All About Jalisco Cartel

JALISCO CARTEL / 10 JUN 2020

Revelations that the Jalisco Cartel laundered hundreds of millions of dollars through front companies posing as tequila vendors is the latest chapter in a longstanding relationship between Mexico’s criminal groups…

JALISCO CARTEL / 1 MAY 2020

Mexico's Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel has found itself on the ropes, fending off authorities and attacks by the rival Jalisco Cartel and the government.

COVID AND CRIME / 28 APR 2020

Recent cases of criminal groups distributing supplies in Mexico suggest that the coronavirus pandemic has presented an opportunity to cultivate popular support and consolidate territorial control in areas where people…

CONTRABAND / 18 MAR 2020

Contacts in China provide Mexican criminal groups with everything from counterfeit luxury goods to chemical precursors for making fentanyl. But with the spread of the coronavirus, shipments from China have…

BARRIO 18 / 22 JAN 2020

Colombia’s last rebel army is now the most powerful criminal syndicate in Latin America, as it expands across Colombia and far into Venezuela, deepening its involvement in the drug trade.

FEATURED / 16 JAN 2020

It was always going to be a thankless task. When President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office in December of 2018, Mexico was undergoing the most violent year in its…

EXTORTION / 30 SEP 2019

Four competing drug cartels are extorting avocado producers in Michoacán, Mexico, showing how the fruit is becoming an increasingly important source of illicit profits in the context of shifting criminal…

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…

JALISCO CARTEL / 27 AUG 2019

The defection of a cell of the Jalisco Cartel New Generation in Baja California has stoked the flames of violence and highlighted internal problems within one of Mexico’s most powerful…

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…

GENDER AND CRIME / 13 AUG 2019

One of Mexico’s richest drug lords lives in luxury in his prison cell, attended by a butler and a private chef, demonstrating that the country’s most high-profile criminals are still…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 31 JUL 2019

Forensic examiners recovering bodies from mass graves in remote terrain has become commonplace during Mexico’s drug war, but criminal groups in Jalisco are making authorities’ jobs increasingly difficult by hiding…

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