Mexico's army is being given more public security responsibilities, despite its human rights abuses.
Along the US-Mexico border, a booming migrant smuggling industry is closely monitored by organized crime groups.
Outgoing governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Javier García Cabeza de Vaca, is about to lose immunity from an arrest warrant.
Migrant encounters and seizures of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl are often erroneously conflated and linked together.
Accused drug trafficker Sandra Ávila Beltrán is demanding she be paid royalties for the “Queen of the South” Netflix series.
Authorities in Arizona are sounding the alarm about the rising use of outsiders as drivers for human smuggling.
In the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico, Carlos was trained to become a ruthless soldier for the Cárteles Unidos.
Synthetic drugs like methamphetamine, fentanyl, and ecstasy are reshaping Latin America's drug trade.
Cocaine in Australia remains difficult to access, with traffickers either selling low-quality or entirely fake doses.
Police in Guanajuato, Mexico, are accused of being in the pocket of the Jalisco Cartel. But do they have a choice?…
A new rule in the United States seeks to stem the flow of ghost guns, bought in parts online and assembled at home, to Latin America.
Mexico saw outbreaks of violence last week in three different states. What can these events tell us about the country's criminal dynamics?…
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