At least 12 gunmen from a drug cartel have been killed by Mexican soldiers in the border town of Nuevo Laredo. The soldiers were patrolling in the border city when they came under fire. The Defense Department, while confirming the incident, said that no troops were hurt.
Since the extradition of dug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, the Sinaloa Carrel has been led by Ismael Zambada García, also known as El Mayo, as well as El Chapo’s sons, Ovidio Guzman Lopez, Ivan Arhcivlado, and Jesus Alfredo Guzman. His sons are evidently more violent than their father.
At least ten men have been killed in the state of Sonora following clashes between factions of the Sinaloa Cartel. One side is led by Joaquin ‘El Chapo Guzman’s sons, and the other by fugitive drug lord Caro Quintero. He has been running from the law since his unexpected release from prison in 2013 on a technicality.
Mexico City’s head of Citizen Security Secretariat has accused the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) of trying to assassinate him in an attack that led to the death of his two bodyguards on Friday. The assault also led to the slaying of a 27-year-old woman who was driving to work.
Violence has erupted in the state of Guanajuato following the incarceration of 24 gang members, and the mother and sister of drug kingpin José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, also known as El Marro. Members allied to the group have blocked highways and set fire to vehicles to protest the latest arrests.
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has admitted that he ordered the release of Ovidio Guzman, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s son, in October last year. This was following a bungled operation to capture him in Culiacan, the capital city of the state of Sinaloa.
Mexican drug trafficking organizations are hiring chemists to develop drugs that mimic popular narcotics. The syndicates are reportedly facing an acute shortage of precursor chemicals used in the processing of popular opiates, such as meth and fentanyl. The coronavirus outbreak, which has devastated industries across the world, has made it hard to obtain the chemicals, which are mostly sourced from China.
Mexican drug cartels are finding it hard to smuggle drugs into the United States due to lockdown measures that have led to the reduced movement of people. They have made surveillance of people and vehicles much easier for the police. Subsequently, the prices of popular drugs, such as meth, fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, have jumped in the past three months.
Mexican drug lord Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as El Mencho, has reportedly sent out a hit squad to assassinate drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons. The leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) is said to have handed the task to a group of trained assassins, dubbed Los 28.
Fugitive drug lord Caro Quintero has asked a Mexican court to void an extradition request made by the United States government. According to his lawyers, the drug lord is too poor to be a flight risk. Speaking on his behalf, his lawyers argue that he has no way of making an income.
A drug dealer who once worked for drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is seeking early release from prison due to coronavirus fears. Margarito Flores was once one of the top distributors in the United States for “El Chapo,” and his partner Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Mexican newspaper Reforma has received a bomb threat from a man claiming to be from the Sinaloa Cartel, Mexico’s biggest drug trafficking network. The anonymous caller reportedly warned the newspaper against publishing negative news related to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
A Mexican reporter, Jorge Armenta, was murdered on Saturday in the north of the country, the third journalist to be killed in Mexico this year. In addition, a municipal policeman was killed and a second was wounded, judicial sources said. The director of Medios Obson, an online media outlet, was the victim of an armed attack in Ciudad Obregon.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has directed the national Armed Forces to patrol the streets for the next five years, to help mitigate the rising crime rate in the country. The controversial decree comes after Mexico recorded over 2,500 homicides during the month of March. It was the deadliest month since he took office in 2018.
Mexico’s murder rate spiked during the month of March, even as the country went into lockdown to overcome the spread of coronavirus. This is according to the latest figures provided by the government. The report indicates that the homicide rate jumped by 8.46 percent as compared to the month of February.
Across the world, doctors and nurses are celebrated as heroes at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis. In Mexico, however, there is a growing number of Covid-19-related attacks against them. Medical practitioners are wrongly accused of spreading the virus. Over 20 doctors and nurses have been attacked across 12 states in the country since the epidemic started.
The Mexican government is currently grappling with the Covid-19 epidemic, which is threatening to undo years of economic progress. Current projections indicate that the economy could contract by up to 8 percent due to the government’s anti-stimulus approach.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel are locked in a feud over territory in Chihuahua and Sonora. The most recent clash led to the death of 19 cartel members. Reports indicate that members of the Gente Nueva cartel, which is backed by the Sinaloa Cartel, were ambushed earlier this month by elements of the La Linea crime gang that is supported by the CJNG.
At its daily press conference at the National Palace, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that, to date, 5,399 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported in Mexico. In addition, it has increased the number of deaths associated with the disease to 406. The number of suspected cases had also increased to 10,792, and negative cases to 23,900.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has won a major economic victory for his country in the face of fierce pressure from other OPEC countries. US President Donald Trump recently brokered a deal to have members of the group cut oil production. AMLO, however, refused to cut oil supply by more than 100,000 barrels per day, a move that threatened to reverse progressive talks within the union
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has urged the citizenry to stay indoors amid rising cases of Covid-19 infections. On Friday, the country reported a 20 percent increase in infections, from 585 to 717. His announcement marks a drastic shift in tone from his previous remarks about the virus.
The coronavirus epidemic is affecting the global economy in the most serious of ways, and the Mexican government is scrambling to contain its spread. Even though the country has yet to implement a full lockdown, the coronavirus epidemic is taking its toll on the economy. Mexican drug trafficking syndicates have not been spared either. Just like legitimate businesses, they are beginning to feel the pinch.
The Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has demonstrated astounding benightedness, especially when it comes to enacting policies aimed at tackling the coronavirus epidemic that is fast ravaging the country. Governor Luis Miguel Barbosa, who heads the state of Puebla, is the latest leader to publicly pronounce what can only be tagged as reckless disinformation.
Mexico is the United States’ next-door neighbor. Of course, one would expect that the rising number of casualties on the other side of the border would spur the Mexican government into enacting a slew of stringent statutory safeguards to limit the spread of coronavirus. But this is not what’s happening.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has declared all-out war against the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, headed by drug lord Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as ‘El Mencho.” The agency has, in the past month, made a concerted effort to tear down its structure in the United States.
Over 600 members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) have been arrested. The operation, dubbed Project Python, took over six months of intelligence gathering and covered over 10 U.S. states. Law enforcement agencies were able to obtain 100 search warrants for 250 targets allowing them to begin the raids. Over 600 kilograms of drugs were seized during the operation.
The Sinaloa and CJNG cartels are reportedly supplying drugs to New Zealand gangs. This is according to a new report by the New Zealand Drug Intelligence Bureau. The agency has warned that Mexican drug organizations may attempt to corrupt the authorities to further their interests in the region.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador denied on Wednesday that drug lord Jose “El Marro” Yepez was the target of an operation in Celaya. The alleged operation against the kingpin led to skirmishes between members of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel and the authorities in the city of Celaya.
The fentanyl drug scourge has taken the United States by storm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that in 2018, close to 70,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States, an average of more than 180 per day. Over 50 percent of the deaths were attributed to fentanyl use.
A former drug smuggler who testified against drug lord Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán during his widely publicized trial has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a court in Brooklyn, New York. Tirso Martínez-Sánchez, 52, was arrested in Mexico in 2014 and extradited to the United States in 2015.
The murder of a seven-year-old girl in Mexico has fueled anger over the brutal killings of women in the country. Fatima Cecilia Aldrighett, a grade school student, was taken by a stranger from her school in the outskirts of Mexico City on February 11. Fatima’s body was found over the weekend wrapped in a bag, abandoned in a rural area and was identified by genetic testing.
Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán is now a silent observer of the security crisis that he helped create in Mexico and his only connection to the outside world is a television at a maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado. The former Sinaloa cartel boss now spends his time watching television and reviewing documents related to his complicated appeal process.
The Brooklyn Federal Court in New York has announced that it’s seeking the extradition of Ismael Quintero Arellanes. Arellanes is a nephew to fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who is currently linked to the Sinaloa cartel. Quintero Arellanes was captured by the Mexican Army in Culiacán, Sinaloa on January 29.
Mexican drug gangs are expanding their operations in the U.S. by leaps and bounds. This is according to the latest Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report. Despite the best efforts by the government, the criminal enterprises are growing by establishing alliances with international gangs, drug distribution groups inside prisons, as well as Asian organizations dedicated to money laundering.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Latin America in the coming days in order to deepen relations with his nation’s allies. Lavrov will visit Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela shortly after his counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s tour of four former republics of the Soviet Union, which became the main arena of competition for influence.
José Sánchez Villalobos, alias “The Lord of the Tunnels,” has been extradited to the United States. This is according to a statement released by Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office. He was one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman’s main tunnel builders and financial operators. Villalobos’ transfer took place on January 10 at Toluca International Airport, where U.S. agents were waiting to take him into custody.
An 11-year-old boy gunned down his teacher and wounded five fellow students and one other teacher before committing suicide on Friday at a school in Coahuila state, northern Mexico. Miguel Angel Riquelme, the Coahuila state Governor, told the media that the boy had excused himself to go to the bathroom early in the day but took long to return to class.
Bolivia’s interim government announced on Monday that it had expelled the Mexican ambassador to the country and two other Spanish diplomats for trying to “facilitate” the departure of former top officials of the government of former President Evo Morales, who is currently a refugee in Argentina. The foreign diplomats in question have been given 72 hours to leave the country.
Fallen Sinaloa Cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman most likely had an agreement with Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, his partner in the organization, on the position of his sons in the event that he was incarcerated. This is according to Duncan Wood, the Director of the Wilson Centre’s Mexico Institute.
Authorities in Mexico have extradited Ismael Zambada-Imperial, who is also widely known as “El Mayito Gordo,” to the United States. The latest development comes in the wake of attempts by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration to save face and further cooperation with the United States government. This is following a spate of violent attacks that have highlighted the government’s failing efforts to contain the growing influence of drug trafficking cartels.
The recent arrest and incarceration of Genaro García Luna, a former public security secretary in Felipe Calderón’s government, shocked many of his supporters and the citizenry alike. Now, numerous questions have been raised concerning his ties with several U.S. intelligence officials. Some of them have served as board members in his security company, GLAC Consulting, and they include Raul Roldan, a former FBI chief representative at the U.S. embassy in Mexico.
A clash between police and drug traffickers left 14 dead Saturday in the Mexican state of Coahuila, near the US border. The incident comes just days after US President Donald Trump announced that he intended to declare Mexico’s drug cartels “terrorist organizations.”
Rafael Caro Quintero remains a top priority for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The U.S. government is currently offering $20 million for information leading to his arrest. The effort to capture him is spurred on by his involvement in the murder of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985. Kiki was an undercover DEA agent working to bust the Guadalajara Cartel, which was the leading drug trafficking syndicate at the time, and Quintero had strong ties to the organization.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he would be designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist networks. The categorization is set to portend a widening rift between the Mexican and U.S. governments, especially when it comes to dealing with drug syndicates.
Five coca growers supporting former Bolivian President Evo Morales, exiled in Mexico after resigning, died in clashes with police and the army on Friday. The killings took place in the suburb of Cochabamba (central Bolivia), the former president’s political stronghold. The clashes took place throughout the day between thousands of protesters and the police.
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Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez declared herself interim president of Bolivia on Tuesday, after the resignation and departure of Evo Morales from the country. The Second Vice President of the Senate made the declaration in a quick parliamentary session that lacked a quorum in the absence of the legislators who support the ex-president.
On Thursday, gun battles between members of the Sinaloa Cartel and Mexican security forces rocked the streets of Culiacan, forcing residents to take cover. The violence stemmed from the capture of Ovidio Guzman López, a son of convicted drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.