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Can Damage Control by US Officials Salvage Security Relations with Mexico?

Can Damage Control by US Officials Salvage Security Relations with Mexico?

The US Secretaries of State and Homeland Security visited Mexico in what appears to be an attempt to ease tensions between the two countries, but statements contradicting earlier US presidential comments do not bode well for future security cooperation.

5 Ways Trump's Deportation Plan Helps Criminals

5 Ways Trump's Deportation Plan Helps Criminals

In a number of ways, the Trump administration's plan to curb illegal immigration in the United States could facilitate the type of crime that it purports to stop.

New Statistics Highlight Mexico's Deteriorating Security Situation

New Statistics Highlight Mexico's Deteriorating Security Situation

Mexico's latest official homicide figures indicate a significant increase in murders, a trend likely related in large part to shifting criminal dynamics in the country.

Almost 500 Military Deaths Since Start of Mexico's Drug War

Almost 500 Military Deaths Since Start of Mexico's Drug War

Mexico's defense secretary says nearly 500 military personnel have been killed since the start of the country's drug war a decade ago, an alarmingly high figure that nonetheless pales in comparison to the huge number of civilian casualties over the same period. 

US Warns of CJNG Expansion from Mexico

US Warns of CJNG Expansion from Mexico

American officials are reporting that the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) has expanded its trafficking operations in the United States, marking an important evolution in the modus operandi of the growing criminal organization.

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.