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Soldiers guard a crime scene where three men were killed by unknown assailants in the municipality of Cadereyta Jimenez, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico, December 4, 2017.

Deadly violence in Mexico is at record levels, and new crime data adds to the ugly picture

Nationwide, violence in Mexico has hit record levels, and 28 of the country's 32 states have seen increases in homicides.

Homicides have hit a new high in Mexico — but that’s not the only sign of growing insecurity

Crime has increased steadily in Mexico over the past few years, and the government has faced withering criticism over its inability to stop it.

The ‘godfather’ of Mexico’s cartels has been sentenced for killing of a DEA agent

Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo was sentenced to 40 years for the killing of a DEA agent in the 1980s, and another judge has confirmed the judgment.

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.

Deadly violence continues to climb in Mexico, where an ascendant cartel is strengthening its grip on power

The spike in homicides in Mexico over the last year is likely in large part tied to drug-related violence, and one cartel is making a push for dominance.

A former US Marine has been arrested in Tijuana in relation to multiple crimes

Tyler James Yeager, a US Marine Corps veteran, was arrested in Tijuana over the weekend. Authorities say he will be charged in relation to several robberies.

Mexico is settling into a violent status quo

Despite month-to-month changes, violence in Mexico is still at elevated levels in many parts of the country.

Mexico’s criminal and political worlds are shifting, and 2017 is off to the most violent start on record

Upheaval in the criminal underworld and a changing political landscape suggest Mexico's recent bloodshed will not soon fade.

A ‘tsunami of sewage spills’ sparked outrage in San Diego County

Officials estimate 143 million gallons of sewage flowed into the Tijuana River over a two week period.

Killings in Mexico climbed to new highs in 2016, and the violent rhythm may only intensify

Should the increase in homicides seen in 2016 continue apace, 2017 could be one of the most violent years in Mexican history.