500 Mexican troops will relocate to Ciudad Mier.
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Militarized Approach Continues as Mexico to Send 500 Troops to Border Town

Mexico's Defense Secretary says the army will send 500 soldiers to Ciudad Mier in the embattled state of Tamaulipas along the US-Mexico border, indicating that the...
Narcobanner linked to the Zetas
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Violence in Mexico’s Tourism Epicenter Points to Cartel Conflict

A recent wave of violence in Mexico's most important tourism corridor has sparked fears about new conflicts between drug cartels seeking to gain control over the...
Former Coahuila Governor Humberto Moreira
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More Zetas Accusations Do Little to Slow Mexico Politician’s Roll

The testimony of an alleged former Zetas' plaza boss illustrates how deep the criminal syndicate's networks penetrated Coahuila's government in Mexico, a fact that...
2017 will see new mutations in organized crime and new challenges for governments
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GameChangers 2016: Red Flags for 2017

At the end of every year, InSight Crime looks into the crystal ball and predicts what the big criminal risks are likely to be during 2017. These are what we see as...
Former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte
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Did Front Man for Fugitive Mexico Governor Acquire Millions in US Assets?

An alleged front man for fugitive Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte has acquired a string of properties in a suburb of Houston, Texas, offering a further demonstration of...
Juan Manuel Muñoz Luévano
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Arrest of Alleged Cartel Operative Shows Mexico Drug Interests in Spain

An investigation by Spanish authorities has uncovered an alleged cocaine trafficking network headed by a Mexican citizen linked to several different drug cartels,...
Migrants on a moving train in Mexico
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Criminal Groups Benefit from Mexico’s Crackdown on Migrants

Criminal groups and corrupt officials are the main beneficiaries of a US inspired shift in Mexico's policy that is endangering migrants, according to a new report,...
Mexico's most wanted
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Mexico Pursues Top Drug Lords Amid Fragmented Criminal Landscape

Authorities in Mexico continue to focus on hunting down the heads of the country's most prominent cartels, pursuing a kingpin strategy that will probably do little...
Murdered Veracruz journalist Pedro Tamayo
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Reporter Murdered in Veracruz, Mexico Was Under Police Protection

The third reporter murdered in the southern Mexico state of Veracruz this year was gunned down in front of his family despite being under police protection at the...