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Mexican Drug Gangs Have 230 ‘Branches’ in US, Canada

A recent US Army-commissioned study found that Mexican cartels have entered into 48 of the 50 U.S. states, and have opened up at least 235 sophisticated...
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Reports of New Criminal Groups in Mexico May Challenge Current Policy

A recent investigation by Mexico City’s Attorney General may shed light on the effect of assassinating cartel leaders, a strategy that American officials often...
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Assassin Testimony Presents a Deadly Picture of the Zetas

A daily newspaper in Cancun published an inside look at the day-to-day life of an assassin for one of Mexico's most aggressive criminal groups, the Zetas. What...
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Beheadings in Acapulco Point to Sinaloa Cartel

A grisly weekend killing spree left 28 people dead, 16 of them decapitated, in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, Guerrero. Several notes left with the bodies...
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Mexican Attorney General Identifies Most Wanted Criminals

The Attorney General's Office is now offering rewards from 10 to 15 million pesos (about US$822,000 and $1.2 million) for some of the most important regional bosses...
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Nuevo Leon a Key Battleground for 2011

Gun battles have rocked Nuevo Leon during the first week of the new year. The border state is being contested by the Gulf Cartel, one of the oldest drug trafficking...
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Ciudad Juarez Registers Record Murder Rate

Ciudad Juarez, the epicenter of the Mexican drug war and the strategic crossing point for illegal narcotics entering the United States, recorded its highest rate of...
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‘Mexican Cartels Buying Drugs in Afghanistan’

A noted Mexican crime analyst and scholar says that the Sinaloa Cartel is buying heroin and precursor chemicals in Afghanistan, in collaboration with Turkish and...
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Zapatistas Deny Kidnapping ‘Jefe’ Diego

The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), the 17-year old rebel group based in the southern state of Chiapas, denied responsibility for kidnapping one of...