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Jun 2 2021

Mexican Cartel Hunts Down Police Officers, Kills Them In Front Of Their Families

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image In Mexico, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) has started its own policy of terror. The extremely violent organization has begun hunting police officers in their homes, abducting, torturing and ultimately killing them. The cartel kidnapped several members of an elite police force in the state of Guanajuato, tortured them to obtain names and addresses of fellow officers and is now hunting down and killing police at their homes, on their days off, in front of their families. The CJNG has declared war on the government, aiming to eradicate an elite state force …

Feb 28 2021

Mexico: Dramatic Increase In Cartel-Related Violence And Atrocities In Several Regions Amid Ongoing Turf Wars

Donate US forces detained a low profile vessel used for drug traffiking (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released) Written by Daniel Edgar exclusively for SouthFront There has been a surge in deadly cartel-related clashes, massacres and other gruesome atrocities in Mexico during the months of January and February as the territorial and sectorial disputes between several of the cartels have intensified. Meanwhile, in the midst of the devastation wrought by the ongoing violence and the social and economic disruption caused by the pandemic, the country prepares for crucial mid-term elections which will take place in June. Many of the deadly clashes and other incidents that …

Feb 15 2021

Political Conditions In Mexico, The Fight Against The Cartels, And Their Security Implications

Donate Click to see the full-size image Written by Daniel Edgar exclusively for SouthFront The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has now been in office for two years. During this period he has launched a major anti-corruption campaign and initiated a number of strategic and tactical changes to the country’s approach to combatting the cartels and other illegal armed groups. While preliminary data suggests the security situation in Mexico may be improving, there are still many existing and potential threats that must be confronted. The regional context – political developments in Latin America It is worth emphasizing at …

Dec 29 2020

Russian Soft Power In Action: Sputnik V Spread In Latin America

Donate Illustrative image Written by Jhr Cronos exclusively for SouthFront In the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, the world was launched into accelerated development of a vaccine against the disease. After months of research, some vaccine candidates stood out, including Sputnik V developed by the Russian company Gamaleya. But in reality, the Russian vaccine was largely criticized by the mass media. In Latin America, most of them only reproduced statements of the Western corporate media,  and were satisfied with that. What did they say? Well, it varied. First, they claimed that there were no real studies and papers. It was a lie, …

Jul 25 2020

Mexican President Says Government Will Engage Cartels “Intellectually” After Jalisco Cartel Video Goes Viral

Donate Click to see full-size image On July 20th, Mexican Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval said the group in a recent video, released by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, are an elite force of the cartel. The video’s authenticity would be analyzed, he said, but he was quick to add that no criminal group in Mexico has the firepower to take on the country’s federal forces. In the weeks and days leading up to this statement, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promoted a new National Guard force to fight the gangs, but it is questionable if they would be …