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A still from a video of masked alleged members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel holding supposed local kidnappers.

Mexican security forces have captured or killed most major cartel bosses. The latest arrest came on Friday, when federal forces raided a house in Morelia, Michoacan, and nabbed Servando “La Tuta” Gomez. But a number of them are still at large. Read more»

Veteran DEA agent Mike Vigil has published a book with details from inside the drug war.

GlobalPost interviews Mike Vigil, who spent longer than any other U.S. anti-drug agent in Mexico and has a new book all about his time in the drug war. Read more»

Mexican communal militia members keep guard in Michoacan state.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday announced an “encouraging” 25 percent drop in violence and murders in the first four months of this year, after the discovery of dozens of bodies over the weekend. Read more»

The famous Pacific resort city of Acapulco has been losing tourists to other destinations in Mexico due to escalating violence.

More than 40 people were killed across Mexico at the weekend as violence linked to the country's drug war intensifies. Read more» 1

Mexican soldiers have detained two army generals, including a former assistant defense secretary, over their alleged links to organized crime. Read more» 1

Norteño music legends Los Tigres del Norte ran afoul of prohibitions in Chihuahua for performing 'La Reina del Sur,' which was deemed inappropriate at a cattle exposition in early March.

As Mexico's elections near, politicos are tightening the squeeze on "narcocorridos," the country’s popular odes to drug cartel kingpins. Read more»

Three Mexican men accused of being part of the Sinaloa drug trafficking organization operating in Arizona were indicted Tuesday on drug and money laundering charges. Read more»

The guilty plea of the Tijuana cartel boss in the United States on Thursday marked the official waning of that drug network. But it also raised an interesting question: which cartel is now on top? Read more»

Mexican soldiers patrol a plaza in Mexico City.

Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel’s security chief has been captured, the country’s army said Sunday. Read more»

Mexican cartels have long operated in the United States and forged ties on a smaller level with American gangs, using them to sell drugs on street corners. A report by the National Drug Intelligence Center said that Mexican cartels already operate in more than 1,000 U.S. cities — or almost every urban area in the United States. Read more» 1

A 17-month operation has shut down a smuggling ring, connected to Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, that moved more than $33 million worth of drugs each month through Arizona. 76 were arrested, and 60,000 lbs. of marijuana were seized, along with 108 weapons and $750,000. (with videos) Read more»

A 31-year-old Sinaloa man was sentenced to 48 months in prison for illegal entry into the United States because of a long criminal history, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Read more»

Despite an army crackdown and vicious turf battles that have led to the capture or killings of thousands of Mexico's drug traffickers, the most notorious mobsters are still at large. Four key kingpins stand out for their power and notoriety. Read more»