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Mexico Leaving Its Protected Witnesses in Limbo

A key witness in Mexico has stated that she will not give further evidence against leaders of the Zetas drug cartel, after authorities withdrew her security...
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Mexico Cartels Quick To Deny Making Threats Against AMLO

A series of messages from criminal groups directly threatening Mexico’s president have appeared in recent months, but the tactic appears to have backfired badly,...
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Luxury Cars Gifted to Questionable Police Forces in Mexico and Argentina

Luxurious vehicles seized from criminals in Mexico and Argentina are being handed over for use by police forces, despite their reputation for corruption and...
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Narco-Assets for Sale in Mexico: Going, Going, Gone?

Who wouldn’t want a huge mansion, a full-sized pool and an escape tunnel at lower than market value? While the Mexican government is auctioning off properties,...
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Walled Inside Homes, Corpses of Mexico’s Disappeared Evade Authorities

Forensic examiners recovering bodies from mass graves in remote terrain has become commonplace during Mexico’s drug war, but criminal groups in Jalisco are making...
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Will Officials Finally Admit Scale of Mexico’s Forced Displacement Crisis?

New figures have revealed the full extent of how violence has displaced hundreds of thousands of Mexicans in the last decade, and how this national crisis has been...
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Cartel Takedown Won’t Solve Mexico’s Oil Theft Problem

Authorities in Mexico have cracked down on the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, touted as the nation’s leading oil theft gang, but this vast criminal economy will not...
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El Chapo Has Been Jailed for Life, But Is Mexico Better Off?

A US federal court has sentenced former Sinaloa Cartel capo Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera to life in prison, but in the drug lord’s absence, any semblance...
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Mexico Criminal Groups Increase Child Recruitment Tactics

Crime organizations in Mexico are increasingly recruiting children and adolescents to use as “disposable labor”, taking advantage of the lack of effective...