Highly publicized drug-cartel killings in acapulco's tourist zone, a hand grenade in a popular guadalajara nightclub only a block from the upscale hotel fiesta americana, and muggings and shootings near mazatl n's cruise port are signs that tourist destinations are no longer insulated from the. As drug kingpins fall in mexico, cartels fracture and violence surges by william neuman aug 12, 2015 2015, on page a4 of the new york edition with the headline: cartels fracture in mexico as drug kingpins fall, and violence surges order reprints | today's paper | subscribe. More than 77,000 people are estimated to have died in the past seven years in drug-related violence in mexico who is behind the killings. Drug cartels are deliberately killing children in a bid to intimidate their rivals in the ever-escalating gang warfare in mexico show of support against the gangs: women take to the streets of puebla to protest about rising violence in mexico.
Fragmentation followed: mexico had six cartels in 2006 one key contributor to high levels of violence in mexico and latin america is the widespread lack of faith in the  stephen d morris, drug trafficking, corruption, and violence in mexico: mapping the linkages. On july 15, the juarez drug cartel detonated a car bomb on the streets of ciudad juarez, mexico, less than a mile from the us border the use of car bombs represents a new tactic in the escalating street violence between drug cartels and mexican authorities, much of it in the cities that hug. Behind the well-known narrative of cartels and crime lies a less covered story of mexico's drug war: innocence assassinated: living in mexico's drug war mexico drug related violence throughout the mexican state of guerrero is currently at an all time high. It has been a bloody eight months for the resort towns of both of mexico's coast, heightening concerns that the country's ongoing drug war could leave more tourists dead and threaten mexico's multibillion dollar tourism industry. When organized crime and drug violence came to monterrey, the city turned to the military for help it was a choice many would come to regret.
Mexico is immersed in a war in which rival cartels, fight against each other for power and control of the drug trade over the last four years the violence has escalated in the three northern states of chilhuahua, tamaulipas and sinalo the united states needs to step in and help fix the problems. The arrival of one of mexico's most powerful cartels and disputes over the local drug trade have pushed up violence in ciudad juarez. Drug-related violence in mexico has spiked in recent years as drug trafficking organizations (dtos) have competed for control of smuggling routes into the united states. Tracking mexico's cartels in 2018 by scott stewart vp of tactical analysis, stratfor scott stewart while most of the violence in mexico involves cartels fighting other cartels and the government, it is certainly not focused exclusively on those targets.
Violence in the state of sinaloa in the past week suggests that the long-dominant sinaloa cartel is the target of rivals who see an opportunity to take control of its.
At the end of march, hillary clinton will be heading to mexico to address the escalation of drug related violence and the expansion of the drug cartels, which are an increasing threat also to the united states in preparation for her trip, clinton should call to mind the visit that in 1999 she paid. Mexico's cartel-fighting vigilantes get closer to federal prosecutors have accused some vigilantes across mexico of being backed by drug cartels to fight the administration is currently waging an offensive by soldiers and federal police in tamaulipas to quell cartel violence plaguing. In january 2008 the cartel allegedly split into a number of warring factions, which is a major cause of the epidemic of drug violence mexico has seen in the last year murders by the cartel often involve beheadings or bodies dissolved in vats of alkali and are sometimes filmed and. Nathan jones, a professor at sam houston state university and an expert in cartel violence, says violence in mexico began ticking up in 2016, after decreasing each year since 2011.