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Donald Trump with a sign supporting his plan to build a wall between the US and Mexico.

Mexican officials are ready to stop helping the US fight terrorism and drug trafficking to get back at Trump

Mexican senators are urging their government to consider cutting cooperation with the US on security matters in the wake of the family separations controversy. It's not the first time officials have made that request in response to Trump's policies.
A police agent directs traffic at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Reynosa, in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, April 6, 2018.

Deadly violence in Mexico is intensifying, and May set an all-time record

Deadly violence in Mexico has risen steadily over the past three years, and much of the killing has been attributed to the cartels and gangs have proliferated in the country over that period.
Edgar Valdez Villarreal appears with Mexican federal police after his arrest in late 2010.

‘La Barbie,’ a US-born cartel leader and one-time partner of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison and a $...

Edgar Valdez Villarreal was born in the US, but moved to Mexico in the late 1990s, where he rose quickly through the cartel ranks become one of the most wanted cartel figures in the world.
The Gulf cartel's leadership and operational background, according to the DEA's 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment.

A judge in Mexico ruled a suspected cartel kingpin’s arrest was illegal — and he’s already out of jail

Jose Alfredo Cardenas, a suspected leader of the Gulf cartel, was arrested in a predawn raid on Monday.
Gulf cartel leader Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, aka "El Coss," in Mexico City after his capture, in September 2012.

Mexico took down another high-profile cartel leader, and the backlash may have already started

Less than a day after the arrest, local residents reported gunfire and other violence.
Forensic technicians at a crime scene where three men were gunned down by unknown assailants on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico, January 10, 2018.

The US’s top military-intelligence official described how the war on Mexico’s cartels has produced even more violence

"Those five cartels have kind of devolved into 20, and [as] part of that outgrowth, you've seen an increase in the level of violence."
The letter "Z," referring to the Zeta cartel, painted on a hill next to a toll booth on a freeway between Monterrey and Torreon, in the Mexican state of Coahuila March 13, 2010.

Mexico took down a US citizen who rose to the upper ranks of the vicious Zetas cartel

"This is a very good hit. It's a good feather in the hat of Mexican justice."
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrives in New York after his extradition from Mexico, January 19, 2017.

The identities of the jurors in Mexican cartel kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s federal trial will be kept secret

A judge agreed with the prosecution that such measures were necessary, but Guzman's defense says it could hurt his case.
Excess natural gas is being flared, or burnt off, at a flare stack at the refinery in Tula, in Mexico's Hidalgo state, November 21, 2013.

Mexican drug cartels are preying on a multibillion-dollar industry and taking a deadly toll on the workers who run it

"The revenue that's being generated by the petroleum [theft] is making a lot of these cartels much more powerful."
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.