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Arrest of Tijuana Ex-Mayor: Putting Crime in the ‘Freezer’?

Depending on your perspective, the arrest of former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon could be seen as a step forward for Mexico's battle against organized crime, or a...
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Kidnapping in Tijuana: The New Normal

Tijuana is facing a new trend in kidnapping. Unlike the wave of indiscriminate abductions for ransom that hit this Mexican city in 2008, this time the...
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Tijuana Cartel Leader Extradited to US

Benjamin Arellano Felix, alias "El Señor," a leader of Mexico's Tijuana Cartel, has been extradited to the U.S., reports El Universal. Arellano Felix is wanted on...
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Tijuana Killings: A Return to the Bad Old Days?

Mexican border city Tijuana saw a grisly weekend of eight murders, raising fears that the city is returning to the days of decapitated bodies hanging from bridges....
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InSight: Can Tijuana’s Top Cop Clean Up Juarez?

The appointment of retired colonel Julian Leyzaola, the controversial former head of Tijuana's police force, to lead a security crackdown in troubled Juarez raises...
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Mexican Official: ‘Familia’ Paying for ‘Rights’ to Use Tijuana Corridor

A Mexican security official in the state of Baja California said the Familia Michoacana, once one of Mexico's strongest drug cartels, pays the rival Tijuana Cartel...
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Tijuana’s Controversial Public Safety Secretary Dismissed

Julian Leyzaola, Tijuana’s outgoing Secretary of Public Safety, has been dismissed of his duties as a result of human rights concerns, reports El...
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Tijuana Cartel Leaves Ominous Message in Sinaloa Heartland

Three warning banners were hung yesterday in various locations around Culiacán, the capital city of Sinaloa, each them mocking Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias "El...
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Mexico Army Raids Tijuana Cartel Safehouse

Acting on an anonymous tip, the Mexican Army cracked down on a safe house used by the Arellano Félix crime syndicate, also known as the Tijuana Cartel, arresting...
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Tijuana Cartel

The Tijuana Cartel, also known as the Arellano Felix Organization, is based in one of the most strategically important border towns in Mexico, and continues to...
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Edgardo Leyva Escandon, alias ’24’

Edgardo Leyva Escandon, alias "24" has worked with Mexico's Tijuana Cartel, also known as the Arellano Felix Organization (AFO), since 1994, and is a specialist in...
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Fernando Sanchez Arellano, alias ‘El Ingeniero’

Fernando Sanchez Arellano, alias "El Ingeniero" or "Fernandito," was the enigmatic head of the Tijuana Cartel, until his capture in June 2014. El Ingeniero is the...