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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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US Life Sentence for Honduras Partner of ‘El Chapo’ Sets Precedent

A US court handed down a life sentence to a Honduran drug trafficker linked to the Sinaloa Cartel -- just the second time that a life term in prison has been given...
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FBI Names Mexico’s ‘Narco of Narcos’ to Top 10 Most Wanted List

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation just added one of Mexico's most legendary gangsters, Rafael Caro Quintero, to its list of most wanted fugitives. But 40 years...
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Ex-FARC Mafia Boss Had Cocaine Network, Mexico Ties

The recent arrest of an ex-FARC criminal boss who controlled swathes of drug trafficking territory points to a key scenario in Colombia’s new criminal era:...
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Expanding Mexico Violence Hits Previously Peaceful Baja California Sur

After years of flying beneath the organized crime radar, during the past 12 months the state of Baja California Sur in Mexico has fallen into a spiral of bloodshed...
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What Is the Mexican Cartels’ Strategy for Post-FARC Colombia?

Alerts about the growing involvement of Mexican cartels with armed groups and drug trafficking in Colombia are raising questions about what role Mexican organized...
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Investigation Highlights Miami’s Role in Turning ‘Dirty Gold’ Into ‘Clean Cash’

A new journalistic investigation reveals the inner workings of Miami’s dirty gold trade, which has helped powerful Latin American crime groups whitewash their...
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Weekly InSight: Sean Penn, Kate del Castillo and the Hunt for El Chapo

In our November 9 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime co-director Steven Dudley spoke with senior editor Mike LaSusa about our recent article examining questions...
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Did Sean Penn’s Meeting With El Chapo Help Authorities Track Down the Kingpin?

When Mexican authorities captured Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in January 2016, they suggested that their success stemmed in part from an...