The beginning of 2017 has brought a striking increase in violence to Tijuana, Mexico and the surrounding region, as competition between different criminal groups has put the key border city on a path for its bloodiest year since 2010.
The son of a prominent Mexican drug cartel leader has escaped prison less than two months after being captured, highlighting the country's inability to keep criminals behind bars.
Considered by the US government to be the most powerful drug dealer of all time, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, already has a successor. His name is Dámaso López Núñez, better known as "El Licenciado."
A new documentary provides a detailed look at the inner workings of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, from mules loaded down with sacks of marijuana to the methamphetamine cooks working on the outskirts of Culiacán.