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Will Killers Walk Free in Cartel Ambush of Mormon Family in Mexico?

The brazen murder of several children and women from a prominent American Mormon family by cartel gunmen in northern Mexico has yet again highlighted the country's...
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Mexico, Colombia Drug Raids Reveal Human Skulls, Saints, and Spells

An altar laden with human skulls and bones was used by a powerful Mexico City gang in the worship of Santa Muerte, a death cult that has drug trade...
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La Unión Tepito Inner Workings Revealed in Mexico City Raid

A recent raid against the La Unión Tepito gang in Mexico City may not have a lasting impact on the group's activities but has shown how deep its links to police...
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Gas Theft – Mexico’s Latest Criminal Conundrum

With Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador touting his successes against oil theft, criminal groups have taken advantage of a similar opportunity: gas...
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Culiacán Shambles Exposes Lack of Any Security Plan for Mexico

Amid a wave of national and international criticism for his handling of the Culiacán meltdown last week, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador faces the...
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Testing Wastewater Paints Drug Use Map Across Mexico

A pilot study in Mexico is showing promising results for measuring the frequency and type of drugs being used across the country by measuring metabolites in...
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Former Argentina Spy and Major Sex Trafficker Arrested in Mexico

An Argentine former intelligence agent was detained in Mexico, accused of leading a powerful transnational sex trafficking ring. The arrest revealed the high-level...
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Son of ‘El Chapo’ Freed After Fierce Cartel Mobilization in Mexico

Residents of Mexico’s Sinaloa state capital of Culiacán were paralyzed with fear as gunfire erupted after authorities briefly detained and then released a son of...
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History of Activism Helps Mexico’s Indigenous Resist Organized Crime: Report

A new report examines the factors that enable indigenous resistance to organized crime in Mexico -- an interesting framework for understanding how indigenous...