A narcomanta hung by CJNG in Colima state

Jalisco Cartel Announces ‘Cleansing’ of Mexican State

Mexico's Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) has announced its "arrival" in the central state of Guanajuato with public banners, in what may be an attempt to...
Residents and vigilantes flank soldiers in Michoacan

Cartels, Vigilantes, State Create Perfect Storm in Michoacan

The attacks on Mexican security forces by armed men across the Pacific Coast state of Michoacan in the past week have killed dozens of people and mocked the federal...
Police, soldiers sent to remove roadblocks in Michoacan

Coordinated Attacks on Police Leave 22 Dead: Mexico Govt

In the latest convulsion of violence in the embattled Michoacan state, two Mexican national police, and 20 civilians have been killed in ambushes targeting police,...
Protest sign accusing police of drug ties in Michoacan

‘Vigilante-Backed’ Protesters Killed in Southwest Mexico

Five people were killed and various others injured after an unidentified group shot at protesters in southwest Mexico's Michoacan state, in one of several recent...
Victor Delgado and Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam

New Generation Jalisco Cartel Leader Captured In Mexico

In news overshadowed by the capture of Zetas leader Z40, Mexican officials announced the arrest of Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) leader Victor Hugo...
Members of a self-defense group arrested by Mexican authorities in Michoacan

Following Arrests, Mexico Vigilantes Take Soldiers Hostage

Following the arrest of over a dozen members of a self-defense group in Michoacan, Mexico, group members temporarily took more than 40 soldiers hostage, as tensions...
Vigilantes accused of drug cartel ties in Michoacan, Mexico

Mexican Authorities Accuse Vigilantes of Drug Cartel Ties

Mexican authorities have accused a vigilante group in southwest Mexico of being a front for a drug cartel, in what could be a sign of criminal infiltration of the...
A 2012 banner stating that "The Zetas are not divided"

Breakaway Zetas Form New ‘Zeta Blood’ Cartel: Report

Mexican officials have identified three new criminal groups which splintered off from the Zetas, Sinaloa and Gulf Cartels, according to a report which cites...
A policeman in Guadalajara, Jalisco

Report: Guadalajara Represents Mexico’s Present, Future Crime Battles

A Southern Pulse report on the Mexico city of Guadalajara provides the framework to better understand both present events -- such as the series of roadblocks in...