Jalisco New Generation Cartel

mexico

An indigenous Mexican people are battling cartels and peyote tourism

Duncan Tucker
6.16.17
VICE News

Mexican drug lord's wife arrested for trying to resurrect his cartel

Clara Elena Laborín Archuleta, the wife of imprisoned drug lord Hector Beltrán Leyva, was reportedly planning to retake turf in Acapulco that was once held by her husband's cartel.
Jo Tuckman
9.13.16
crime & drugs

Cartel gunmen shot down a Mexican police helicopter

The gunmen are reportedly allied to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, one of at least 10 criminal groups fighting for control of the Hot Land region in western Mexico.
Falko Ernst
9.7.16
crime & drugs

America's new deadliest drug is fentanyl

The powerful synthetic opioid and its chemical cousins — including an elephant tranquilizer — have been linked to several mass overdoses this year.
Keegan Hamilton
8.30.16
crime & drugs

El Chapo's kidnapped sons have been released, reports say

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.
Nathaniel Janowitz
8.22.16
americas

Mexican police executed 22 people, report says

The national human rights commissions says the abuses took place during a May 2015 raid on a ranch occupied by cartel members that killed a total of 43 people, only one of whom was a police officer.
Jo Tuckman
8.18.16
mexico

El Chapo's legacy hangs in the balance after his son's abduction

The abduction of one of the kingpin's sons has triggered fears of a violent backlash, with reports suggesting another, more important, son might have been kidnapped as well.
Nathaniel Janowitz
8.17.16
crime & drugs

Cartel gunmen abducted 12 people from a high-end restaurant in Mexico

Officials said the gunmen appeared to be targeting members of a rival group when they rounded up between 10 and 12 men from a gourmet restaurant in the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta early on Monday.
Duncan Tucker
8.15.16
mexico

After years of decline, Mexico's murder rate is heading back to peak drug war levels

Renewed cartel violence in the first half of this year pushed up Mexico's murder rate by about 15 percent.
Nathaniel Janowitz
7.22.16
crime & drugs

What It's Like to Lead a Team of Zetas Cartel Hitmen in One of Mexico's Bloodiest States

The hitman talked about the Zetas’ relationship with local politicians in the state of Veracruz, the cartel’s wars with rivals, and the toll his “work” has taken on his personal life.
Oscar Balderas & Nathaniel Janowitz
6.2.16
VICE News

A Mexican Drug Cartel Posed as a Private Security Firm to Lure Recruits

The authorities in the western state of Jalisco say that the fake company distributed flyers seeking recruits with “a desire to better themselves,” and then set them to work selling drugs.
Duncan Tucker
3.11.16
crime & drugs

Cartel Gunmen Are Targeting Police and Politicians in Mexico's Jalisco State

The wave of attacks have been widely blamed on the Jalisco New Generation Cartel that in recent years has grown into one of Mexico’s most important criminal groups.
Duncan Tucker
3.4.16
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