PETER ORSI Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Another year, another homicide total unseen before in Mexico's modern history as the country struggles to check rising violence. Cartels and other criminal groups that hold sway over large swaths of territory are blamed for much of it, warring with each other and preying on local populations in places where the state, especially local authority, is weak or even in cahoots with the gangs. Here's a look at Mexico's criminal underworld today: THE PLAYERS In its latest National Drug Threat Assessment, published early this year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration lists six Mexican criminal organizations as having significant trafficking impact on the United States: Sinaloa, Jalisco New Generation, Beltran-Leyva, Juarez, Gulf and th
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