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Mexico Elections: Candidates’ Security Proposals Lack Long-Term Focus

Mexico’s next president will have the opportunity to revamp the country's security policy framework. But just weeks before the election, the leading candidates...
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Mexico’s Odebrecht Investigations Stalled by Politicization

Prosecutors in Mexico may have gathered enough evidence to charge officials who allegedly accepted bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, but...
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Mexico Cartel Leader’s Sentencing Sends Strong Message to El Chapo

Authorities in the United States have handed down a prison sentence of almost 50 years to a former high-level leader of one of Mexico’s most notorious drug...
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Don’t Expect Nuanced View of Crime When ‘Rambo’ Takes On Mexico Cartel

The venerable action hero John Rambo is plotting a return to the silver screen, and he is taking his talent for mayhem and vengeance to Mexico. While fans may find...
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Drugs, Corruption Quietly Funding Mexico Political Campaigns: Report

A new report details how lax campaign finance laws in Mexico contribute to criminal influence in the political system, a phenomenon seen elsewhere throughout Latin...
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Mexico Authorities Close In on CJNG With Arrest of Leader’s Wife

Authorities in Mexico have arrested the wife of the leader of the CJNG on charges she helped the group manage its dirty money, a potentially significant setback for...
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Implementation of Mexico Anti-Graft Reform Still Elusive

A new report claims that sweeping legal reforms approved in 2016 could be the answer to Mexico’s deep-seated corruption, but the country’s poor record when it...
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US Easing of Gun Export Controls Could Send New Wave of Arms to LatAm

US President Donald Trump has approved a new reform that will ease firearm export controls for US weapons manufacturers, which could have an adverse effect on the...
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Mexico Drug Policy Museum Invites Dialogue on Prohibition Alternatives

Mexico City hosted the Museum of Drug Policy, sponsored by the Open Society Foundations, from May 4 to May 6.* During the museum’s first tour in Latin America,...