All About US/Mexico Border

MEXICO / 11 OCT 2018

Authorities in Mexico and the United States have yet to identify who is behind the construction of a recently dismantled narco-tunnel near the US-Mexico border. But the location and high…

DRUG POLICY / 16 AUG 2018

New data shows synthetic opioid drugs are driving a sustained increase in overdose deaths in the United States, and booming seizures of these drugs by US and Mexican authorities indicate…

MEXICO / 16 AUG 2018

The United States and Mexico have announced plans for renewed cooperation on combating Mexico-based drug trafficking groups. But although the proposed strategy sounds promising on paper, it may be difficult…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 17 JUL 2018

A new report shows how and where organized crime groups victimize Central American migrants in Mexico.

BARRIO AZTECA / 3 JUL 2018

The recent arrest of a top Barrio Azteca leader in Mexico offers additional insight into the criminal and drug trafficking dynamics along the US-Mexico border at a time when US…

FEATURED / 2 JUL 2018

Voters in Mexico elected a new president who has promised to clean up a graft-ridden government and move the country away from a deeply entrenched militarized approach to combating organized…

BARRIO 18 / 29 JUN 2018

In our June 28 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Steve Dudley and Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos discussed how the "zero-tolerance" immigration policies of the administration of US President…

BARRIO 18 / 20 JUN 2018

The Trump administration’s stated purpose of “zero tolerance” of illegal immigration on US borders is to lower crime rates, but research shows that the net effect may be the opposite.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 15 MAY 2018

US President Donald Trump has approved a new reform that will ease firearm export controls for US weapons manufacturers, which could have an adverse effect on the number of US-sourced…

MEXICO / 23 MAR 2018

A new report has revealed that the Mexican states with the highest rates of disappearances are located along the US-Mexico border, illustrating how both crime groups and security forces in…

EL SALVADOR / 3 MAR 2018

Mexico authorities have arrested an MS13 leader in Tijuana, disrupting another attempt by the gang to create a small international drug trafficking pipeline into the United States.

DRUG POLICY / 2 FEB 2018

A new documentary series exploring the opioid epidemic ravaging cities across the United States underscores the role of Mexican organized crime groups in the lucrative industry, and how growing…

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