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Criminal violence continues to rock Mexico's northeast
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Zetas-Gulf Cartel Conflict Continues to Rock Mexico’s Northeast

The ongoing decline of the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas has left northeastern Mexico without a single dominant criminal force. But the crime groups' longstanding...
Raúl Flores Hernández of the Flores Drug Trafficking Organization
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Biggest US Sanctions Target Mexico Narco You’ve Never Heard Of

The DEA has announced what it claims is the largest kingpin designation ever made against a Mexican drug trafficker and criminal organization with virtually no...
Knights Templar leader Ignacio Rentería Andrade, alias "El Cenizo"
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Mexico Arrests Knights Templar Leader, Cementing Group’s Demise

Authorities in Mexico have arrested one of the last main leaders of the Knights Templar crime group, likely leaving the organization's already debilitated...
Sinaloa Cartel leader 'El Licenciado,' one of the most recently captured kingpins
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Mexico President Reprises Controversial Kingpin Strategy

Recent boasting by government officials in Mexico about the country's success in capturing criminal bosses has reopened a longstanding debate about the strategic...
Guatemala declared a state of emergency in two municipalities of the San Marcos department
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Guatemala Communities Clash Over Opium Crops Allegedly Tied to Mexico Cartels

Guatemala has declared a state of emergency in a border area where two local communities employed by rival Mexican cartels are fighting over poppy cultivation, a...
Tijuana murder rates are up
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What Is Behind Spiking Violence in Tijuana, Mexico?

The beginning of 2017 has brought a striking increase in violence to Tijuana, Mexico and the surrounding region, as competition between different criminal groups...
Edgar Veytia, Nayarit's former attorney general
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US Charges Mexico Prosecutor with Trafficking Drugs

United States authorities captured a Mexican state's attorney general accused of being part of a drug trafficking ring, a rare case of a prosecutor being directly...
Veracruz Governor Miguel Yunes
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Violence in Veracruz as Cartels Adapt to New Political Dynamic

The new governor of the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico is facing cartel wars and spiraling violence after succeeding the fugitive Javier Duarte. And the...
500 security elements were deployed in Puebla, Mexico
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Corruption, Oil Theft an Explosive Cocktail for Mexico State

Mexican authorities arrested local officials who they accused of aiding a criminal group's assassination of state investigators in the "Red Triangle," an area of...
The US DEA has set its sights on CJNG
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US Warns of CJNG Expansion from Mexico

American officials are reporting that the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) has expanded its trafficking operations in the United States, marking an important...
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...
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...