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Mexico Media Coverage of Cartel Violence Leads to More Violence: Report

A new report tackling public displays of brutality by Mexico's criminal groups has found that media coverage of these acts has actually encouraged more violence....
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The US-Mexico Border’s Eastern End: A Forgotten Criminal Enclave?

While Mexico’s drug war has left much of its frontier with the United States threatened by cartel violence, a fine-tuned criminal strategy has allowed the...
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Is Sonora the Swansong for Mexico’s Local Police Forces?

Police in Mexico's northern state of Sonora are resigning as many of their colleagues are violently killed but the government is plugging the gap with its new...
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Immigration Crackdowns Drive Cuban-on-Cuban Crime in South Mexico

Cubans now top the list of foreign criminals in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, with the region’s shifting migration landscape now having serious...
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China Fentanyl Ban Yet to Hamper Mexico’s Crime Groups

Authorities in Mexico continue to make large seizures of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl, even as China, the world’s top producer of the drug, tightens...
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Lack of US Gun Control Provokes Record Bloodshed in Mexico

US firearms have flowed into the hands of corrupt security forces and criminal organizations in Mexico for years, yet the United States is still struggling to stem...
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Irapuato, Symbol of Rising Violence in Mexico’s Mid-Sized Cities

Notwithstanding the bloodshed in perennial hotspots like Tijuana and Acapulco, the surge of violence in oft-overlooked mid-sized towns such as Irapuato has played...
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Narco-Tank: An Intimidation Tactic in Guerrero, Mexico?

The discovery of a truck converted into an armored vehicle has raised alarms about escalating firepower in Guerrero, Mexico, though the so-called narco-tank may be...
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Internal Strife Within the CJNG in Baja California, Mexico

The defection of a cell of the Jalisco Cartel New Generation in Baja California has stoked the flames of violence and highlighted internal problems within one of...