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A narcomanta hung by CJNG in Colima state
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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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"
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...