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Mexico Arrests Knights Templar Leader, Cementing Group's Demise

Mexico Arrests Knights Templar Leader, Cementing Group's Demise

Authorities in Mexico have arrested one of the last main leaders of the Knights Templar crime group, likely leaving the organization's already debilitated leadership in further disarray and raising questions about which organized crime groups may try to capitalize on their weakening.

Mexico Cartel Tied to Argentina’s Second-Largest Cocaine Sting

Mexico Cartel Tied to Argentina’s Second-Largest Cocaine Sting

Authorities believe that the second-largest cocaine seizure in Argentina's history is linked to a Mexican cartel that exploited an unusual trafficking route, suggesting that Argentina's transshipment role is continuing to grow, most likely due to both domestic and international drug-related developments.

Mexico Authorities Misusing Surveillance Tech to Spy on Political Opponents: Reports

Mexico Authorities Misusing Surveillance Tech to Spy on Political Opponents: Reports

Authorities in Mexico are reportedly misusing surveillance technology to spy on activists and critics of the government, raising questions about the effectiveness of laws and oversight mechanisms surrounding the use of tools intended to help fight crime.

Mexico Marines to Regain Control of Country's Ports

Mexico Marines to Regain Control of Country's Ports

Mexico's Marines will regain control of the country's 103 ports on June 17, after a hiatus of 41 years. The move is a worrying sign that ports are out of control, but militarization has yet to become a panacea for any of this country's organized crime issues.

Former Trafficker Reflects Trend of Growing Women Prison Population

Former Trafficker Reflects Trend of Growing Women Prison Population

Latin America's female prison population is growing faster than the number of men in jail, according to a recent report. InSight Crime's Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello looks back at an interview with a former drug mule to see how typical her story is of women caught up in this trend.

As a bitter war between rival cartels grinds to an end, Ciudad Juarez has lost the title of world murder capital, and is moving towards something more like normality. InSight Crime looks at the role politicians, police, and for-hire street gangs played in the fighting -- asking who won, and what is next for the Mexican border city.