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Gas Theft – Mexico’s Latest Criminal Conundrum

With Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador touting his successes against oil theft, criminal groups have taken advantage of a similar opportunity: gas...
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Culiacán Shambles Exposes Lack of Any Security Plan for Mexico

Amid a wave of national and international criticism for his handling of the Culiacán meltdown last week, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador faces the...
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Testing Wastewater Paints Drug Use Map Across Mexico

A pilot study in Mexico is showing promising results for measuring the frequency and type of drugs being used across the country by measuring metabolites in...
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Former Argentina Spy and Major Sex Trafficker Arrested in Mexico

An Argentine former intelligence agent was detained in Mexico, accused of leading a powerful transnational sex trafficking ring. The arrest revealed the high-level...
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Son of ‘El Chapo’ Freed After Fierce Cartel Mobilization in Mexico

Residents of Mexico’s Sinaloa state capital of Culiacán were paralyzed with fear as gunfire erupted after authorities briefly detained and then released a son of...
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History of Activism Helps Mexico’s Indigenous Resist Organized Crime: Report

A new report examines the factors that enable indigenous resistance to organized crime in Mexico -- an interesting framework for understanding how indigenous...
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High Insecurity, Low Reporting of Crimes: Mexico’s Toxic Combo

The reticence of victims to report a crime in Mexico, documented in a recent survey, has shone a light on historical levels of mistrust in the country's...
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Mexico’s Cartels Fighting It Out for Control of Avocado Business

Four competing drug cartels are extorting avocado producers in Michoacán, Mexico, showing how the fruit is becoming an increasingly important source of illicit...
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Can Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel Win the Turf War for Michoacán?

Representatives of Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel have spoken out on behalf of their shadowy leader to demand that residents of a town in the hotly contested Tierra...