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El Mencho’s Hospital Rare Example of Infrastructure Built by Mexico Cartels

COVID AND CRIME / 30 JUL 2020

Reports that the head of the Jalisco Cartel New Generation constructed a hospital, both for himself and local residents, is an actual concrete example of Mexico's criminal groups investing in…

EL MENCHO / 27 SEP 2019

Representatives of Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel have spoken out on behalf of their shadowy leader to demand that residents of a town in the hotly contested Tierra Caliente region help them…

EL MENCHO / 21 AUG 2019

The US Drug Enforcement Administration believes that Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias “El Mencho,” the leader of Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel New Generation and the main target of both US and Mexican…

EL MENCHO / 13 JUN 2019

On the first day of training to become a hitman for the Jalisco Cartel New Generation, Francisco learned that the only way to escape from the camp was to leave…

EL MAYO / 5 MAR 2019

At the start of the fourth month of Mexico’s new government -- the so-called “Fourth Transformation” -- two feared capos have emerged as the kings of drug trafficking: the Sinaloa…

EL MENCHO / 9 SEP 2016

Media outlets in Mexico have posted an online audio recording purported to be a conversation in which one of the country’s most wanted drug lords orders an apparently subservient police…

EL MENCHO / 18 AUG 2016

Authorities in Mexico have confirmed the CJNG drug trafficking group was responsible for the recent kidnapping of the son of the Sinaloa Cartel's incarcerated leader, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, an indication the CJNG's…

EL MENCHO / 21 MAY 2015

The Jalisco Cartel's rapid ascent, and the meteoric rise of its leader from a relative unknown to a notorious drug lord, follow a criminal evolution seen with other groups in…

EL MENCHO / 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…

EL MENCHO / 9 APR 2015

The US Treasury Department has designated a little-known Mexican drug cartel to the Kingpin list, due to its alliance with the ascendant Jalisco Cartel. However, Mexican media reports suggest the…

EL MENCHO / 8 APR 2015

Mexico's Jalisco Cartel has reportedly killed 15 police officers in the Pacific state of Jalisco, a brazen act of violence that will most likely draw the wrath of security forces…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …