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US Judge Casts Cloud Over El Chapo's All-Star Defense Prospects

US Judge Casts Cloud Over El Chapo's All-Star Defense Prospects

A US judge has refused to rule out the possibility that the defense lawyers looking to represent Mexico's most famous drug lord, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, could see their legal fees seized, a tactic previously wielded by US authorities attempting to secure the cooperation of high-profile defendants.

Increased Mexico Security Spending Not Delivering Security Gains: Report

Increased Mexico Security Spending Not Delivering Security Gains: Report

A recent report by a think tank in Mexico underscores that increased security spending has done little to temper escalating rates of violence in the country, suggesting that the government's allocation of the resources -- rather than the overall amount -- may be the problem.

Biggest US Sanctions Target Mexico Narco You've Never Heard Of

Biggest US Sanctions Target Mexico Narco You've Never Heard Of

The DEA has announced what it claims is the largest kingpin designation ever made against a Mexican drug trafficker and criminal organization with virtually no public profile.

What Does Mini Lic's Not Guilty Plea Mean for Sinaloa Cartel?

What Does Mini Lic's Not Guilty Plea Mean for Sinaloa Cartel?

The son of a former prominent leader of the Sinaloa Cartel has pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges in the United States, raising questions about his motivations for doing so as the group continues to fragment.

Nearly 50 Groups Active in Human Trafficking in Mexico: Report

Nearly 50 Groups Active in Human Trafficking in Mexico: Report

A recent report offers new insight into human trafficking in Mexico, and reinforces concerns about the role of organized groups in this criminal industry.

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.