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...
The 'Matazetas,' a product of criminal fragmentation
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The Current State of Mexico’s Many Drug Cartels

It is tempting to separate Mexico's drug cartels into six hierarchical groups, each competing for trafficking turf. The reality, however, is that the Sinaloa...
Mexico-bound cocaine shipment seized in Panama
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4 of Mexico’s Cartels Operate in Panama: Officials

Panama's intelligence sources have identified four major Mexican cartels operating in that country, another sign of the widening reach of Mexico's criminals across...
Narcomanta banner hung by NCJ
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Alleged Juarez Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico

Police in Mexico have arrested the alleged leader of the Juarez Cartel, who is also the brother of the cartel's late founder, raising the question of what will...
Juarez police at a crime scene
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Is Violence Returning to Ciudad Juarez?

The drop in violence in Ciudad Juarez remains one of the most dramatic turnarounds of Mexico’s drug war, but a recent rise in killings raises questions about the...
Juarez Mayor Murguia, Police Chief Leyzaola with bodyguards
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Private Juarez: a Border Town’s Security Revolution

In 2010 Ciudad Juarez was one of the most violent and dangerous cities in the world, a frontline battleground in the "War on Drugs." Then, in 2011, the crime...