Mexico's most wanted

Mexico Pursues Top Drug Lords Amid Fragmented Criminal Landscape

Authorities in Mexico continue to focus on hunting down the heads of the country's most prominent cartels, pursuing a kingpin strategy that will probably do little...
Murdered Veracruz journalist Pedro Tamayo

Reporter Murdered in Veracruz, Mexico Was Under Police Protection

The third reporter murdered in the southern Mexico state of Veracruz this year was gunned down in front of his family despite being under police protection at the...

Zetas Leader’s Conviction Shows Long Arm of US Law

A federal jury in Texas convicted a former Zetas leader of multiple crimes committed in Mexico, underscoring a broader trend of the United States prosecuting...

Zeta Trial Brings More Tales of Terror and Corruption

As the trial of Zetas Cartel leader Marciano Millán Vázquez continued in San Antonio, Texas, witnesses took the stand to described how drug traffickers co-opted...
Members of the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation

Mapping Mexico’s Current Organized Crime Landscape

More than three years into the term of Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) and Sinaloa Cartel operate in 15 states...

Texas Trial Sheds Light on Zetas’ Brutal Reign in Mexico

The former Zetas leader in Piedras Negras, Mexico, went on trial this week in San Antonio, Texas, on a number of charges linking him to a reign of terror the drug...
Open Society Foundations' report on Mexico

Are Zetas, Mexico Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity?

Mexico's Zetas crime syndicate and the government forces tasked with fighting it are both likely guilty of crimes against humanity according to a new report that...
The home of Southlake attorney Juan Jesús Guerrero Chapa, killed by a masked gunman in suburban Dallas in 2013

Top ‘Capo’ of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Sought Haven in Texas

A former cartel lawyer who led the Los Zetas Cartel before fleeing Mexico was an exception to the "rule" that top kingpins did not try to hide in the United...
Francisco Antonio Colorado-Cessa

US Sentences Mexico Businessman in Zetas Money Laundering Case

The United States sentenced a Mexico businessman for laundering millions of dollars in drug proceeds for the Zetas criminal organization, concluding a long and...