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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...
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Tenoch Huerta on Playing Nuanced Caro Quintero in ‘Narcos Mexico’

In the fourth season of Netflix’s Narcos, actor Tenoch Huerta’s portrayal of Mexico drug kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero steals the show. He spoke with InSight...
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‘Narcos Mexico’: Netflix’s Clues About Today’s Criminal World

In its fourth season, "Narcos: Mexico" has left Colombia's underworld to zoom in on the country that is now at the epicenter of criminal activity in Latin America....
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Colombia’s Criminal Evolution 25 Years After Pablo Escobar’s Death

It's been nearly 25 years since authorities in Colombia gunned down former Medellín Cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar on a city rooftop. A lot has changed in the...
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Netflix’s Cocaine Coast: Drugs, Spain and Central America

Relying on a formula that has become an entertainment industry darling, Netflix has once again produced a series featuring a group of men who strike it rich by...
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5 Creative Ways Drug Traffickers Evade Authorities

Changing dynamics in the criminal world, new government control strategies and fast technological advances are forcing organized crime groups to update their drug...