Crime and Violence

Wife of “El Chapo” Pleads Guilty to Drug and Money Laundering Charges

06/14/2021 (written by rramos) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 10 that Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of jailed Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, pleaded …

Wife of “El Chapo” Pleads Guilty to Drug and Money Laundering Charges Read More »

Map of Disappearances in Jalisco Underscores Nationwide Human Rights Challenge

05/18/2021 (written by rramos) –  On April 27, Jalisco’s State Human Rights Commission (Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos, CEDH) published a map that highlighted the 30 municipalities in the state …

Map of Disappearances in Jalisco Underscores Nationwide Human Rights Challenge Read More »

Drone Attack by CJNG on Aguililla Police Highlights Security Concerns

05/11/2021 (written by scortez) – On April 19, a group of police officers were attacked by drones rigged with explosives in the municipality of Aguililla, Michoacán. State authorities suspect that the …

Drone Attack by CJNG on Aguililla Police Highlights Security Concerns Read More »

Federal Authorities Arrest Military Officials for Past Violence

04/29/21 (written by scortez) – In two separate cases, military personnel have been arrested for their alleged involvement in past abductions and murders. On April 9, the Mexican Navy reported that …

Federal Authorities Arrest Military Officials for Past Violence Read More »

Corruption by Customs Officials Facilitating Cross-Border Criminal Activity

04/26/21 (written by rramos) – A growing number of customs officials in various parts of Mexico have come under investigation for alleged acts of corruption that purportedly enabled criminal networks …

Corruption by Customs Officials Facilitating Cross-Border Criminal Activity Read More »

Violence Against Police in Guanajuato Highlights Complex Security Situation

04/21/21 (written by rramos) – Guanajuato’s state police force (Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado, FSPE) announced on April 5 that two of its officers were killed following a confrontation …

Violence Against Police in Guanajuato Highlights Complex Security Situation Read More »

Rising Violence Along Baja California-Sonora Border Tied to Larger Organized Crime Disputes

04/08/21 (written by rramos) – Continuous Increase in Homicides in Mexicali Recent data from government agencies and civil society appear to indicate a considerable increase in homicides in Mexicali, the …

Rising Violence Along Baja California-Sonora Border Tied to Larger Organized Crime Disputes Read More »