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Mexico Facing Predictable Bloody Fallout After El Marro’s Arrest

Months after the arrest of one of Mexico's most wanted criminals, violence continues to spiral out of control in the country's deadliest state, as the bloody...
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How President Donald Trump Has Impacted Organized Crime in Latin America

When it comes to combating organized crime and drug trafficking, US President Donald Trump has chosen to strongarm his Latin American counterparts rather than...
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Demand for Illegal Alcohol Claiming Hundreds of Lives Across Region

A sizeable seizure of adulterated rum shipped to Honduras from Europe reveals the extent to which black markets for alcohol in Latin America have expanded in...
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Mexico’s Poppy Farmers in Increasingly Dire Straits

Facing increased economic hardship, poppy-growing communities in southwest Mexico want to join a state program offering alternative projects, but this would only be...
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Worth Its Weight In Gold: New Unit Combats Mine Heists In Mexico

Six months after a sophisticated robbery where gunmen hijacked gold and silver bars being loaded onto a plane in Mexico, the government has stood up a specialized...
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Latin America’s History of Dirty Cops, Ministers and Generals

There is one element that has proven vital to the operational success of international drug trafficking organizations the world over, including Latin America, it is...
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Mexico City Braces for Impact from Jalisco Cartel Advance

Despite having long played down the presence of the powerful Jalisco Cartel in Mexico City, a series of recent moves are making such denials increasingly...
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How Did Culiacán Change After October 17? The Open Wound

The walls have now been patched up. There is nothing left on the streets but dust; customers are ready to go back into restaurants, the City Club wholesale store is...
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What Lies Behind Armed Robbery of Cancer Drugs in Mexico City?

A massive robbery of nearly 38,000 cancer drugs from a warehouse in Mexico City points to a growing sophistication in the country’s lucrative black market for...