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Rural Chihuahua, Mexico Still Cartel Battleground

Mexico's Chihuahua state registered its lowest monthly homicide numbers since 2007, but per capita violence levels in rural areas of the state are alarmingly high...
Barrio Azteca Gang Members
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Barrio Azteca on the Slide, MS13 on the Rise in Texas: Report

The latest report on Texas gangs has downgraded the threat posed by Barrio Azteca while upgrading the MS13, reflecting how US gangs often respond to Latin American...
A narco-caravan in Mexico prepares for battle
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New Video Appears of Hit Squad in Mine-Rich Mexico Region

A new video of a caravan of hitmen in northern Mexican offers a rare view of the fighting forces of Mexico’s criminal organizations, and may reflect the ongoing...
Alleged head of the Juarez Cartel, “El Chuyin”
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Mexico Captures Alleged Head of Once Mighty Juarez Cartel

Authorities have captured the alleged head of the Juarez Cartel, once one of Mexico's most powerful drug trafficking organizations that has since declined into a...
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Mexico’s Violent Juarez Cartel Capo, Almost a King, Now a Prisoner

Authorities in Mexico have captured the legendary Juarez Cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias "Viceroy," who may be best remembered for presiding over the...
Juarez Cartel chief Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias "El Viceroy."
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Reported Narco-Summit Could Herald Upheaval for Mexico Underworld

The leaders of some of Mexico's principal drug cartels recently staged a narco-summit to reconfigure the criminal landscape, according to reports in local media,...
A displaced family living in makeshift housing in Sinaloa
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Mexico’s Internally Displaced An Invisible Problem: Report

Hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico have been internally displaced due to violence perpetrated by organized crime groups but the majority have yet to receive...
The war for Juarez cost thousands of lives
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Did the US Help Sinaloa Cartel Win Turf War?

A prominent news site has released information suggesting US officials allowed informants from Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel to continue trafficking drugs during a turf...
Jamie Gonzalez
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Tales From Mexico’s Embattled Media: Part II

Northern Mexico is home to the three most dangerous states in the country for journalists to ply their trade in. The story of Jaime Gonzalez -- the first journalist...