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Betrayals, In-Fighting, Mysteriously Vanished Leader - Is Jalisco Cartel on the Brink?

EL MENCHO / 25 MAY 2022

The CJNG’s reign as Mexico’s most dominant and ruthless cartel may be showing some signs of wear.

EL MENCHO / 5 JAN 2022

Drone attacks in Michoacán, bodies hanging from bridges in Zacatecas, attacks with remotely detonated explosives in Guanajuato, massacres in Jalisco and Tamaulipas, remains scattered across streets in Baja California. These…

EL MENCHO / 18 NOV 2021

The arrest of the wife of CJNG boss El Mencho is being interpreted as a win against the cartel and a significant blow to the group's money laundering ability. But…

EL MENCHO / 2 SEP 2021

As violence has continued to rise in Mexico year after year, criminal groups have adopted an increasingly militarized approach to their tactics, weaponry and training.

COCAINE / 21 JUN 2021

Misconceptions surrounding Mexico's drug trade have long been replicated in popular culture and public discourses.

EL MENCHO / 14 MAY 2021

In some regions of Mexico, family members who came up empty-handed this Mother's Day were bailed out by the Jalisco Cartel.

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…

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