Tracking Mexico's Drug Cartels Timeline

Apr 17 2014
Self-Defense Groups in Mexico's Michoacan State

Self-Defense Groups in Mexico's Michoacan State

Apr 17 2014

Mexico's Drug War: Substantial Changes Seen in Michoacan

Mar 18 2014
Mexico's Self-Defense Militias

Mexico's Self-Defense Militias

Mar 16 2014
Mexico's Gains in Michoacan Could Become a Setback

Mexico's Gains in Michoacan Could Become a Setback

Mar 11 2014
 Central America: Cocaine Smugglers Return to the Sea

Central America: Cocaine Smugglers Return to the Sea

Feb 27 2014

Understanding the Risks of Travel To Mexico

Feb 22 2014
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera.

Mexico: El Chapo's Arrest Poses New Risks of Violence

Feb 22 2014

Mexico: Sinaloa Chief 'El Chapo' Arrested

Jan 17 2014
A member of one of Mexico's self-defense groups stands guard

Mexico's Mounting Challenge With Self-Defense Groups in Michoacan

Jan 16 2014

Mexico's Drug War: Balkanization Continues in the Northeast and Northwest

Jan 06 2014

Annual Forecast 2014

Overview

Violence related to Mexican drug cartels -- more accurately termed "criminal cartels," given their expanded role in various criminal enterprises -- has reached record levels in Mexico. Despite increased security operations ordered by former Mexican President Felipe Calderon in December 2006, the cartels continue to operate throughout the country.

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