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Another 75 bags of human remains found in Jalisco

The Prosecutor of the Mexican state of Jalisco found three new clandestine graves with 75 bags with human remains on Sunday and began to work to identify the bodies. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, after assuming the Presidency at the end of last year, recognized the damage caused, especially in the last decade of violence, and...
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Violence in Mexico: average of 100 people killed every day in May

Mexico has reached a new milestone in the homicidal epidemic that has lived for more than a decade in the country. The nation of 127 million inhabitants registered 2,982 homicides during the month of May. The 2020 figure registers a slight increase compared to the previous year, when 2,903 murders were counted. In absolute numbers,...
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As Mexico focuses on coronavirus, drug gang violence rises

The coronavirus is threatening to hamstring Mexico’s fight against some of its most vicious drug gangs, as police and officials fall sick, security forces are diverted to guard medical centers and military barracks are converted to COVID-19 clinics. The powerful Jalisco cartel and its rivals are exploiting a security void to step up the fight...
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Three mayors in Mexico are linked to the Jalisco Cartel

Eduardo Cervantes Aguilar, a Mexican mayor already in the eye of the hurricane for allegedly threatening the relatives of a bricklayer who died in police custody, sparking violent protests in Guadalajara, is one of the officials who have been linked to a money laundering scheme by the Jalisco Nueva Generation Cartel (CJNG). At the request...
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Days before leaving office, previous government of Mexico released millions to drug cartels

A month before López Obrador won the presidential election in Mexico, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) released nearly 722 bank accounts linked to drug trafficking. On June 4, 2018, an order that came from the top of the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit ( SHCP ), asked to unlock...
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In Mexico, a cartel is taking over: Jalisco New Generation

Mexico’s fastest-rising cartel, the Jalisco New Generation gang, has a reputation for ruthlessness and violence unlike any since the fall of the old Zetas cartel. In parts of the country it is fighting medieval-style battles, complete with fortified redoubts, to expand nationwide, from the outskirts of Mexico City, into the tourist resorts around Cancun, and...
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Senators argue that poor farmers can grow marijuana in Mexico

The Mexican Senate will discuss in the coming days a law to regulate the use of marijuana in the country that suggests poor farmers can grow, transform, market, import and export the plant or its derivatives, as part of a government strategy to combat organized crime. The initiative, included in a draft that could still...
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Mexico extradites son of powerful cartel leader to United States

Mexico extradited the son of one of its most wanted drug lords to the United States on Thursday, a source in the attorney general’s office said. It is the latest sign of Mexico’s commitment to step up extraditions after U.S. President Donald Trump backed off from his threat to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist groups....
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In the heart of Mexico’s violence, disillusion grows

Alejandra Uvilla fled her home city of Apatzingan because of overwhelming violence, moving 65 miles (105 km) north to bustling, mountain-nestled Uruapan in the avocado belt of Michoacan state. Three years later, the bloodshed is even worse here. Cartels are battling for territory and reports of grisly killings are common, such as the gun massacre...
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Grieving families bury kids slain in Mexico arcade attack

Relatives gathered in a driving rain Wednesday to mourn and bury three children, a 17-year-old and five adults shot to death in an attack on a video-game arcade in western Mexico. Authorities haven’t yet said whether the brutal killings were related to the drug violence that has swept Michoacan state. But Rev. Sergio Arroyo, who...
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