All About Jalisco Cartel

HOMICIDES / 26 JUL 2018

A new report says that executions linked to organized crime in Mexico have skyrocketed to record levels during the first six months of 2018, underscoring how shifting criminal dynamics continue…

JALISCO CARTEL / 24 JUL 2018

A new criminal group is challenging one of Mexico’s most powerful cartels on its home turf of Guadalajara, provoking a wave of violence in the city.

JALISCO CARTEL / 6 JUL 2018

A relatively new party in Mexico won big in a recent election, while the long-dominant political force suffered a crushing defeat. This new balance of power could bring sweeping change…

JALISCO CARTEL / 28 MAY 2018

Authorities in Mexico have arrested the wife of the leader of the CJNG on charges she helped the group manage its dirty money, a potentially significant setback for the country’s…

AYOTZINAPA / 2 MAY 2018

The gruesome killing of three students in the state of Jalisco has raised fresh questions about Mexico’s capacity to effectively investigate violent crimes.

JALISCO CARTEL / 3 APR 2018

InSight Crime’s March 28 article, “Cracks in Mexico’s CJNG Could Lead to Avalanche of Violence,” incorrectly reported that the Northeast Cartel was a breakaway faction of the Jalisco Cartel -…

HOMICIDES / 6 MAR 2018

After years of flying beneath the organized crime radar, during the past 12 months the state of Baja California Sur in Mexico has fallen into a spiral of bloodshed sparked…

COLOMBIA / 26 FEB 2018

Alerts about the growing involvement of Mexican cartels with armed groups and drug trafficking in Colombia are raising questions about what role Mexican organized crime is taking in the post-FARC…

JALISCO CARTEL / 19 FEB 2018

The alleged abduction and murder of federal agents in Mexico by the Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG) resembles the type of operation the Zetas were…

JALISCO CARTEL / 8 FEB 2018

The Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG) is expanding its presence and influence throughout Mexico. In each of the states in which the group operates, it…

BRAZIL / 9 JAN 2018

The arrest of a Mexican drug lord in Brazil sheds new light on the international operations of one of Mexico’s most powerful crime groups, and suggests that regional authorities may…

GULF CARTEL / 14 NOV 2017

The ongoing decline of the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas has left northeastern Mexico without a single dominant criminal force. But the crime groups' longstanding rivalry has continued to see…

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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. …

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InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…