All About Sinaloa Cartel

HOMICIDES / 24 JUN 2020

A series of assassinations of high-profile public figures in Colima marks the latest manifestation of violence in one of Mexico’s smallest yet deadliest state — a dubious honor attributable to Colima’s…

COCAINE / 18 JUN 2020

The recent arrests of two Guatemalan drug traffickers linked to Antonio “Tony” Hernández, a former Honduran congressman jailed for drug trafficking in the United States, has shed new light on…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 15 JUN 2020

New court documents allege that a top-level criminal enforcer in Mexico served as an informant prior to his arrest, but doubts remain about the level of cooperation he provided authorities…

FEATURED / 11 JUN 2020

Media headlines and US indictments have confidently proclaimed the Jalisco Cartel to be  Mexico's dominant criminal group. But while it is certainly one of the country's principal national security threats,…

ELITES AND CRIME / 22 MAY 2020

The former head of Mexico’s federal police has been implicated in a money-laundering scheme that moved millions in suspected bribes from cartels. This is just the latest revelation showing the…

EL MAYO / 21 MAY 2020

The execution of a top Sinaloa Cartel enforcer who was recently in US custody and fled to Mexico raises the question: Who benefited from his killing?…

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…

MEXICO / 3 APR 2020

Talk of Mexico’s cartels in Venezuela has become commonplace, so much so that one town has been re-baptized after one of the world's most notorious criminal groups: the Sinaloa Cartel.

ECUADOR / 5 FEB 2020

For Ecuador, the death of one of the country’s most notorious homegrown drug traffickers was the end of an era. But for his Mexican bosses, Telmo Castro’s demise will do…

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…

GENDER AND CRIME / 14 JAN 2020

A woman from Mexico’s drug trade heartland has been convicted in the United States for leading a sophisticated international trafficking network, highlighting the often overlooked leadership roles that women can…

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