jalisco new generation cartel
By Jo Tuckman
Clara Elena Laborín Archuleta, the wife of imprisoned drug lord Hector Beltrán Leyva, was reportedly planning to retake turf in Acapulco that was once held by her husband's cartel.
By Falko Ernst
The gunmen are reportedly allied to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, one of at least 10 criminal groups fighting for control of the Hot Land region in western Mexico.
The unconfirmed reports go some way to easing fears of the imminent outbreak of a major war — either within factions of the Sinaloa cartel, or between this group and the rapidly expanding Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
The abduction of one of the kingpin's sons has triggered fears of a violent backlash, with reports suggesting another, more important, son might have been kidnapped as well.
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.
Renewed cartel violence in the first half of this year pushed up Mexico's murder rate by about 15 percent.
The hitman talked about the Zetas’ relationship with local politicians in the state of Veracruz, the cartel’s wars with rivals, and the toll his “work” has taken on his personal life.
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.
The DEA's list of wanted drug lords is out of date after the capture of the infamous Mexican trafficker — so we made our own.
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.
Drug lord Chapo Guzmán's escape from a maximum-security prison overshadowed the arrest of other capos and underlined how few new ideas the government has brought to the fight against Mexico's cartels.
Antonio Oseguera Cervantes is identified as the brother of elusive drug lord "El Mencho," leader of the Jalisco New Generation cartel.
The US-based group Human Rights Watch has highlighted evidence it has gathered suggesting unarmed civilians were killed by federal police in two separate incidents in which a total of 50 people died.
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.
When residents of Mexico's second largest city shop, eat, drink, dance, fill up their gas tanks, or even pay their rent, they may be inadvertently helping drug cartels.
Mexico's chief criminal investigator said hundreds of smaller splinter cells continue to affect millions of Mexicans across the country. The statements were the most frank assessment made in years about Mexico's cartels.