The murder rate in the Mexican border city of Tijuana spiked with a record-breaking number of murders. The number of murders climbed as drug cartels battle over control of key drug trafficking routes and the control of the lucrative street-level drug distribution business in the region. The ...
Nov 27, 2017 · During the first ten months of 2017 there were 20,878 murders in Mexico.
How much El Chapo will reveal and what will become of his cartel are the two outstanding questions now that his fate is all but sealed.
The war for Tijuana is not a new war, nor has it ended. In part 1 of this article we explored the history behind the war for Tijuana, we saw how the Arellano Felix brothers became Mexico´s most powerful cartel in the 90´s, some people didn´t like the article because they thought people like "El ...
Members of the Mexican federal police and the Mexican army stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Tijuana on April 25. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Acting much like a street gang, they often tag scenes of violence with their initials (CPS). Tijuana Cartel. The Tijuana Cartel, formed in 1989, is one of the biggest and most violent criminal groups in Mexico.
On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and ...
View of weapons seized by Mexican Security Forces before being destroyed at the Morelos II Military Region headquarters in Tijuana, northwestern Mexico on March 5, 2018.
Belly of the beast: Ciudad Juraez is at the center of Mexico's violence, with more than 5,000 drug related murders over the past two years. President Felipe Calderon has sent thousands of soldiers to the city to try to stem the violence, though after a short decrease in murders the violence blossomed once again.
The one-kilogram bricks were bundled in burlap sacks or wrapped in brown bags, and they often bore the label "Gordos," Spanish for "heavy" or "fat."This was one of several labels used by the Cali cartel of Colombia—a group renowned for its high-quality merchandise, which is more than 80 percent pure.
A criminal investigator takes a picture of a body with a mask in the street, one of numerous murders over a 24 hour period, on March 26, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico.
The Sinaloa Cartel (Spanish: Cártel de Sinaloa) is an international drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime syndicate. Established during the mid-1980s, the Sinaloa Cartel is based primarily in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, with operations in the Mexican states of Baja California, Durango, Sonora, and Chihuahua.
According to the DEA's most recent annual report, from 2015 to date, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel made Tijuana the main point of entry for their drugs into the United States. Although the Sinaloa Cartel dominates most of the border, the agency stresses the rapid expansion of this cartel and the ...
Latin America has the unfortunate distinction of being home to the most violent cities in the world.
Mexico: Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking Organizations June S. Beittel Analyst in Latin American Affairs April 25, 2017 Congressional Research Service
Tijuana (/ t iː ˈ hw ɑː n ə / tee-WHAH-nə; Spanish: ) is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula, located at the center of the Tijuana and the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan areas.