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AMLO Security Crackdown Met With Mexico Cartel Death Threats

MEXICO / 11 FEB 2019

Two death threats were made against the president of Mexico in the same week from two different criminal groups, suggesting that the president’s strategy for confronting such groups has done…

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…

MEXICO / 28 JUL 2017

In "Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man," former Tijuana Cartel enforcer Martin Corona traces his rise through the ranks of the hegemonic crime group during the 1990s, but includes surprisingly few revelations…

JALISCO CARTEL / 20 OCT 2016

A bloody cartel war raging in the state of Baja California Sur hints at the new strategies and alliances forming as Mexico's fragmented underworld reorganizes.

JALISCO CARTEL / 23 MAR 2016

Authorities in Mexico have voiced fears the Jalisco Cartel has arrived in Baja California state, the most substantial indication yet the powerful criminal organization is expanding northward, potentially setting the…

BOLIVIA / 1 APR 2015

Bolivia's capture of two Peruvians who allegedly worked for the Tijuana Cartel highlights Bolivia's central role in the region's cocaine "air bridge," and raises the possibility that the once-mighty Mexican…

MEXICO / 13 FEB 2015

Mexico's Tijuana Cartel is reportedly marshaling its forces in an attempt to gain back some of its lost glory, according to one security official, providing a look at the current…

PERU / 31 JUL 2014

Peru's National Police have arrested a man identified as one of the country's most wanted criminals and the leader of an international drug trafficking organization with ties to the Tijuana…

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 26 JUN 2014

The capture of Tijuana Cartel leader Fernando Sanchez Arellano has left his mother in charge of the Mexican drug trafficking group, a change that could herald a shift towards semi-legal…

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 24 JUN 2014

Authorities in Mexico have captured the leader of the debilitated Tijuana Cartel, removing what will likely prove the last of Arellano Felix clan with the ability to control a large…

MEXICO / 21 OCT 2013

A gunman disguised as a clown has killed the oldest brother in the clan running Mexico's once-mighty Tijuana Cartel, raising the question: why would someone target one of the last…

MEXICO / 3 OCT 2013

A new report examines the factors behind Tijuana's relative lack of violence compared to other northern Mexico cities, and raises questions about whether the recent peace experienced in the…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 25 SEP 2013

It is tempting to separate Mexico's drug cartels into six hierarchical groups, each competing for trafficking turf. The reality, however, is that the Sinaloa Federation, the Gulf Cartel, the Tijuana…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …