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Zetas-Milenio Cartel Alliance Heralds Danger for Jalisco

The latest shift in Mexico’s perpetually changing criminal landscape is an alliance between the Zetas and the Milenio Cartel, which could be an ominous sign for...
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Mexico Marines Recapture Fugitive Gulf Cartel Moneyman

Mexico recaptures the alleged chief financial officer of the Gulf Cartel, nine years after he escaped...
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Arson Attack on Monterrey Casino Part of Battle over Gambling Industry

Buried in President Calderon's speech on a Monterrey arson attack which left more than 50 dead was the key to why it happened: the rise of illegal gambling...
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Body Parts Found in North Mexico Mass Grave

At least 14 bodies have been discovered in a series of mass graves in Nuevo Leon, north...
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Monterrey Massacre Comes Amid Gulf-Zetas Battles

The slaughter of at least 20 people in a Monterrey bar is another violent manifestation of the ongoing battle for control of this north Mexico city, a vital link in...
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North Mexico Police Chief Gunned Down in Office

The chief of police in a suburb of the wealthy north Mexico city of Monterrey has been gunned down, as authorities struggle to keep a lid on one of the country's...
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26 Police Arrested as Mexico Investigates Bodyguards’ Murder

Authorities in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, have announced the arrest of 26 local police officers, as they investigate the murder of two bodyguards serving the state’s...
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Mexico Defense of Kingpin Strategy Falls Short

Mexico's government argues that killing and arresting the leaders of drug cartels does not lead to increased violence. But is the "myth-busting" by President...
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‘Narco-Tanks’: Mexico’s Cartels Get Asymmetric Weapons

The discovery of a “narco-tank” factory in north Mexico is the latest evolution in traffickers' increasingly tactical struggle for territory. While some minimize...