Cartel Clash Leaves Nine Dead in Southwest Mexico

A clash between rival criminal gangs in southwest Mexico resulted in the deaths of nine cartel operatives on Wednesday night. Police made the grisly discovery after responding to reports of numerous dead males observed on a roadway in the pacific coast state of Guerrero.

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Forensic experts, investigators of the prosecution office and policemen work at the crime scene next to a man's corpse in Acapulco, Guerrero State, Mexico, on May 21, 2019. - The first quarter of the year set a new record for homicides in Mexico where violent …

22 Security Elements Killed in Mexican SW State of Guerrero in 2018

Reports indicate that cartel gunmen in the Mexican state of Guerrero killed 22 security elements consisting of 17 police officers from various agencies and five army personnel during the first five months of 2017. Guerrero is located in southwest Mexico and includes the coastal resort cities of Acapulco, Ixtapa, and Zihuatanejo.


Residente Legal de USA Detenido Traficando Armas Para Cartel

Autoridades federales mexicanas arrestaron a un residente legal permanente de Carolina del Norte luego de encontrar un cargamento de que habían sido armas escondidas dentro del vehículo que conducía. Se reveló que el hombre entregaría las armas a grupos del crimen organizado en el estado mexicano de Guerrero.

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GRAFICO — Sicarios Le Arrancan el Corazón a Persona Viva Cerca de Acapulco

Un grupo de hombres armados del cártel peleando por el control de un estado costero mexicano llevaron a cabo una sangrienta ejecución en la que utilizaron cuchillos afilados para cortar el corazón de una de sus víctimas que todavía estaba viva; la otra víctima fue decapitada. La violencia tuvo lugar no lejos de la ciudad turística de Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.

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Mass Graves Discovered North of Acapulco

Mexican authorities have found 32 bodies and nine heads in approximately 20 mass graves in the Mexican State of Guerrero. The state, which is home to the famous beach resort city Acapulco, has been the scene of a fierce cartel war as rival groups fight for lucrative distribution routes.


Mexican Journalist Gunned Down After Reporting Cartel Violence

A team of suspected cartel gunmen ambushed and murdered a local reporter in the Mexican state of Guerrero Monday morning as he left his home on his way to work. Mexican authorities have released minimal information on the case; however they have been working extensively to minimize the raging cartel violence that has been taking place in the beach resort town of Acapulco, Guerrero.

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Mexican Drug Cartels Fighting Escalates over Supposed ‘Conflict Free’ Gold Money

Many Americans are familiar with the term “blood diamond” or “conflict diamond,” which defines a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army’s war efforts, or a warlord’s activity—most commonly in Africa. Less commonly known; however, is “conflict gold.” Violent Mexican drug cartels are now fighting over revenues being paid to poor communities by corporations mining gold in areas of Mexico they have turned into war zones.


Multinational Corporations in Mexico Shutting Down Due to Drug War Violence

There aren’t many smiles to go with a Coke in state of Guerrero, Mexico, these days. FEMSA, the largest franchise Coca-Cola bottling company the world, shut down its distribution centers in Iguala—site of the kidnapping and likely massacre of 43 students nine months ago—and Arcelia while maintaining facilities in other parts of the state.

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Rival Militia Leaders Released from Prison in Mexico, Violence Expected

In one of the most turbulent areas affected by Mexico’s drug war, more violence is expected after two rival militia leaders were exonerated by a judge for acting in self-defense.

The March 10 ruling resulted in the release from prison of Hipólito Mora, founder of one of the first so-called autodefensa groups in the town of La Ruana, Michoacan, along with 26 of his men, according to a Vice News report. Luis Antonio “El Americano” Torres, leader of the rival Buenavista group, was expected to be released very soon.

Members of the community police walk near a deceased member of the Knights Templar cartel (Caballeros Templarios) after a clash in Michoacan state