All About Jalisco Cartel

JALISCO CARTEL / 16 JAN 2019

Fragmentation has come to define Mexico’s criminal landscape as the days of monolithic drug cartel structures have ended, leaving behind smaller, more volatile criminal groups that have taken up other…

ELN / 10 JAN 2019

Which criminal structures have gained the most strength in Latin America in 2018? Three groups, all based in different nations, have engaged in aggressive expansion, both territorial and economic, and…

COCA / 9 JAN 2019

While traditional criminal organizations have widened their portfolios dramatically in recent years, drug trafficking remains the most important earner in the region. And with opioid consumption surging and cocaine production…

BRAZIL / 3 JAN 2019

Welcome to InSight Crime’s Criminal GameChangers 2018, where we highlight the most important trends in organized crime in the Americas over the course of the year. From a rise in…

JALISCO CARTEL / 11 DEC 2018

Authorities in Mexico are seeking to attack the finances of the country’s most powerful organized crime groups, but questions remain as to whether the incoming administration has the institutional capacity…

JALISCO CARTEL / 20 NOV 2018

Mexico’s state-owned oil company has begun training and arming its security staff, a risky decision that could backfire.

CONTRABAND / 7 NOV 2018

The rise of a new cartel that strong-arms vendors to sell homegrown cigarette brands in large parts of Mexico has sparked concern about criminal organizations seeking fresh income streams amidst…

JALISCO CARTEL / 23 OCT 2018

Unsealed US indictments against top figures in the Jalisco Cartel New Generation signal the extent to which the group has gone virtually unhindered during the administration of Mexico’s President Enrique…

JALISCO CARTEL / 4 OCT 2018

Violent battles between rival criminal groups vying for control over Mexico’s lucrative oil theft business left more than 50 people dead over the span of five days, highlighting the deadly…

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…

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