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Is the Jalisco Cartel Winning the Battle for Mexico’s Caribbean?

The brazen slaying of a trusted Sinaloa Cartel operative may look like just another symptom of rising violence along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, but a closer look...
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Migrants Easy Prey Under US ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

A new set of migrant protocols implemented in the United States is requiring asylum seekers to wait out their court proceedings in various border towns in Mexico,...
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The Flight and Capture of a Cartel Man

José González Valencia is a man of many names. Among his comrades in the Jalisco Cartel, one of the most powerful and violent drug cartels in Mexico, he is known...
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Stopping Oil Theft in Mexico Futile Game of Whac-a-Mole

A rise in the number oil thefts this year in Mexico has provided further evidence that this high-profile criminal economy may be too massive for President Andrés...
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Rise in Targeted Kidnappings Cause for Concern in Mexico City

The kidnapping and murder of a university student has sparked broad concern about a rise in targeted kidnappings in Mexico City, and in particular the possible role...
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Small Farmers Hurting in Mexico’s Poppy Growing Heartland

Tension is brewing among small farmers in a notorious poppy-growing region in Mexico over delivery delays of a government subsidized fertilizer, in just the latest...
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Mexico-Australia Meth Connection Reveals Fresh Crime Dynamics

Mexico crime groups are targeting Australia, where high methamphetamine prices are attracting traffickers willing to negotiate the long and difficult journey with...
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Mexico Police Collude With Criminals to Kidnap, Extort Migrant

The recent kidnapping and sexual assault of a Honduran migrant woman sent from the United States to Mexico underscores the extreme...
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Spike in Mexico Lynchings is Grave Warning Sign

The number of mob lynchings in Mexico nearly tripled last year -- a sign citizens gravely distrust police and would rather take justice into their own...