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InSight: 5 Reasons Why the Familia Will Survive

After the death of its top leader, the Familia Michoacana is injured, but it is far from done. The government's attempt to clear President Felipe Calderon's home...
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Top Familia Commander Reportedly Killed in Michoacan

The leader of the Familia Michoacana, Nazario Moreno González, alias "El Chayo" or "El Más Loco," was killed Thursday in a police shootout, said a government...
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Small-time Dealers Hit Hardest by Colombian, Mexican Policy

The penalties for drug offenses in Colombia and Mexico do not successfully target large-scale traffickers, says a report released...
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Report: 50,000 Abducted Children in Mexico

A Mexican NGO estimates that there are around 50,000 child abductees in Mexico today. According to Guillermo Gutiérrez Romero, the president of Mexico’s...
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City Paralyzed by Familia Blockade

In a record surge of violence, federal police clashed with Familia Michoacana members yesterday in fourteen different municipalities in Michoacán, including the...
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Mexican Military Clash with Gunmen in Tamaulipas, 6 Dead

In a heated firefight this Tuesday, soldiers killed six gunmen in Gustavo Diaz Ordaz,...
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Familia Michoacana Leader Reportedly Employed As Teacher

One of the top commanders of the Familia Michoacana is registered as a teacher in his home state and receives a federal...
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Phone Extortion in Mexico Rising

Threatening phone calls made by supposed members of violent crime groups like the Zetas increased 210 percent from 2009, says a Mexican security...
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WikiLeaks: US Gave Intel that Led to Cartel Leader’s Death

A U.S. government cable, reprinted in full here, from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and various Washington government agencies says an "Embassy interagency" gave...