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Is Mexico’s CJNG Following in the Footsteps of the Zetas?

The alleged abduction and murder of federal agents in Mexico by the Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG) resembles the type of...

Mexico Trumpets Arrest of ‘Most-Wanted’ Zetas Leader

Armed forces in Mexico arrested an alleged leader of the Zetas who was on the country's most-wanted list, but the longstanding policy of...

New Study Offers Insight Into Zeta Tyranny

A new study of the Zetas’ operations in northern Mexico offers a detailed examination of the roots of the organization’s power as well as the extent of its...
Criminal violence continues to rock Mexico's northeast

Zetas-Gulf Cartel Conflict Continues to Rock Mexico’s Northeast

The ongoing decline of the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas has left northeastern Mexico without a single dominant criminal force. But the crime groups' longstanding...
Miguel Angel Treviño, alias "Z40," was a top commander of the Zetas

What Three New Books on the Zetas Tell Us About the Legendary Crime Group

No criminal organization illustrates the life-and-death struggle that has embroiled Mexico over the past decade better than the Zetas. Three new books offer a look...
At least 13 died in rioting at Cadereyta prison

Mexico Prison Massacre Linked to Zetas Takeover Allegations

At least 13 people have died in a prison mutiny in north Mexico that some witnesses claim was a backlash against an attempted takeover of the prison by the Zetas,...
Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sánchez, alias "El Coss"

Former Boss of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Pleads Guilty to US Drug Charges

A former leader of the Gulf Cartel has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the United States, a reminder that the once-powerful crime group has all but...
Can US jurisdiction reach too far?

As US Prosecutes Foreign Crimes, How Far Can Its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Reach?

The sentencing of a Zetas cartel assassin in Texas is the latest example of US prosecutors applying extraterritorial jurisdiction to foreign nationals for crimes...
The aftermath of the Allende massacre

Rights Groups Plea for International Criminal Court Assessment of Coahuila, Mexico Case

Human rights organizations in Mexico are calling for the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged crimes against humanity in the state of Coahuila, once...
Tomás Yarrington, former governor of Tamaulipas

Mexico Ex-Governor Captured as PRI Tries to Clean Up Before Elections

A former Mexican governor accused of ties with organized crime has been captured in Italy, a sign that Mexico's ruling PRI party could be trying to clean up its act...
Veracruz Governor Miguel Yunes

Violence in Veracruz as Cartels Adapt to New Political Dynamic

The new governor of the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico is facing cartel wars and spiraling violence after succeeding the fugitive Javier Duarte. And the...
500 security elements were deployed in Puebla, Mexico

Corruption, Oil Theft an Explosive Cocktail for Mexico State

Mexican authorities arrested local officials who they accused of aiding a criminal group's assassination of state investigators in the "Red Triangle," an area of...