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A Sinaloa Connection in Buffalo, New York?

The sea cucumber arrived. Then more arrived. Then more. It was a lot, investigators noted—too much for that northwestern corner of New York state. The...
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Fentanyl Case Shows China’s Scary Ability to Adapt

In October 2017, two Chinese men—Xiaobing Yan and Jian Zhang—were indicted for conspiring to manufacture and distribute “large quantities” of fentanyl and...
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Fentanyl: Summary and Major Findings

Since surging into the market in 2013, fentanyl has become the most lethal category of opioid in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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10 Years of the Mérida Initiative: Violence and Corruption

The Mérida Initiative celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Yet since it began providing funding for security in Mexico, problems to do with violence and...
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Witness Protection in El Chapo Trial Becoming Legal Ping-Pong

With the trial of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias “El Chapo,” set to begin on November 5, fears over whether jurors and witnesses can be...