The Chapitos are winning the internal war for the Sinaloa Cartel and doing it in a different way than their father ever considered.
GameChangers 2022: ‘Pink Cocaine,’ Cross-Border Battles, and the Frustrating Fight Against Mafia States
InSight Crime's GameChangers 2022 looks back at the most consequential criminal stories across Latin America this year.
Increased security on land borders is forcing more migrants to enter Mexico from Guatemala by sea, running the risk of drowning.
Coca cultivation in Guerrero, Mexico, has grown ten times in a year. But Mexico remains far from achieving mass coca cultivation.
The legalization of marijuana at the state level in the US has forced organized crime groups in Mexico to adapt and look for new markets.
The rise of synthetic drugs, in particular fentanyl and methamphetamine, has changed the landscape of opportunity for drug traffickers in Latin America. Highly potent and highly addictive, synthetic narcotics are…
Violence between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco Cartel in Zacatecas has now seen judged and police chiefs being targeted.
In response to changes in the international marijuana trade, Mexico-based drug trafficking groups have shifted their strategies.
The shift from plant-based to synthetic drugs has upended the relationship between small farmers and crime groups in Mexico’s Golden Triangle.
Local drug sales in Sinaloa’s capital city are controlled by one of the most notorious and powerful organized crime families in Mexico.
Today, most of the marijuana consumed in the United States is produced domestically, changing the game in the international drug market.
Nuevo Laredo was set ablaze following the capture of a Northeast Cartel leader. But what does this mean for the city's criminal dynamics?…
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