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US to Fund Mexico Opium Eradication to Hit Heroin Crisis at Home: Report

US to Fund Mexico Opium Eradication to Hit Heroin Crisis at Home: Report

The United States has reportedly offered to help fund Mexico's eradication of opium poppy, raising questions about the efficacy of the supply-focused approach to drug control that both countries have adopted.

Mexico Criminal Groups Use Violence to Control Meat Industry: Report

Mexico Criminal Groups Use Violence to Control Meat Industry: Report

Criminal groups are coercing butchers at a food market in western Mexico to buy meat from them at elevated prices and are killing those who do not comply, a new report finds, illustrating one of the many ways predatory crime hinders economic activity in Latin America. 

Report Analyzes Advances of Criminal Justice Reforms in Mexico

Report Analyzes Advances of Criminal Justice Reforms in Mexico

A new report by a US-based research group offers a rare look at how Mexico's judges, prosecutors and public defenders view the criminal justice system, which has traditionally struggled with high levels of impunity but is currently undergoing sweeping changes. 

Mexico Arrest of Fugitive Ex-Governor Is Result of Politics, Not Ethics

Mexico Arrest of Fugitive Ex-Governor Is Result of Politics, Not Ethics

The capture of a fugitive ex-governor shows that Mexico is capable of netting its most wanted if there is sufficient political will. But if authorities want to eliminate the abuse of power by officials, ethics rather than politics must be the key force behind these manhunts.

An Extradition from Italy May Increase US-Mexico Tensions

An Extradition from Italy May Increase US-Mexico Tensions

A former Mexican governor captured in Italy faces extradition to the United States and Mexico, which may spark new tensions between the neighboring countries. 

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.