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Mexico’s Criminal Groups and Tequila Industry Continue Thorny Relationship

Revelations that the Jalisco Cartel laundered hundreds of millions of dollars through front companies posing as tequila vendors is the latest chapter in a...
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Money Laundering Allegations Dog Mexico’s Cruz Azul Soccer Club

Although the Mexican soccer league has canceled the rest of its season, one of its most acclaimed clubs has remained in the headlines as three of its directors are...
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As Officer Murders Soar, Identity Crisis Plagues Mexico’s Local Police

Two municipal police officers, Omar Nieves and Noemí Esperanza, were on routine patrol, sitting in traffic in broad daylight on a highway in northern Celaya, when...
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The Never-Ending List of Allegations Against Mexico’s Former Top Cop

The former head of Mexico’s federal police has been implicated in a money-laundering scheme that moved millions in suspected bribes from cartels. This is just the...
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Sinaloa Hitman’s Killing in Mexico Hints at Cartel Power Play

The execution of a top Sinaloa Cartel enforcer who was recently in US custody and fled to Mexico raises the question: Who benefited from his...
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International Money Laundering Schemes Latest to Fall Victim to Coronavirus

Dirty cash from the illicit drug trade is piling up in major US cities as the novel coronavirus hobbles yet another fundamental component of the operations of Latin...
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Coronavirus and Crime – Lethal Combo for Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Mexico's tourism hotspots were already seeing visitor numbers drop due to the impact of violent crime, and with the coronavirus keeping more people away, it may be...
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The Slow Death of Mexico’s Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel

Mexico's Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel has found itself on the ropes, fending off authorities and attacks by the rival Jalisco Cartel and the...
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Mexico Cartels Hand Out Food Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Recent cases of criminal groups distributing supplies in Mexico suggest that the coronavirus pandemic has presented an opportunity to cultivate popular support and...