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Ecuador: South America’s Next Narco-State

By JESSICA GUERRERO MORELIA, Michoacán —  The evolution of Mexico’s cartels over the last decades has been exponential and incredibly abrupt. Despite much-touted government efforts to dismantle and eradicate these criminal groups since the beginning of the drug war in 2006, these criminal organizations have managed not only to survive, but to thrive, strengthening and strategically expanding beyond the country’s

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Mexico Hit by 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake on Sept. 19, Again

By MARK LORENZANA A 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico on the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 19, just minutes after a nationwide earthquake drill or “simulacro nacional” was held to commemorate the victims of the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes. Mexico’s National Seismological Service reported that the epicenter of the quake was 63 kilometers south of Coalcomán, Michoacán, but it could be

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