Drug Violence

New Study Identifies Cartels as the Fifth Largest Employer in Mexico

10/10/2023 (written by tfaris) – On September 21st, the online research journal Science published a study providing many insightful details on the size and recruitment of cartels in Mexico. This …

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The DEA’s mission against the Sinaloa Cartel

09/21/2023 (written by tfaris) – As Justice in Mexico reported in May, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a crackdown on the Sinaloa Cartel because of their key role in …

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Sharp uptick in violence in Chilpancingo prompts public response

08/03/2023 (written by vmateoszuniga) –Chilpancingo, Guerrero has recently been at the center of national discourse regarding violence in Mexico in the wake of a sharp increase in crime. The wave …

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Community autodefensas leader, Hipólito Mora, murdered in organized crime attack

07/24/2023 (written by ksoliscorrales)– On June 29th, 2023, authorities identified the body of Hipólito Mora, a lime farmer and one of the last surviving leaders/founders of Las Autodefensas de La …

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Mother Searching For Missing Son Murdered in San Miguel Octopan

05/16/2023 (written by abrizuela) – On April 6, 2020, José Luis Apaseo, son of Teresa Magueyal, disappeared from the town of Celaya, Guanajuato, after leaving his home to buy groceries for …

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Four Americans kidnapped in Matamoros by members of the Gulf cartel

03/21/2023 (written by jcarrillo) –Last week, four American citizens were kidnapped after crossing into Matamoros, Tamaulipas, prompting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to offer $50,000 for their safe return. …

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Largest fentanyl lab seizure in Mexico comes a day before U.S. Senate hearing on bilateral efforts to combat fentanyl crisis

02/23/23 (written by jcarrillo) – This past Wednesday, Mexican soldiers received intelligence regarding a fentanyl pill manufacturing center and reported its seizure in Culiacán, Sinaloa, home to the Sinaloa Cartel. …

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Justice in Mexico Releases “Public Security in Baja California”

11/28/2022 (written by ksoliscoralles) –Justice in Mexico released a new special report entitled, Public Security in Baja California. In the report, author Randall Ramos analyzes the increasing numbers of homicide …

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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 …

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