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GameChangers 2018: As Opioids and Cocaine Boom, the Americas Wilt

While traditional criminal organizations have widened their portfolios dramatically in recent years, drug trafficking remains the most important earner in the...
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Testimony of Top Sinaloa Cartel Member May Sink ‘El Chapo’ Defense

Witness testimony from a former close associate of El Chapo and the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico has uncovered new details of the kingpin’s criminal activities and...
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GameChangers 2018: Political Shifts in Colombia, Mexico Cloud Outlook 

Presidential elections in the two countries at the heart of Latin America's drug trade both brought significant change in 2018: Colombians responded to a cocaine...
InSight Crime's 2018 Criminal GameChangers
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GameChangers 2018: The Year Crime Became an Ideology

Welcome to InSight Crime’s Criminal GameChangers 2018, where we highlight the most important trends in organized crime in the Americas over the course of the...
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Solving Mexico Homicide Backlog Could Take 124 Years

It has been years since Laura stopped counting the dead. “We just let them pass through now,” she said. Each becomes just one...
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4 Takeaways So Far From the US Trial Against ‘El Chapo’

The US trial of one of the most high-profile and prolific drug traffickers the world has ever seen is in full swing, and has been filled with explosive allegations...
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What’s Standing in the Way of Police Reform in Mexico?

Politicians and officials in Mexico have promised to reform the police for years, but the force continues to face the same struggles in curtailing the growing...
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10 Years of the Mérida Initiative: Violence and Corruption

The Mérida Initiative celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Yet since it began providing funding for security in Mexico, problems to do with violence and...
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Tenoch Huerta on Playing Nuanced Caro Quintero in ‘Narcos Mexico’

In the fourth season of Netflix’s Narcos, actor Tenoch Huerta’s portrayal of Mexico drug kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero steals the show. He spoke with InSight...