American-Made .50-Caliber Rifles Help Fuel Mexican Cartel Violence
In this Oct. 16, 2019 photo spent bullet casings litter the site where a convoy of Michoacan state police were ambushed and slaughtered by Jalisco cartel gunmen, in El Aguaje, Mexico. On Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 thirteen state police officers were shot or burned to death in their vehicles on this road. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

American-Made .50-Caliber Rifles Help Fuel Mexican Cartel Violence

Alex Yablon, The Trace October 29, 2019 Mexican authorities were outgunned by criminal cartels in two notable incidents this month. In both cases, the criminals were armed with high-powered .50-caliber firearms.…

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Two Mass Killings by Shooters in Mexico in as Many Days
More than 30 suspected cartel gunmen killed the police officers in the town of El Aguaje in Michoacan on Monday as they were travelling in a convoy to serve a warrant [Alan Ortega/Reuters]

Two Mass Killings by Shooters in Mexico in as Many Days

Assault weapons trafficked into Mexico were used in an ambush and massacre of police officers in Michoacán on Monday. This was followed on Tuesday in Guerrero by the killing by…

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Mexicans are killing each other at record rates. The U.S. provides the guns
Members of a vigilante group called the United Front of Community Police of the State of Guerrero pass by bullet-riddled homes in Filo de Caballos, Guerrero, on April 25, 2019.(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Mexicans are killing each other at record rates. The U.S. provides the guns

Los Angeles Times By Kate Linthicum, October 6, 2019 FILO DE CABALLOS, Mexico — The sun had not yet risen when dozens of gunmen stormed into the town of Ocotito in…

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