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The high mortality rate in Mexico’s drug war has seen women progress quickly in the shadowy underworld of the cartels and they are increasingly taking on key management roles, a new book says.
In the latest twist to Mexico's drug wars, a new group has vowed to launch a paramilitary offensive against a leading drug cartel in Veracruz, a city that has become a flash point in the violence.
An arson attack on a casino in northern Mexico on Thursday that left 52 people dead has thrown a spotlight on the growth of gambling houses throughout the country and their role in organized crime
Police say drug cartel enforcer Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez admits ordering 1,500 killings
A group of leading Mexican media companies joined Thursday in signing an agreement laying ground rules for coverage of the country's battle with organized crime, which has become increasingly brutal and claimed around 35,000 lives in the past four years
Colombian police have found $29m (£18m; 21m euros) and 17m euros from suspected drug payments in a house in Bogota.
The murder of a photography intern at a prominent Mexican newspaper earlier this month has finally prompted Mexican media to stand up to the drug cartels
New blow to drug cartels as marines arrest three suspects including apparent gang leader Sergio Villarreal Barragán
The world’s biggest drugs and money laundering “super cartel” in Colombia has been smashed by the American government, officials said
Colombia’s fight against the FARC increasingly focuses on cutting off the rebels’ funding from narco-trafficking, as police collect new information on the organisation’s drug trading structure