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...
Jalisco Cartel blockade street with burning car

Guadalajara Road Blockades Not Prompted by Cartel Leader Arrest: Police

Criminal group the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) is believed to have carried out over two dozen road blockades across Jalisco state over the weekend, a...

Splinter Gangs Wage War in Acapulco: The Future of Mexico’s Conflict

A field report by Southern Pulse describes how Acapulco represents the future of Mexico's drug conflict, in which super-powered street gangs, the descendants of the...

In Mexico, 3 Gangs Battle for Control of Pacific State

Mexican authorities say that three different groups are currently fighting over Michoacan -- this could mean the state will see a lengthy, destabilizing conflict in...

Jalisco Cartel Promises Mexico Govt it will Take Down Rival Gang

The Jalisco Cartel - New Generation has released a video asking the government not to hinder their efforts to drive a rival drug gang out of south Mexico, in order...

How Arrest of Gang Leader Sparked Chaos in Guadalajara

The capture of the leader of an emerging gang in Guadalajara sparked days of chaos, suggesting the CJNG still has the strength to strike back, but the arrest could...

What Jalisco’s Constellation of Gangs Shows about Mexico

The Mexican Army says that six different gangs are currently fighting for control of Jalisco, making the populous Pacific state a microcosm of the shifting...