Mexico's most formidable cartel just killed at least 14 cops and wounded 9 more, using armored vehicles and high-powered rifles.
The unconfirmed reports go some way to easing fears of the imminent outbreak of a major war — either within factions of the Sinaloa cartel, or between this group and the rapidly expanding Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
The DEA's list of wanted drug lords is out of date after the capture of the infamous Mexican trafficker — so we made our own.
Antonio Oseguera Cervantes is identified as the brother of elusive drug lord "El Mencho," leader of the Jalisco New Generation cartel.
Mexican authorities say Ivan Cazarín Molina, who allegedly held the Number Two position within the New Generation Jalisco Cartel, was "probably" responsible for the shooting down of an army helicopter in May.
Critics say the recent revolving door for 25-year-old Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez is a stark example of the Mexican justice system's corruption and ineptitude.
Mexico's chief criminal investigator said hundreds of smaller splinter cells continue to affect millions of Mexicans across the country. The statements were the most frank assessment made in years about Mexico's cartels.
Local news outlets said "El Mencho" was the target of a military operation on Friday that sparked a wave of violence leaving at least seven dead, including three Mexican soldiers.
Not even Mexico's famous tequila industry is immune to extortion and intimidation linked to the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion. On March 19, the group carried out another ambush on state forces, leaving 11 dead.
Its name is not as known as the Zetas or the Knights Templar, but the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion has built a firm grip on much of western Mexico — and is now directly targeting government officials.