Alias "El Negro," recently escaped from prison (left), and his father, alias "El Azul" (right)
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Latest Jailbreak Points to Weakness of Mexico’s Prison System

The son of a prominent Mexican drug cartel leader has escaped prison less than two months after being captured, highlighting the country's inability to keep...
Dámaso Lopez Nunez, alias "El Licenciado"
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The Successor to El Chapo: Dámaso López Núñez

Considered by the US government to be the most powerful drug dealer of all time, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, already has a...
Filmmaker Beriain (left) and one of his subjects
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New Documentary ‘Clandestino’ Sheds Light on Sinaloa Cartel

A new documentary provides a detailed look at the inner workings of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, from mules loaded down with sacks of marijuana to the methamphetamine...
The aftermath of the shootout in Navolato, Sinaloa
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Is ‘El Chapo’ Extradition to Blame for Climbing Violence in Mexico?

Several media reports point to the recent extradition of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán as the cause behind climbing violence in Mexico, but...
Mexico's cartels have transitioned from brown "tar" heroin to "china white"
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China White, Mexico’s New Heroin Threatening the United States

Over the last ten years, US anti-narcotics agencies have witnessed a heroin epidemic that tripled the number of heroin addicts and caused more than 40,000 overdose...
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Dámaso López Núñez, alias ‘Licenciado’

Dámaso López Núñez, alias "Licenciado," is a prominent figure of the Sinaloa Cartel. Authorities believe he was the closest associate of legendary kingpin...
Costa Rica's Attorney General said local criminal groups are being recruited and trained by Mexican drug cartels
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Costa Rica AG Says Mexico Cartels are Recruiting, Training Local Groups

Costa Rica's Attorney General said local criminal groups are being recruited and trained by Mexican drug cartels, further indication of the evolving relationship...
Mexico’s Marines killed "H2", a major leader of the Beltrán Leyva Organization
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Death of BLO Leader Illustrates Marines’ Decisive Role in Underworld Fight

Mexico's Marines said they had shot and killed a major leader of the Beltrán Leyva Organization, an illustration that state security forces are having an impact on...
Conflict within the Sinaloa Cartel may be linked to a spike in violence in the group's home state
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Internal Cartel Conflict Could Be Behind Spike in Western Mexico Violence

Internal struggles for power between factions of the Sinaloa Cartel may have led to an increase in violence in western Mexico, the latest example of internecine...