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Food vendors have been the victims of an extortion racket run by violent student organization linked to local political bosses, or caciques, in Mexico.

A violent student organization with links to caciques that has been know to extort food vendors is being blamed for three killings in Guadalajara on Thursday. Read more»

A room in the Avondale house raided Wednesday by DPS' Special Operations Unit.

Four Mexican men were arrested on human smuggling charges after police raided a suspected drop house Wednesday where 19 people were being held in Avondale. Read more» 3

Shops sell tourist items in Cancún, Mexico. The city's business owners complain that drug cartels are forcing them to pay protection money so they can remain open.

As Mexico struggles with an unprecedented wave of drug-related violence, criminal cartels have been expanding protection rackets across the country. Read more»