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Rogue vigilantes are growing in power in Michoacan

Outside Drug Cartels, Rogue Vigilantes Set Sights on Michoacan

The assault against the Knights Templar led by vigilante groups and security forces is creating a criminal power vacuum in Mexico's Michoacan state, which...
Mexico City's urban sprawl offers lucrative criminal opportunities

Battle for State of Mexico Puts Pressure on Capital City

Officials in Mexico say four cartels are battling for the state of Mexico, spurring violence on the outskirts of the national capital as they seek control of...
"El Menchito" was thought to be CJNG's second-in-command

Mexico Captures CJNG Leader, Investigates Links With Vigilantes

Authorities in Mexico have captured one of the top leaders of the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation, a significant blow to an influential criminal organization that...
A mass grave site in Jalisco in November

Mass Grave Discoveries Suggest Little Has Changed in Mexico

President Enrique Peña Nieto's many critics have accused him of trying to bury the reality of Mexico's ongoing criminal butchery throughout his first year in...
The 'Matazetas,' a product of criminal fragmentation

The Current State of Mexico’s Many Drug Cartels

It is tempting to separate Mexico's drug cartels into six hierarchical groups, each competing for trafficking turf. The reality, however, is that the Sinaloa...
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...