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Mexico’s New Airport Boss Aiding International Drug Trafficking: Report

A new report says Mexico’s recently appointed supervisor of the country’s airports and ports is suspected of facilitating drug trafficking through...
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Mexico City Sounds Alarm on Potential Transformation of Its Gangs

Authorities in Mexico have identified seven gangs that are posing major security threats in the country’s capital, although their status and potential impact on...
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Mexico’s War on Drugs Leaves 750 Military Personnel Dead Since 2006

Nearly 750 military personnel are reported to have died while in service since Mexico launched its “war on drugs” in 2006. A closer look at the figures shows a...
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Killings by Mexican Marines Underscore Lack of Oversight

Recent data shows that Mexican Marines have become much more lethal in clashes with civilians, raising concerns of accountability at a time when Mexico prepares to...
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Mexican Officials Extort Asylum Seekers on Way to USA

Fresh reports that Mexican immigration officials extort asylum seekers at the US border adds to scores of stories of abuse at the hands of crime groups,...
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Mexico’s Eternal Union Boss May Finally Fall

Allegations of stunning amounts of corruption are mounting against Carlos Romero Deschamps, leader of the Mexican Oil Workers’ Union for 25 years, threatening to...
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Is Mexico’s New National Guard Just Another Uniform?

Mexico’s new National Guard is another step closer to taking up arms, but the logic behind the agency’s creation and its potential for improving the nation’s...
El Chapo in US custody
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The End of the Big Cartels – Why There Won’t Be Another Chapo

Earlier this month, a federal jury in New York convicted Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the former kingpin of Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel, on ten...
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Rare Public Apology Shines Light on Government Impunity in Mexico

The Mexican government recently issued a public apology to the families of five young people that were forcibly disappeared in January 2016 in Veracruz. The...