Tracking Mexico's Drug Cartels Timeline
Jan 20 2017
Mexico extradited Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, the notorious head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, to the United States on Jan. 19, Reuters reported.
Jan 16 2017
Officials in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo are reportedly questioning three people in connection to an early morning shooting at a Playa del Carmen nightclub that left four people dead of gunshot wounds and one person apparently trampled to death, CNN reported Jan. 16.
Dec 11 2016
Ten years later, the country's prospects for security and peace seem no better than they were before.
May 20 2016
The Mexican government approved the extradition of notorious Sinaloa crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera to the United States on May 20, Bloomberg reported.
Jan 25 2016
Since the demise of the Guadalajara cartel in the late 1980s, Mexican cartels have been dividing into more geographically compact, regional crime networks.
Jan 21 2016
Reduced energy revenue will pose a different sort of problem for the government in Mexico City.
Oct 21 2015
As Mexico reforms its energy sector, the illegal tapping of pipelines presents serious challenges.
Sep 17 2015
The country's illegal drug trade, once dominated by three players, continues to splinter into smaller groups.
Jul 23 2015
Mexico wants the upper hand in security cooperation with its powerful northern neighbor.
Jul 22 2015
Fighting Mexican cartel corruption effectively requires a nontraditional approach.
Jul 17 2015
Jul 14 2015
While his escape shows he is a powerful figure, El Chapo cannot escape the evolving criminal dynamic reality he was already subject to before his 2014 arrest.