Dámaso López Núñez, alias "El Lic" or "Licenciado"
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Sinaloa Cartel Leader ‘El Licenciado’ Arrested in Mexico City

A prominent leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and former right-hand man to Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been arrested in Mexico City, raising questions as...
Tijuana murder rates are up
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What Is Behind Spiking Violence in Tijuana, Mexico?

The beginning of 2017 has brought a striking increase in violence to Tijuana, Mexico and the surrounding region, as competition between different criminal groups...
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...