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Weekly InSight: The Bloody Road to Mexico’s Election

In our May 10 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello and Managing Editor Josefina Salomón discussed the challenging environment in Mexico as...
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Mexico, Deadliest Place for Media, Advances Journalist’s Murder Case

On May 15, 2017, Javier Valdez Cárdenas was walking towards his car in his hometown of Culiacán in the Pacific state of Sinaloa when gunmen pulled up beside him,...
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Gruesome Killing of Mexico Students a Reminder of Ayotzinapa Mistakes

The gruesome killing of three students in the state of Jalisco has raised fresh questions about Mexico’s capacity to effectively investigate violent...
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Four Takeaways From Mexico’s Presidential Debate

Mexico's voters eager for practical solutions to tackle the country's record-high homicide rate and the increasingly complex criminal dynamics were left waiting in...
The FBI is offering $20 million for the arrest of Rafael Caro Quintero
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FBI Names Mexico’s ‘Narco of Narcos’ to Top 10 Most Wanted List

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation just added one of Mexico's most legendary gangsters, Rafael Caro Quintero, to its list of most wanted fugitives. But 40 years...
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Mexico Security Firms Need Regulation to Prevent Criminality: Report

A new report suggests that as many as three-quarters of private security companies in Mexico may be operating off the books, limiting their ability to improve...
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Mexico’s Zetas: From Criminal Powerhouse to Fragmented Remnants

The Zetas were once Mexico’s most feared and violent organized crime threat. Now, the group is a fragmented shadow of its former self. InSight Crime looks at what...
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Truce With Criminal Groups Pits Bishop Against Mexico Government

The refusal of Mexico's government to recognize agreements between a Catholic bishop and organized crime groups regarding electoral violence in the state of...
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Colombia Arrests Air Traffic Controllers With Sinaloa Cartel Links

The recent arrest in Colombia of two veteran air traffic controllers linked to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has once again highlighted the key role played by corrupt...