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Mexico Cartels Find Recruitment Target - Drug Rehab Centers

MEXICO / 23 AUG 2021

Lacking government support and effective oversight, drug rehab centers in Mexico are being exploited by organized crime groups, which are taking advantage of their anarchical state to disappear people and…

MEXICO / 25 MAY 2021

The Cárteles Unidos (CU) is a criminal organization that was born out of an alliance between the Cartel de Tepalcatepec, Los Viagras and other groups to combat advances made by…

MEXICO GROUPS / 2021-05-04

The Sinaloa Cartel, often described as the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere, is an alliance of some of Mexico's top capos. The coalition's members…

MEXICO GROUPS / 2020-11-13

La Fuerza Anti-Unión (FAU) is a criminal organization that has grown rapidly since its inception as a vigilante group.

LA UNIÓN TEPITO / NOVEMBER 12, 2020

La Unión Tepito is a large criminal group indigenous to Mexico City, named after one of the capital’s largest neighborhoods.

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 8 APR 2015

The Guerreros Unidos are a splinter group of the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) based in central Mexico. The group is dedicated mainly to extortion and kidnapping, but…

MEXICO / 2018-02-13

The Tijuana Cartel, also known as the Arellano Felix Organization, is based in one of the most strategically important Mexico border cities for trafficking drugs into the United States.

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / OCTOBER 6, 2021

Led by the Beltran Leyva brothers, this Mexican drug trafficking organization worked with the Sinaloa Cartel before the two split and began a bloody war in 2008. Once one of…

EPR / 2017-03-07 21:46:34

The Popular Revolutionary Army (Ejercito Popular Revolucionario - EPR) is a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla group based in southern Mexico that has carried out attacks on military bases and oil pipelines since…

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / MAY 5, 2020

The Knights Templar (Cabelleros Templarios) emerged in March 2011 as a splinter group of the once-mighty Familia Michoacana. Like their predecessors, the Knights Templar cast themselves as a "self-defense" movement engaged in a struggle with …

JUAREZ CARTEL / JULY 10, 2020

The Juárez Cartel is responsible for smuggling tons of narcotics from Mexico into the United States throughout its long and turbulent history, and the group's intense rivalry with the Sinaloa Cartel…

BARRIO AZTECA / 2018-07-09

The Barrio Azteca prison gang emerged in Texas prisons, later served as armed support to the Juárez Cartel, and has since evolved to control local drug trafficking in Juárez. The…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / MAY 5, 2020

At the height of its power, the Familia Michoacana’s brutal tactics, strong base of operations and pseudo-religious ideology made it a formidable operation and a point of fascination for outsiders.

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