to Organized Crime

Organized crime-related homicides reached a record high in Mexico in 2017, according to a recent study which compares government statistics with documented...