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Killings by Mexican Marines Underscore Lack of Oversight

Recent data shows that Mexican Marines have become much more lethal in clashes with civilians, raising concerns of accountability at a time when Mexico prepares to...
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Mexican Officials Extort Asylum Seekers on Way to USA

Fresh reports that Mexican immigration officials extort asylum seekers at the US border adds to scores of stories of abuse at the hands of crime groups,...
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Mexico’s Eternal Union Boss May Finally Fall

Allegations of stunning amounts of corruption are mounting against Carlos Romero Deschamps, leader of the Mexican Oil Workers’ Union for 25 years, threatening to...
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Is Mexico’s New National Guard Just Another Uniform?

Mexico’s new National Guard is another step closer to taking up arms, but the logic behind the agency’s creation and its potential for improving the nation’s...
El Chapo in US custody
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The End of the Big Cartels – Why There Won’t Be Another Chapo

Earlier this month, a federal jury in New York convicted Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the former kingpin of Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel, on ten...
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Rare Public Apology Shines Light on Government Impunity in Mexico

The Mexican government recently issued a public apology to the families of five young people that were forcibly disappeared in January 2016 in Veracruz. The...
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US Mailing System Key to Future Fentanyl Trafficking Prevention

Authorities in the United States and Mexico are working together to combat criminal groups capitalizing on growing demand for the deadly and highly lucrative...
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The Sinaloa Cartel’s ‘El Mayo,’ Mexico’s Last True Capo

At the start of the fourth month of Mexico’s new government -- the so-called “Fourth Transformation” -- two feared capos have emerged as the kings of drug...
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Sinaloa Cartel Places Unwanted Surprise Inside New Ford Cars

Authorities say the Sinaloa Cartel hid a haul of 180 kilograms of methamphetamine inside the spare tires of new cars sent from Mexico to Canada, showcasing the...