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Inside Mexico’s Warring Cartels and the Millions of People They’ve Displaced

CHICHIHUALCO, Mexico — The Mexican government has struggled to figure out what to do about warring cartels for decades, and that’s led to a massive and mostly ignored crisis: entire towns are being displaced by violence, leaving ghost towns behind. The problem is so severe that a recent study concluded that just between 2011 and…

Inside Mexico’s Warring Cartels and the Millions of People They’ve Displaced

CHICHIHUALCO, Mexico — The Mexican government has struggled to figure out what to do about warring cartels for decades, and that’s led to a massive and mostly ignored crisis: entire towns are being displaced by violence, leaving ghost towns behind.

The problem is so severe that a recent study concluded that just between 2011 and 2017 as many as 8 million people were displaced within the country because of violence stemming from the constant battle for territory.

But there are virtually no laws, programs, public policy, or official government initiatives to help those displaced. And, because people flee their homes individually or in families — not in caravans — the problem has largely stayed out of the public eye.

Meanwhile, armed groups have been moving in, making many of the neighborhoods their own.

For the past year, VICE News has been following the story of hundreds of displaced families, and the violent war that has destroyed their towns.

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Federal judge rules Cuccinelli appointment unlawful

Because Cuccinelli’s USCIS position was designated initially as “first assistant” to the USCIS director, the Trump administration reasoned that Cuccinelli could become acting chief under a provision of the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act. But Moss wrote th…

Federal judge rules Cuccinelli appointment unlawful

Because Cuccinelli’s USCIS position was designated initially as “first assistant” to the USCIS director, the Trump administration reasoned that Cuccinelli could become acting chief under a provision of the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act.
But Moss wrote th…
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The fighter pilot takes on the astronaut: McSally’s 2020 Arizona mission

In Gilbert, a town of more than 200,000 people outside Phoenix, McSally satdown to talk local issues with the mayor outside a bustling coffee shop in the mild winter warmth before taking a walking tour of the small downtown, hitting up a few local spots to ha…

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Italy Set to Approve $442 Million Loan to Keep Alitalia Flying

Italy Set to Approve $442 Million Loan to Keep Alitalia Flying

Italy Set to Approve $442 Million Loan to Keep Alitalia Flying
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