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Do Mexico Cartels Control the US Heroin Trade?

Mexican cartels have reportedly established a presence in over 230 U.S. cities, turning states like South Carolina into new hubs for the heroin trade along the East...

Guatemala Poppy Production Up: By How Much?

There is a troubling trend in Guatemala that is very hard to measure: opium poppy production, which provides the raw material for...

Making Sense of Mexico’s Heroin Production

Two of the most important annual reports about drug production have been released, and with them comes the inevitable diplomatic tiffs over who has the right...

‘Mexican Cartels Buying Drugs in Afghanistan’

A noted Mexican crime analyst and scholar says that the Sinaloa Cartel is buying heroin and precursor chemicals in Afghanistan, in collaboration with Turkish and...