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Jalisco Cartel New Generation (CJNG)
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'
Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias "El Mencho," has propelled the Jalisco Cartel’s growth to become a fierce and powerful cartel.
The Guerreros Unidos operate in central Mexico and have been linked to the Ayotzinapa Massacre.
Martin Farfan Diaz Gonzalez, alias 'Pijarbey'
Martin Farfan Diaz Gonzalez, alias "Pijarbey" was a powerful criminal operative in Colombia's Eastern Plains region.
Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias 'Chapo Isidro'
Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias "Chapo" leads the Meza Flores, though little is known of his current criminal activities.
Marcos de Jesus Figueroa Garcia, alias 'Marquitos'
Marcos de Jesus Figueroa Garcia, alias "Marquitos," is a Colombian smuggler and was captured by authorities in 2014.
Pure Third Command
The Pure Third Command (Terceiro Comando Puro) is one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio…
The Valles are one of Honduras' largest transport groups, using their base along the Guatemalan border to fortify their position…
Political hopeful Jose Miguel Handal Perez, alias Chepe Handal, may have failed in multiple attempts to run for office…
Victor Navarro, alias 'Megateo'
Victor Navarro, alias "Megateo," was considered the most important drug trafficker in Norte de Santander until his death.
The Tijuana Cartel is based in one of the most strategically important Mexico border cities for drug trafficking.
Paraguayan Prosecutors Indict Senator Linked to Transatlantic Cocaine Trade
The impeachment of Paraguayan Congressman Erico Galeano for connections to drug trafficking shows progress against impunity in the country.
Guatemala Elites Flex Muscle, Excluding Leading Presidential Contender
Carlos Pineda, the leading candidate in Guatemala's presidential elections, has been removed from the race on a technicality.
Brazil's PCC Complicates Fight Against Illegal Mining in Amazon
The PCC appears to be providing support to illegal miners in the Yanomami territory in Brazil's northern state of Roraima.