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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.
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.

Mexico sent troops to fight cartels’ new billion-dollar business, and some Mexicans are fighting back

Fuel theft has become widespread in Mexico, committed by civilians and criminal groups alike, and the government has responded with troops.
A policeman detains a suspected member of the MS-13 gang at a checkpoint in Apopa, El Salvador, July 28, 2015.

Jeff Sessions just named these 5 groups as the top transnational organized-crime threats to the US

The Trump administration has pursued a hardline crackdown on organized crime, and five groups named by the Justice Department on Monday will be targeted by a new transnational organized-crime task force.
Purported members of Mexico's Jalisco New Generation cartel.

Mexico says it caught gunmen who shot down an army helicopter — and it may signal trouble for the country’s most powerful cartel

Gunmen from the Jalisco New Generation cartel shot down a military helicopter in 2015. Since then, the group has only gotten stronger — but efforts to bring it down are intensifying.
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.