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How Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Has Stayed United for Decades

NEWS / 17 JUL 2023

The Sinaloa Cartel has survived over thirty years as the top dogs of Mexico's drug trafficking world. What is the secret to its longevity?…

Sinaloa's Rat, Jalisco's Rooster: The Evolution of Cartel Patches in Mexico

NEWS / 23 JUN 2023

The CJNG, Sinaloa Cartel, Chapitos and more have used military-style patches to promote unity and loyalty.

How Grenades Became a Common Part of Venezuela's Criminal Arsenal

NEWS / 7 JUN 2023

In all of Latin America, Venezuela has a unique problem: constant grenade attacks by criminal gangs.

How Common Experiences Help Mexican Gangs Find New Recruits

NEWS / 25 MAY 2023

A new study shows how gang recruiters in Mexico target young men who have been exposed to crime at a young age.

Mexican Groups' Recruitment Tactics Unveiled In New Study

NEWS / 11 MAY 2023

Recruiters for Mexican criminal groups sway prospective members with promises of social belonging, according to a new study that highlights the omnipresence of criminal groups in the lives of the…

Pablo Escobar and the Real Criminal Story of the Cocaine Bear

NEWS / 28 FEB 2023

The movie Cocaine Bear has a surprising connection to Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel, especially how they trafficked drugs to the US.

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