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Mexico Institutional Failures Allow CJNG to Thrive Unchecked

Unsealed US indictments against top figures in the Jalisco Cartel New Generation signal the extent to which the group has gone virtually unhindered during the...
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Global Drug Policy, A Decade of Failure: Report

A new report says that global drug policy over the last decade has failed demonstrably in curbing illegal drug markets or reducing drug production, underscoring the...
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Mexico Takes Down Mafia That Sold Low-Quality Food to Venezuela

The dismantling, in Mexico, of an international network that sold and shipped low-quality food to Venezuela can be added to the string of corruption investigations...
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Narco-Tunnel on US-Mexico Border Points to Sinaloa Cartel

Authorities in Mexico and the United States have yet to identify who is behind the construction of a recently dismantled narco-tunnel near the US-Mexico border. But...
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Can Community Policing Help Tackle Organized Crime in Mexico?

A community-focused policing program that has produced positive results in one of Mexico’s most violent states suggests that alternative forms of policing could...
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Mexico’s Lucrative Oil Theft Industry Fueling Increased Criminal Violence

Violent battles between rival criminal groups vying for control over Mexico’s lucrative oil theft business left more than 50 people dead over the span of five...
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Mexico’s Failure to Gather Quality Homicide Data Impeding Security Gains

Mexico’s failure to gather quality data on homicides is preventing the country from developing effective policies to tackle rising violence, a new study...
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Transnational Criminal Group Used US Postal Service to Traffic Drugs: Authorities

Authorities in the United States dismantled a transnational drug trafficking organization that utilized the US Postal Service to purchase and traffic drug shipments...
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Disbanding Municipal Police Unlikely to Improve Mexico Security Crisis

A proposal by the governor of Mexico’s southwest state of Guerrero to disband municipal police forces and replace them with a single unit is unlikely to rid the...