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Backroom Deal Trumps US Drug Charges Against Mexico’s Ex-Defense Minister

Authorities in Mexico will face one of their biggest anti-corruption tests yet after a bombshell deal was brokered with the United States to drop the federal drug...

US Arrest of Former Defense Minister Deals Blow to Mexico Military

The US arrest of Mexico's former defense minister on drug charges confirms what has been alleged by traffickers themselves: that the country's military, which...

Was Mexico Cartel Enforcer ‘La Barbie’ a US Informant?

New court documents allege that a top-level criminal enforcer in Mexico served as an informant prior to his arrest, but doubts remain about the level of cooperation...

Mexico’s New Airport Boss Aiding International Drug Trafficking: Report

A new report says Mexico’s recently appointed supervisor of the country’s airports and ports is suspected of facilitating drug trafficking through...

The Mexico Crime Bosses Peña Nieto’s Government Toppled

When Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in 2012, he put together a list of 122 alleged criminals whose arrests would be “high-priority” in the...

Mexico Cartel Leader’s Sentencing Sends Strong Message to El Chapo

Authorities in the United States have handed down a prison sentence of almost 50 years to a former high-level leader of one of Mexico’s most notorious drug...
FBI wanted poster for 'Chapo Isidro'

US Offers $5 Million Reward for Mexico’s Other ‘Chapo’

The US government has offered a $5 million reward for the capture of a Mexican drug trafficker who has kept a low profile while allegedly playing a major role in...
Ecatepec, a suburb of Mexico City, has seen rise in violence

What’s Behind the Violence in Ecatepec, Mexico City’s Sprawling Suburb?

The Mexican government's recently released list of cities with the highest number of murders under President Enrique Peña Nieto's tenure includes one surprise...
Alfredo Beltrán Leyva at the time of his arrest in 2008

Corruption Case Dampens Diplomatic Victory of Mexico Kingpin’s Sentencing in US

A former leader of Mexico's Beltrán Leyva Organization was sentenced to life in prison in a US court, but this diplomatic victory was quickly overshadowed by...
Mexico’s Marines killed "H2", a major leader of the Beltrán Leyva Organization

Death of BLO Leader Illustrates Marines’ Decisive Role in Underworld Fight

Mexico's Marines said they had shot and killed a major leader of the Beltrán Leyva Organization, an illustration that state security forces are having an impact on...
The San Miguel Totolapan vigilantes

Mexico Vigilantes Seize Mother of Crime Boss in Hostage Showdown

A vigilante militia has become involved in a hostage standoff with an organized crime network in southwest Mexico, as the competition for booming criminal profits...
Alfredo Beltrán Guzmán, alias "El Mochomito"

Capture of Mexico Crime Boss Could Spur Further Violence

The capture of a leader of Mexico's Beltran Leyva Organization is set to further the ongoing fragmentation of one of the country's most powerful criminal groups,...