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Five more police killed in ambush as violence climbs in Guanajuato

This Friday, an ambush on Guanajuato State Public Security Forces resulted in the killing of at least five elements. The attack took place during the first hours of the day in Salamanca, a city where until three years ago, was far from the terror of drug violence. The criminals ambushed the unit where the troops...
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Wave of violence in Guanajuato left 51 police officers killed in the first half of 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the distancing measures, and the closure of public places due to the measures adopted by the National Day of Sana Distancia, the violence in Guanajuato remained active, as the state registered more than fifty police killings. During the first six months of 2020, the state governed by Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo...
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COVID-19 takes another 1,044 Mexican lives today

The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported this Sunday, June 21, that the number of cases accumulated by the new coronavirus in Mexico is 180,545, adding 5,343 new cases today, and also reported that the number of deaths related to this disease is 21,825, with 1,044 Mexican lives lost today. It should be remembered that the...
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Mexican cartel chief threatens government after mother’s detention

Through social networks, José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias “El Marro”, leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, sent a threatening video message addressed to the “government”, and also to his criminal rival Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho” of the Jalisco Cartel. “I’m going to be a stone in your shoe. I’m going to blow...
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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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US renews its travel alert for five states in Mexico

In the midst of a health emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States government updated the travel alert for Mexico in which it asks its citizens and officials not to travel to 5 entities in Mexico and reconsider travel to eleven more. The State Department, through its embassy, ​​warns that organized crime groups...
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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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With beer shortages and ‘dry laws’ imposed, more than 100 people die from adulterated alcohol in Mexico

More than a hundred people have died in recent weeks in Mexico due to the consumption of adulterated alcohol in states such as Jalisco, Morelos, Puebla, and Yucatan. In Jalisco, at least 31 people have died from adulterated alcohol consumption, six of these in the past day. According to a statement from the state Health...
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