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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...
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Mexico Drug Kingpin Pleads Guilty in US Court

A leader of Mexico's Beltrán Leyva Organization has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in US Federal Court, marking yet another drug kingpin who has chosen...
Guerrero is Mexico's most violent state
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Narco Negotiations Blamed for Mexico Birthday Party Massacre

Authorities in Guerrero, Mexico have claimed a fatal shootout at a child's birthday party was the result of a breakdown in negotiations during a narco-summit, which...
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Gunmen Kill Nephew of Powerful Mexico Crime Boss

Although details on the killing of a power drug capo's nephew are still scarce, there is reason to believe the murder foreshadows a conflict for Mexico's mighty...
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Explaining Mexico’s Decision to Extradite Alleged Drug Lords

Mexico has extradited two alleged drug lords and nearly a dozen other suspected drug traffickers to the United States, a decision that was likely influenced by the...
Soldiers in Chilapa, Guerrero
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Criminal Battle Rages in Guerrero, Mexico Under Watch of Security Forces

A gruesome battle between two relatively unknown drug gangs over a municipality in Guerrero, Mexico has led to mysterious disappearances, an uptick in murders, and...
Incarcerated BLO member, Carlos Beltran Leyva
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The Drug Traffickers Who Pay Taxes in Sinaloa, Mexico

Some business leaders and companies in the Mexican state of Sinaloa continue to pay their state taxes, even though the US Treasury Department has linked them to...