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People and soldiers near at a crime scene where a man was killed by unknown assailants outside a building in Chilpancingo, in Mexico's Guerrero state, November 15, 2017.

Mexico had its most homicides in decades in 2017 — and 2018 is off to a gruesome start

Violence in Mexico appears to have hit record levels in 2017, with drugs and drug trafficking playing a major role in increases over the past three year.
Damaso Lopez Serrano, in an undated photo.

The son of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s former right-hand man is reportedly talking to US authorities, and it could be trouble for the Sinalo...

There are already signs the son is cooperating with US authorities, and he could provide them with detailed information about the cartel's inner workings.
José González Valencia, accused of being a member of Mexico's Jalisco New Generation cartel, in custody in Brazil.

Brazil captured an alleged member of one Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels on his Christmas vacation

He had been living in Bolivia for two years after fleeing Mexico and entered Brazil as a tourist using a Bolivian passport.

A Mexican cartel enforcer’s prediction about a valuable border territory appears to be coming true

Violence remains high in Ciudad Juarez and elsewhere in Chihuahua, and it appears to be related to intensifying criminal competition.

The killing of a ‘Narcos’ location scout underscores the complexity of Mexico’s criminal underworld

Investigators have little to go on after the killing of a location scout for Netflix's "Narcos" in one of Mexico's most violent areas.

Mexico’s deadly narco violence is creeping into its most popular tourist areas

Mexico's most popular resort areas had long avoided the deadly violence much of the country has seen in recent years, but that trend appears to be reversing.

A major player in the struggle for control of the Sinaloa cartel just surrendered in the US

The son of "El Chapo" Guzman's right-hand man surrendered to US authorities on Wednesday, but the balance of power within the cartel remains unclear.

Mexico’s bloody drug-related violence has surged to a new record

Killings in Mexico have rose to a new high in June, facilitated by competing criminal groups and the ineffectiveness of the government's response.

Approximately 30 people killed or wounded in shootout in northern Mexican border state

They were killed in a clash that started early on Wednesday morning, and authorities have yet to reach the area.

‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s powerful Sinaloa cartel is withering while he sits in a US jail

In the year and a half since Guzman was arrested in Mexico, his cartel has seen its influence erode in some parts of the country.