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Mexico, Colombia Drug Raids Reveal Human Skulls, Saints, and Spells

An altar laden with human skulls and bones was used by a powerful Mexico City gang in the worship of Santa Muerte, a death cult that has drug trade...
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Narco-Tank: An Intimidation Tactic in Guerrero, Mexico?

The discovery of a truck converted into an armored vehicle has raised alarms about escalating firepower in Guerrero, Mexico, though the so-called narco-tank may be...
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Mexico Cartels Quick To Deny Making Threats Against AMLO

A series of messages from criminal groups directly threatening Mexico’s president have appeared in recent months, but the tactic appears to have backfired badly,...
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Luxury Cars Gifted to Questionable Police Forces in Mexico and Argentina

Luxurious vehicles seized from criminals in Mexico and Argentina are being handed over for use by police forces, despite their reputation for corruption and...
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Narco-Assets for Sale in Mexico: Going, Going, Gone?

Who wouldn’t want a huge mansion, a full-sized pool and an escape tunnel at lower than market value? While the Mexican government is auctioning off properties,...
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The School of Terror: Inside a Jalisco Cartel Training Camp in Mexico

On the first day of training to become a hitman for the Jalisco Cartel New Generation, Francisco learned that the only way to escape from the camp was to leave "in...
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Mexico’s Narcocorridos: A Case of Misunderstanding?

Outrage spread like wildfire across social media last year when video surfaced of a 15-year-old girl from central Mexico dancing to a...
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Narco-Bling: El Chapo’s Wife Opens Fashion Line

The wife of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias "El Chapo," has launched a new fashion brand in the United States bearing his name, marking...
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Netflix’s Triple Frontier: Oscar Winner of Narco-Exploitation Movies

With a script that makes little sense and drug-related elements force-fed into the narrative, Triple Frontier appears nothing more than an action-packed movie...
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Spain’s Original Cocaine Cowboys Revealed in New Book

Snow on the Atlantic: How Cocaine Came to Europe provides an extensive dissection of how a sleepy corner of Spain grew to occupy a vital position in one of the...
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New Book Highlights Flaws in Ecuador-Colombia Border Security Strategy

The high-profile March 2018 kidnapping and murder of three media workers was a landmark moment for Ecuador, and put a new spotlight on the violence generated by...
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4 Takeaways So Far From the US Trial Against ‘El Chapo’

The US trial of one of the most high-profile and prolific drug traffickers the world has ever seen is in full swing, and has been filled with explosive allegations...