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FBI wanted poster for 'Chapo Isidro'
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US Offers $5 Million Reward for Mexico’s Other ‘Chapo’

The US government has offered a $5 million reward for the capture of a Mexican drug trafficker who has kept a low profile while allegedly playing a major role in...
Ecatepec, a suburb of Mexico City, has seen rise in violence
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What’s Behind the Violence in Ecatepec, Mexico City’s Sprawling Suburb?

The Mexican government's recently released list of cities with the highest number of murders under President Enrique Peña Nieto's tenure includes one surprise...
Alfredo Beltrán Leyva at the time of his arrest in 2008
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Corruption Case Dampens Diplomatic Victory of Mexico Kingpin’s Sentencing in US

A former leader of Mexico's Beltrán Leyva Organization was sentenced to life in prison in a US court, but this diplomatic victory was quickly overshadowed by...
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...
The San Miguel Totolapan vigilantes
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Mexico Vigilantes Seize Mother of Crime Boss in Hostage Showdown

A vigilante militia has become involved in a hostage standoff with an organized crime network in southwest Mexico, as the competition for booming criminal profits...
Alfredo Beltrán Guzmán, alias "El Mochomito"
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Capture of Mexico Crime Boss Could Spur Further Violence

The capture of a leader of Mexico's Beltran Leyva Organization is set to further the ongoing fragmentation of one of the country's most powerful criminal groups,...
Scene of the recent ambush in Culiacán
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Expert Says Weakened Sinaloa Cartel Under Attack by Rivals

An award-winning Mexican journalist says the criminal empire of jailed kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is being hacked apart by his rivals, suggesting the...
"La Barbie" following his capture in 2010
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Enigmatic Drug Lord ‘La Barbie’ Made Deal With US: Report

An American drug lord who operated in Mexico reportedly made a deal with US authorities to secure a shorter sentence, an anticipated outcome that is sure to add to...
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...
Rafael Caro Quintero in recent interview. by Miguel Dimayuga/Proceso
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Is the Godfather of Mexico’s Drug Trade Back in Business?

The founder of Mexico's notorious and now defunct Guadalajara Cartel, Rafael Caro Quintero, has been linked to two recent events that have raised alarm among...
Caro Quintero was released from prison in 2013
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Famed Mexico Drug Lord Challenging Sinaloa Cartel: Official

Intelligence reports suggest legendary drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero is seeking to expel the Sinaloa Cartel from Mexico's Chihuahua state, raising fears the...
La Tuna, Sinaloa, Mexico
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Attack on Hometown of Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ Reported

Heavily armed men reportedly descended on the hometown of "El Chapo," ransacking his mother's home, killing several residents and displacing 150 families, a clear...