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Jalisco Cartel New Generation (CJNG)

The CJNG is a criminal group that has evolved as a result of killings, captures and rifts in older cartels. It is known for its aggressive use of violence and its public relations campaigns. Despite the capture of top leaders, the group appears set to continue expanding.

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In a region where 50 percent of the population already makes its living in the informal market, it was perhaps…

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Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias ‘El Mencho’

MEXICO / MAY 21, 2019

Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias "El Mencho," is the leader and founder of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG), and the man responsible for overseeing the once upstart criminal faction's transition into…

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