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Forensic technicians at a crime scene where three men were gunned down by unknown assailants on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico, January 10, 2018.

Mexico’s rising violence and a showdown between cartels are driving a grisly trend in the country’s 2nd-biggest city

Violence in Mexico has risen steadily and, in recent years, spread to new areas. Guadalajara, the country's second-largest city, has not been immune.
People near bullet casings at a crime scene after a shootout in the municipality of Tuzamapan, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, May 16, 2019.

400 murders a day: 10 reasons why Latin America is the world’s most violent place

Despite some national declines, homicides in Latin America have only increased in recent years, and there's no single reason for the rise in killing.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman shortly after his extradition to the US, in New York on January 19, 2017, shown in a photo released on February 12, 2019.

‘El Chapo’ Guzman is on his way to the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’ — here’s what it’s like in a US prison no o...

US authorities have said little about where the convicted cartel chief could serve his time, but he seems likely to head to ADX Florence in Colorado.
A man walks by the number 701, referring to the world billionaires ranking given to Guzman by Forbes in 2009, in the state of Sinaloa, February 15, 2019.

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s family is starting fashion brands inspired by the jailed kingpin, and the US might not be able to do anythi...

With Guzmán's permission and clean records for the owners, Chapo-inspired fashion brands may be out of the reach of US authorities.
A worker with coca paste after drying it on a stove top at a small farm in Guayabero, in Colombia's Guaviare province.

Mexico’s cartels appear to be shaking up the cocaine trade

A change in what's being smuggled hints at a change in how Mexican criminal groups are doing business.

11 unbelievable facts about Mexico’s economy

Despite Mexico having the 15th largest GDP in the world, about half of all Mexican citizens live in poverty.
A man walks by the "Chapo" roast chicken restaurant near the main plaza of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's hometown in the municipality of Badiraguato, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, July 17, 2015.

‘El Chapo’ Guzman is awaiting his fate in a US jail, but the Sinaloa cartel already has its next fight lined up

"El Chapo" Guzman was convicted two months ago, but members of his cartel in Mexico haven't hesitated to go after rivals in the criminal underworld.

‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s reign is finally at an end — here’s how he compares to Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar

Escobar and Guzman dealt with different challenges and different markets, but both amassed incredible amounts power and influence.
US Marines deploy concertina wire at the US-Mexico border in preparation for the arrival of a caravan of migrants at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego, November 15, 2018.

Mexicans in the world’s most violent city are taking barbed wire right off the border wall to protect their own homes

Some of the concertina wire US troops installed on the wall between San Diego and Tijuana has reappeared on homes south of the border.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by soldiers in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, during his extradition to New York, January 19, 2017.

The US got ‘El Chapo’ Guzman — now it has to get his $14 billion

US prosecutors said when they convicted the Sinaloa cartel chief they would go after his $14 billion in drug profits. Now they just have to find it.