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Arming Mexico Oil Company Staff is Risky Business

Mexico’s state-owned oil company has begun training and arming its security staff, a risky decision that could...
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Tobacco Cartel May Mark Shift in Mexico Underworld

The rise of a new cartel that strong-arms vendors to sell homegrown cigarette brands in large parts of Mexico has sparked concern about criminal organizations...
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Mexico Institutional Failures Allow CJNG to Thrive Unchecked

Unsealed US indictments against top figures in the Jalisco Cartel New Generation signal the extent to which the group has gone virtually unhindered during the...
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Mexico’s Lucrative Oil Theft Industry Fueling Increased Criminal Violence

Violent battles between rival criminal groups vying for control over Mexico’s lucrative oil theft business left more than 50 people dead over the span of five...
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Mexico Organized Crime-Related Executions Hit Record High: Report

A new report says that executions linked to organized crime in Mexico have skyrocketed to record levels during the first six months of 2018, underscoring how...
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The New Criminal Group Hitting Mexico’s CJNG Where It Hurts

A new criminal group is challenging one of Mexico’s most powerful cartels on its home turf of Guadalajara, provoking a wave of violence in the...
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Mexico’s Ascendant Political Party Could Lead Big Shift on Security

A relatively new party in Mexico won big in a recent election, while the long-dominant political force suffered a crushing defeat. This new balance of power could...
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Mexico Authorities Close In on CJNG With Arrest of Leader’s Wife

Authorities in Mexico have arrested the wife of the leader of the CJNG on charges she helped the group manage its dirty money, a potentially significant setback for...
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Gruesome Killing of Mexico Students a Reminder of Ayotzinapa Mistakes

The gruesome killing of three students in the state of Jalisco has raised fresh questions about Mexico’s capacity to effectively investigate violent...
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Correction to InSight Crime’s March 28 CJNG Article

InSight Crime’s March 28 article, “Cracks in Mexico’s CJNG Could Lead to Avalanche of Violence,” incorrectly reported that the Northeast Cartel was a...
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Expanding Mexico Violence Hits Previously Peaceful Baja California Sur

After years of flying beneath the organized crime radar, during the past 12 months the state of Baja California Sur in Mexico has fallen into a spiral of bloodshed...
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What Is the Mexican Cartels’ Strategy for Post-FARC Colombia?

Alerts about the growing involvement of Mexican cartels with armed groups and drug trafficking in Colombia are raising questions about what role Mexican organized...