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Tijuana Cartel Leaves Ominous Message in Sinaloa Heartland

Three warning banners were hung yesterday in various locations around Culiacán, the capital city of Sinaloa, each them mocking Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias "El...
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US Justice Dept: Mexico Violence Implications for the US

Statement for US Senate of Anthony P. Placido Assistant Administrator for Intelligence Drug Enforcement Administration and Kevin L. Perkins Assistant Director,...
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Priest Accused of Accepting Zetas Money

A priest in Pachuca, Hidalgo is under investigation by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office and Church authorities for his alleged connections with the drug...
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Massacre at Tijuana Rehab Center Linked to Marijuana Seizure

After a gang of masked gunmen burst into a rehabilitation center in Tijuana and methodically assassinated 13 patients, El Universal reports that the Sinaloa...
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Police Destroy 134 Tons of Marijuana in Tijuana

In what amounts to the largest marijuana seizure in Mexican history, state police from Baja California and military operatives found 134 tons and 240 kilos of the...
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6 Tijuana Cartel Members Arrested in ‘Cristal’ Raid

A Police sweep last Saturday saw the arrest of six low-level members of the Arellano Félix Organization, also known as the Tijuana...
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Mexico Army Raids Tijuana Cartel Safehouse

Acting on an anonymous tip, the Mexican Army cracked down on a safe house used by the Arellano Félix crime syndicate, also known as the Tijuana Cartel, arresting...
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AQ: Battling Organized Crime in Guatemala

From an article by Morris Panner and Adriana Beltrán published in the Fall 2010 issue of "America´s...
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International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, 2010

An excerpt from the report follows...
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COHA: Mexico’s War on Sex Trafficking

From a report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Research Associate Melissa Graham, published October 13,...
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Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and US National Security

In this controversial study by Bob Killebrew and Jennifer Bernal, published in September 2010, the Center for a New American Security attaches the sticky yet not...
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Stretching the Border: Smuggling Practices and the Control of Illegality in South America

From an article by José Carlos G. Aguiar, published in "Global Consortium on Security Transformation: New Voices Series," No. 6, October 10,...