The event has sparked fears of a violent backlash in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta where Jesús Alfredo Guzmán was abducted from a swanky restaurant with five other men.
Officials said the gunmen appeared to be targeting members of a rival group when they rounded up between 10 and 12 men from a gourmet restaurant in the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta early on Monday.
Locals claim industrial pollution of the Santiago River in western Mexico has killed 628 locals people in the last eight years, including 72 in 2015 — the worst year to date.
With the police providing little or no protection against violent crime, inhabitants of Guadalajara's forgotten outskirts have begun forming their own self-defense squads.
Local authorities have sought to downplay the problem, and many of the victims have encountered difficulties when they tried to report what happened to the police.
The authorities in the western state of Jalisco say that the fake company distributed flyers seeking recruits with “a desire to better themselves,” and then set them to work selling drugs.
The wave of attacks have been widely blamed on the Jalisco New Generation Cartel that in recent years has grown into one of Mexico’s most important criminal groups.
In the bastion of the Sinaloa cartel fears are growing that the recapture of El Chapo, and the demise of the old-guard leaders, could give the more impulsive generation of narcojuniors free rein.
Guadalupe Fernández Valencia, known as “The Boss,” is said to be one of the highest ranking women in the cartel and is wanted in the United States on trafficking charges.
The idealistic 25-year-old college graduate Pedro Kumamoto challenges the corrupt and jaded image of Mexican politicians. Now he’s under pressure to prove he can stay real.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel became a prime target of the Mexican government after it launched attacks against the authorities that included shooting down a military helicopter in May 2015.
Raúl Robles, a prominent Mexican hacker and cybersecurity expert, was shot dead while eating breakfast with his father the day after his murder was seemingly announced in an anonymous online forum.
The number of kidnappings and extortions has reportedly gone down in recent years, but there are now signs of cartels laundering their profits through tequila brands.
Fernando Moreno recovering from six bullet wounds, five years after another former governor was assassinated, and a decade since a sitting governor died in a mysterious plane crash.
The ring allegedly involved welfare officials from the northern Mexican state of Sonora using their access to vulnerable women to obtain babies that they then sold.
Many exotic animals can be obtained legally in Mexico, a system condemned by critics as “inhumane.” And these pets have become status symbols for drug-traffickers looking to flaunt their wealth and power.
Uber drivers all over the world have come under attack in recent months, but few outbreaks of violence have been as extreme as the one this week in Mexico’s second-largest city.
Authorities raided three sophisticated greenhouses growing genetically "improved" marijuana just south of Guadalajara, then incinerated the busted weed at night. 22 Colombian nationals allegedly worked at the site.
Critics say the recent revolving door for 25-year-old Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez is a stark example of the Mexican justice system's corruption and ineptitude.
It's only a coincidence — one expert said hopefully — that the Nazi-themed youth performance occurred in Guadalajara, a city with an uncomfortable history of displays of Nazism and fascism among young people.