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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...
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Is Mexico’s CJNG Following in the Footsteps of the Zetas?

The alleged abduction and murder of federal agents in Mexico by the Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG) resembles the type of...
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Mexico’s CJNG: Local Consolidation, Military Expansion and Vigilante Rhetoric

The Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG) is expanding its presence and influence throughout Mexico. In each of the states in...
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Mexico Drug Lord’s Brazil Arrest Sheds Light on Regional Anti-Crime Cooperation

The arrest of a Mexican drug lord in Brazil sheds new light on the international operations of one of Mexico’s most powerful crime groups, and suggests that...
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...