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How Mexico’s ‘Small Armies’ Came to Commit a Massacre

Two lesser-known criminal groups have grabbed headlines in recent weeks for their role in the brazen ambush and murder of women and children in northern Mexico, but...
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Will Killers Walk Free in Cartel Ambush of Mormon Family in Mexico?

The brazen murder of several children and women from a prominent American Mormon family by cartel gunmen in northern Mexico has yet again highlighted the country's...
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The Sinaloa Cartel’s ‘El Mayo,’ Mexico’s Last True Capo

At the start of the fourth month of Mexico’s new government -- the so-called “Fourth Transformation” -- two feared capos have emerged as the kings of drug...
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Illegal Logging in Chihuahua is Now Mexico Cartel Territory

The six bodies, minus their heads, were dumped just before dawn on a morning in late October. They were left in front of a gas station on the outskirts of Creel,...
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Cause of Juárez Homicide Dip? Same as Homicide Jump

A truce among rival criminal gangs is said to be behind a sudden dip in homicides in Juárez, though the northern Mexico border city is still on path for its...
The scene of a deadly attack against a night establishment blamed on the "Aztecas"
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Mexico Rehab Center Massacre Tied to Conflict Over Local Drug Trade

Authorities have blamed conflict over local drug markets for a bloody massacre at a drug treatment center in Mexico, the latest example of violence fueled by...
Mexico's state of Chihuahua is confronting a resurgence of violent crime
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Rising Violence in Chihuahua, Mexico Points to Homegrown Disputes

The border state of Chihuahua, Mexico is confronting a resurgence of violent crime, but the fight seems more about local revenue streams than international...
"Motel Alfer," scene of the recent attack in Chihuahua, Mexico
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Rising Violence in Juárez, Mexico May Signal Return of Cartel War

Violence in Ciudad Juárez is on the rise. This year is on track to be the deadliest since 2012, signaling the possible renewal of warfare between the region's...
Mexico's most wanted
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Mexico Pursues Top Drug Lords Amid Fragmented Criminal Landscape

Authorities in Mexico continue to focus on hunting down the heads of the country's most prominent cartels, pursuing a kingpin strategy that will probably do little...
Rafael Caro Quintero in recent interview. by Miguel Dimayuga/Proceso
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Is the Godfather of Mexico’s Drug Trade Back in Business?

The founder of Mexico's notorious and now defunct Guadalajara Cartel, Rafael Caro Quintero, has been linked to two recent events that have raised alarm among...
Soccer players moved by alleged drug traffickers
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Juarez Cartel Operator a Player in International Soccer Deals

A convicted financial operator of Mexico's Juárez Cartel is also the legal representative of a firm involved in the buying and selling of European soccer...
Juarez Cartel operator Rodolfo David Dávila Córdova (top left)
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How Mexico Awarded $30 Million to Juárez Cartel Operator

A former executive of the Bank of Mexico received government contracts worth over $30 million despite his conviction years earlier of being a financial...