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Mexico suffered its worst year for homicides in 2019, with a record 34,582 victims
Mexico’s government is failing to tackle escalating violence
Human Rights Watch has said the violence that has pushed homicide rates to record highs in Mexico shows no signs of progress
U.S. arrests two suspects linked to the LeBarón massacre
In early November, suspected drug cartel gunmen shot dead nine victims of the LeBarón family in a daytime attack as they were traveling by car in the northern state of Sonora
Narcoculture as a business: drug lords want to become trademarks
In recent years, there has been a trend to use drug lords' names and images in products that range from alcoholic drinks and religious accessories to clothing and jewelry
Cieneguillas, a Mexican prison subdued by crime
The medium-security prison located in the Mexican state of Zacatecas has inmates linked to Los Zetas, the Gulf Cartel, the Northeast Cartel, and the Sinaloa Cartel, as well as to the crime groups known as Los Paisas and Los Talibanes
Genaro García Luna pleads not guilty to drug trafficking charges in NY
García Luna pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges he accepted bribes to protect the Sinaloa drug cartel once run by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and let it operate with impunity
Chaos in Nuevo Laredo after cartel gunmen attack
The alleged members of the Northeast Cartel had large weapons and wore military-style clothes as well as tactical gear
Mexican drug cartels clash in bloody Zacatecas prison riots
The Cieneguillas prison holds members of five criminal groups, including the Gulf Cartel, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, and the Sinaloa Cartel
El Chapo was once as powerful as Mexico’s president
Drug lord "El Chapo" became almost legendary for escaping from Mexican high-security jails twice and avoiding massive manhunts while cultivating a Robin Hood image among the poor