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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...
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Familia Michoacana Announce January Truce

Criminal group the Familia Michoacana stated in a brief letter that they will cease all criminal activity for the next...
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2010 Trends and Stories About Organized Crime in the Americas

The year 2010 saw a series of major successes in the governments' attempts to fight organized crime. From Mexico to Colombia, several top level criminals were...
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WikiLeaks: A Gulf Cartel Attack; a Zetas’ Retreat

One of the most closely watched battles of 2010 was between the Zetas criminal syndicate and their former masters, the Gulf Cartel. The Zetas and the Gulf Cartel...
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WikiLeaks: Mexican Groups Now Control European Drug Routes

A U.S. government cable from Madrid, Spain, released by the whistle-blower site WikiLeaks and republished by InSight, says the Mexican criminal organizations now...
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Mexico Investigates Disappearance of Migrants

Mexican authorities are investigating the disappearance of 50 migrants after initially denying that any kidnappings had taken place. A dozen migrants escaped a hold...
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Kidnappers: ‘Diego Cevallos is an Operator of the Neoliberal Oligarchy’

InSight Crime brings you part of statement issued Sunday by the Network for Global Transformation, a clandestine group that claimed responsibility for the...
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Top 3 Suspects in Kidnapping of ‘Jefe’ Diego in Mexico

The mystery surrounding the kidnapping of Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, a leader in the National Action Party (PAN) and one of the most powerful politicians in...
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‘Jefe’ Diego Free in Mexico, But Mystery Remains

Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, a former Senator, presidential candidate, and longtime political 'Jefe' of the National Action Party (PAN) was freed on Monday, but the...