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Violence against Migrants

The growth of organized crime in Mexico and Central America has led to an increase in violence and insecurity across the region, posing...
Pictures of missing migrants during a demonstration in Mexico City
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Part III: The Gauntlet*

According to Mexico's National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) — the only Mexican government entity that has released data on kidnappings of migrants — 9,758...
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Part II: Gangs, Deportation and Violence in Central America*

The development of criminal organizations in Central America has been different than in Mexico. The largest organizations trace their roots to the 1980s, when much...
Migrants travel on "The Beast," a train that takes them north through Mexico
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Part I: The Emergence of Mexico’s Small Armies*

Mexico and Central America have emerged as one of the most dangerous areas on the planet outside of active war zones. The region is currently confronting...