Mexico

MEXICO

Cárteles Unidos

MEXICO / 25 MAY 2021

The Cárteles Unidos was formed by the Cartel de Tepalcatepec, the Viagras, and others, to combat the Jalisco Cartel in Michoacán.

Sinaloa Cartel

MEXICO GROUPS / 2021-05-04

The Sinaloa Cartel is often described as the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere.

Fuerza Anti-Unión

MEXICO GROUPS / 2020-11-13

La Fuerza Anti-Unión, which battles La Union Tepito for territories in Mexico City, has grown rapidly.

La Unión Tepito

LA UNIÓN TEPITO / MAY 9, 2022

La Unión Tepito takes its name from the notorious Mexico City neighborhood of Tepito, where it began.

Chapitos

EL CHAPO / MARCH 8, 2022

The Chapitos are sons of former Sinaloa Cartel leader, Joaquín Guzmán, alias “El Chapo,” now fighting to control the cartel.

José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias 'El Marro'

MEXICO PERSONALITIES / AUGUST 3, 2020

José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias “El Marro,” is the former leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel (CSRL).

Gulf Cartel

EL COSS / JANUARY 30, 2020

The Gulf Cartel is among the oldest most powerful cartels in Mexico, but has lost territory in recent years.

Dámaso López Núñez, alias 'Licenciado'

MEXICO / 2018-07-09

Dámaso López Núñez, alias "Licenciado, prominent in the Sinaloa Cartel, was extradited to the United States in 2018.

Jalisco Cartel New Generation (CJNG)

JALISCO CARTEL / JULY 8, 2020

The Jalisco Cartel New Generation is often considered Mexico's most feared cartel, whose operations stretch across the country.

Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias 'El Mencho'

EL MENCHO / AUGUST 7, 2022

Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias "El Mencho," has propelled the Jalisco Cartel’s growth to become a fierce and powerful cartel.

Guerreros Unidos

GUERREROS UNIDOS / AUGUST 13, 2021

The Guerreros Unidos operate in central Mexico and have been linked to the Ayotzinapa Massacre.

Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias 'Chapo Isidro'

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 2016-11-17

Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias "Chapo" leads the Meza Flores, though little is known of his current criminal activities.

Tijuana Cartel

MEXICO / 2018-02-13

The Tijuana Cartel is based in one of the most strategically important Mexico border cities for drug trafficking.

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