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InSight Map: The Most Dangerous Migrant Routes in Mexico (Refreshed)

Mexican federal police said they rescued 68 migrants being held for ransom in the border city of Reynosa. The two hostage-takers under arrest are allegedly members...
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InSight Map: Counting Federal Casualties in Mexico

The Mexican government has announced that since 2000, 470 federal forces have been killed in fighting against organized crime, with 84 percent of that number coming...
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InSight Map: Mexico’s ‘Narco-Graves’

As Mexican authorities raise the body count for a mass grave discovered last week in the northern state of Tamaulipas, InSight takes a look at the phenomenon of...
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InSight Map: Landmines, Favored Tactic of the FARC

Colombia is the nation second most affected by landmines, just after Afghanistan. Mines are a low-cost, high-impact weapon that have become vital for the offensive...
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In Kidnappings of Oilworkers, FARC Seek Psychological Edge

Just as quickly as 23 oil field workers were kidnapped in Vichada, one of Colombia's most rural and isolated departments, 21 of them were released the following...
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InSight Map: Conflict and Colombia’s Gold Rush

A report from the New York Times published Friday examines the way that gold mining in northern Colombia, particularly the department of Antioquia, is providing an...
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InSight Map: Arms Trafficking in Bogota

The black market for firearms in Bogota made profits of approximately $4.9 million between 2009 and 2010, according to city officials. InSight has developed a map...
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In U.S. Arms Trafficking Case, Mexico is Not to Blame

During a press conference announcing the arrest and breakup of a United States-based arms smuggling ring, the U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis K. Burke said, “The...
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On Journey Northward, Migrants Face Kidnapping, Murder

Coinciding with the request of the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights last week for the Mexican government to investigate the mysterious...
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Where Troops Surged in Mexico, So Did Homicides

Graphics published by Nexos magazine argue that Mexico's homicide rate spiked in places where President Felipe Calderon deployed the...
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InSight Map: Major Prison Breaks in Mexico

In the latest of a series of prison breaks, on Monday fourteen inmates escaped from a penal center in Chihuahua, Mexico, where drug violence has led criminal...
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The Cost of Mexico’s Drug War

Last year was the bloodiest year on record since Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, took office four years...