In Mexico's hotly contested Tierra Caliente region, one priest is caught between the CJNG and a smattering of violent criminal groups.
Prescription drugs containing fentanyl and methamphetamine are being sold in northern Mexico, putting unknowing customers at extreme risk.
InSight Crime's 2022 Homicide Round-Up covers more countries than ever before, with a major expansion into nations of the Caribbean.
A new report points out how the success rate in fighting money laundering across Latin America varies widely from country to country.
While thousands of gang members have been arrested in El Salvador, some may have moved their activities to Mexico.
With cartels like the CJNG muscling in on illegal mining in Michoacán, Mexico, Indigenous community members continue to suffer.
The US trial of Genaro García Luna, the architect of Mexico's war on drugs, will seek to prove whether he was helping the Sinaloa Cartel.
The trial of Mexico’s former top public security official will reveal shortcomings in the fight against organized crime.
Dutch authorities have seized three Mexican drug loads at Schiphol Airport, marking a new trafficking trend for Europe.
Mexico has arrested one of El Chapo's sons, Ovidio, at a bitter cost. But will it make a difference to the Sinaloa Cartel?…
Mexico's Familia Michoacana are back in the headlines again. But is it the same cartel as the one that fell apart years ago?…
The US is losing allies in Latin America just as production of cocaine, fentanyl, and other synthetic drugs is going through the roof.
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