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Areas of Mexico facing extreme or exceptional drought conditions have increased due to lack of rain. To combat the prolonged drought, Mexico's air force has been assigned a new mission: seeding clouds. The Mexican air force has been assigned a new mission: seeding clouds in an effort to combat the prolonged drought. However, areas facing extreme or exceptional drought conditions — located in Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango, Nayarit, Colima and Michoacán — increased due to a shortage of rain. "We always need adequate weather conditions.
Persons: Guadalupe Rojas, Francisco Ramírez Organizations: Ministry of Agriculture, Air Locations: Mexico, Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango, Nayarit, Colima, Michoacán, San Quintín, Baja California, Nuevo León, Coahuila, León, Milenio
Mexico's president recently a "mega raffle" with 22 prizes valued at $12.5 million, the proceeds of which will be used for COVID-19 vaccines. Among the goods being given away are mansions that belonged to two of Mexico's most well known cartel bosses: Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán and Amado Carrillo Fuentes. The property, seized more than 20 years ago, is over 32,000 square feet and has an indoor pool, nine bedrooms, several Jacuzzis and saunas, a wine cellar, and a party salon. ReutersGuzmán was one of the most notorious and elusive of Mexico's drug kingpins until his final arrest in Mexico in 2016. Many of Carrillo Fuentes' properties have met the same fate that Guzmán's now face.
Persons: Guzmán, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Reforma Carrillo Fuentes, Fuentes, El Chapo's, Miguel de, Diego Maradona, Reuters Guzmán, Chapo, Consuelo Loera, Daniel Becerril, Carrillo Fuentes —, El, , Carrillo Fuentes, Guzmán's, Casa Versace Organizations: Sinaloa Cartel, COVID, Institute, Goods, AP, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Miguel de la Madrid, Reuters, Boeing, Forbes, REUTERS Locations: Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO, Sinaloa, Mexican, Mexico City, Jardines, Culiacán, Mexico's, El, Mexico, Argentina, Guzmán, Culiacan, Mazatlán, Miramar, Badiraguato, Hermosillo, Sonora, Jalisco, Carrillo's
“It’s a problem Facebook has known about for many years.”Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said that the company prohibits "content that offers to provide or facilitate human smuggling. He added that Facebook permits content related to seeking asylum and that it had consulted with the United Nations on its content policies around human smuggling. The policies draw on the U.N. definition of human smuggling as “the procurement or facilitation of illegal entry into a state across international borders” that doesn’t necessarily involve coercion or force. Since 2015, researchers and journalists have regularly identified pages dedicated to human smuggling on Facebook. Deported and pennilessAt his computer, Pastor Banda pointed to another Facebook group in which migrants appear to be negotiating with coyotes.
Persons: Gustavo Banda, they’ve, , , gesturing, ” Katie Paul, Andy Stone, El Coyote Lopez ”, Nilda Garcia, Garcia, cobro de piso, ” Garcia, , Facebook —, TikTok, Facebook’s Stone, Gabriella Sanchez, Biden, Kamala Harris, Jen Psaki, Paul, Stone, ” Sanchez, Pastor Banda, He’s, ” Banda Organizations: Facebook, Tech, Capitol, NBC News, United Nations, NBC, U.S ., FBI’s National Gang Intelligence, Criminal Networks, Twitter, YouTube, Islamic, ISIS, , The, of State, White, Trump, Border Protection, Customs Locations: United States, Tijuana , Mexico, America, Mexican, , McAllen , Texas, Houston, Nicaragua, Agua, Sonora, Sinaloa, Sonora and Arizona, Mexico, Spanish, Los Angeles, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Brazil, U.S, Central America, Salvador, Texas, Honduran, Belize, Banda, California, Baja California, U.S.A
'El Chapo's' wife pleads guilty to helping run drug cartel
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro, wearing a green jail uniform, appeared in federal court in Washington and pleaded guilty to three federal offenses as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. She also pleaded guilty to a money-laundering conspiracy charge and to engaging in transactions with a foreign narcotics trafficker. During Guzman’s trial in 2019, prosecutors said she helped orchestrate Guzman’s two prison breaks in Mexico. Coronel Aispuro listened quietly as prosecutors described how they could prove her illegal activity if she chose to go to trial.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Joaquin “ El Chapo ” Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, Coronel Aispuro “, Guzman, , Anthony Nardozzi, abetted, Nardozzi, Guzman’s, , Coronel Aispuro Organizations: Dulles International, Prosecutors Locations: U.S, Washington, Virginia, Sinaloa, United States, Mexico
The wife of Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar drug empire and plot his tunnel escape from a top security Mexican prison. She was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Washington upon arrival on a flight from Mexico earlier this year. That month, prosecutors secretly filed a criminal information, a document that usually indicates a plea agreement has been reached. It isn’t known whether Ms. Coronel is cooperating with federal authorities to provide information on her husband’s criminal organization. Given her intimate knowledge of the organization, her testimony would be a coup for investigators trying to disrupt the Sinaloa cartel’s international network.
Persons: Mexico’s, Joaquín “, Guzmán, Emma Coronel, Coronel’s, Coronel, Mike Vigil, ” Mr, Vigil, Organizations: Dulles International, Sinaloa cartel’s, Drug, Administration Locations: U.S, Mexico’s Durango, Washington, Sinaloa, Mexico
The wife of Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar drug empire and plot his tunnel escape from a top security Mexican prison. She was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Washington upon arrival on a flight from Mexico earlier this year. That month, prosecutors secretly filed a criminal information, a document that usually indicates a plea agreement has been reached. It isn’t known whether Ms. Coronel is cooperating with federal authorities to provide information on her husband’s criminal organization. Given her intimate knowledge of the organization, her testimony would be a coup for investigators trying to disrupt the Sinaloa cartel’s international network.
Persons: Mexico’s, Joaquín “, Guzmán, Emma Coronel, Coronel’s, Coronel, Mike Vigil, ” Mr, Vigil, Organizations: Dulles International, Sinaloa cartel’s, Drug, Administration Locations: U.S, Mexico’s Durango, Washington, Sinaloa, Mexico
Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' readies guilty plea in Washington
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Luis CortesThe wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, is due to plead guilty on Thursday in Washington, where she has been accused of helping her husband run the Sinaloa cartel of smugglers, court records show. It was not immediately clear what charges Coronel would plead guilty to in a virtual hearing at 10 a.m. Prosecutors also say she played a key role in Guzman's 2015 escape from a Mexican prison. Guzman, 64, was convicted in February 2019 in a high-profile Brooklyn trial of masterminding a multibillion-dollar drug enterprise for the Sinaloa cartel. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, and locked up in the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.
Persons: Robin Hood, Jesus Malverde, Joaquin, El, Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, Los Reyes La, Luis Cortes, Coronel, District Judge Rudolph Contreras, Prosecutors Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, District, Brooklyn Locations: U.S, Mexico City's outskirt, Los, Los Reyes La Paz, Mexico, Washington, Sinaloa, California, Florence , Colorado
The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, on Thursday pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court to helping her husband run the Sinaloa cartel, charges that could lead to more than a decade in prison. As part of her plea agreement, she also admitted to conspiring to helping her husband escape in 2015 from Altiplano, a Mexican maximum security prison. Without showing any obvious emotion and her face covered by a mask, Coronel said she understood the charges and the repercussions of her guilty plea. Coronel could face up to life in prison for the drug distribution charge alone. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, and locked up in the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.
Persons: Joaquin, El, Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, Coronel, District Judge Rudolph Contreras, Joaquin Guzman, Brendan McDermid, More Guzman, Lazaro Organizations: U.S, District, Washington , D.C, Brooklyn Federal, REUTERS, Brooklyn Locations: U.S, Sinaloa, Washington ,, Altiplano, Mexican, California, Brooklyn, New York, Florence , Colorado
The wife of "El Chapo," one of the world's most powerful drug lords, has agreed to plead guilty to helping him run his Mexican cartel, according to court documents filed Wednesday. She will appear by video to enter her plea Thursday morning, according to an entry on the federal court docket. Federal prosecutors said his wife relayed messages from El Chapo to other leaders of his Sinaloa cartel while he was on the run to avoid capture by Mexican police. A former beauty queen, Aispuro was introduced to El Chapo when she was 17 and married him on her 18th birthday when he was 49. The court documents filed Wednesday gave no indication of any agreement to cooperate with prosecutors.
Persons: El, Emma Coronel Aispuro, Chapo, Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo, Aispuro, Jeffrey Lichtman, it's Organizations: Dulles Airport, Telemundo, New York Post Locations: Virginia, United States, Colorado, Sinaloa, Brooklyn
Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, arrives at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, February 4, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The wife of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of helping her husband run his Mexican cartel, court documents revealed Wednesday. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, is set to enter her guilty plea Thursday morning in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.Coronel, a former beauty queen, is accused of conspiracy to distribute narcotics through the Sinaloa cartel, which her now-incarcerated husband ran for years. She also is charged with helping Guzman escape from a Mexican prison in 2014. Coronel, who has twin daughters with Guzman, was arrested in February at Dulles Airport in Virginia, near Washington.
Persons: Emma Coronel Aispuro, Joaquin, El Chapo, Guzman, El, Coronel Organizations: U.S, Eastern, of, Dulles Airport Locations: of New York, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S, Washington ,, Sinaloa, Virginia, Washington
The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, is expected to plead guilty on Thursday in federal court in Washington, where she has been accused of helping her husband run the Sinaloa cartel of smugglers, court records show. Coronel, who prosecutors say played a key role in Guzman's 2015 escape from a Mexican prison, is slated to appear for a virtual hearing at 10 a.m. Reuters could not immediately determine what charges she will plead guilty to, and there was no additional information on the court docket. Guzman, 64, was convicted in February 2019 in a high-profile Brooklyn trial of masterminding a multibillion-dollar drug enterprise for the Sinaloa cartel. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, and locked up in the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.
Persons: Joaquin, El, Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, Coronel, District Judge Rudolph Contreras, Joaquin Guzman, Brendan McDermid Read Organizations: U.S, District, Reuters, FBI, Prosecutors, Brooklyn Federal, REUTERS, Brooklyn, Thomson Locations: Washington, Sinaloa, California, Guzman's, Mexico, Mexican, Brooklyn, New York, U.S, Florence , Colorado
El Chapo’s Wife Set to Plead Guilty to Helping Run Drug Empire
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Alan Feuer | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the notorious Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, is set to plead guilty this week to charges of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar empire and then, after one of his arrests, escape in dramatic fashion from a high-security Mexican prison, according to a person familiar with the case. Ms. Coronel, 31, is expected to appear on Thursday morning in Federal District Court in Washington to enter her plea. Mr. Guzmán, a onetime co-leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in 2019 at a federal trial in Brooklyn and is now serving life sentence in the so-called Supermax in Colorado, the most secure federal prison in the United States. Ms. Coronel, his third — or possibly fourth — wife, had remained free even after a jury found him guilty, traveling between the United States and Mexico until her own arrest. But her plea agreement with prosecutors in Washington does not require her to cooperate with the U.S. authorities, the person familiar with the case said.
Persons: Emma Coronel Aispuro, El, Coronel, Loera, Guzmán Organizations: Court, Dulles International, U.S Locations: Washington, Sinaloa, Brooklyn, Colorado, United States, Mexico, U.S
Wife of 'El Chapo' to plead guilty to helping him run drug cartel, NY Times says
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo", exits the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse during the trial in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File PhotoEmma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexican narcotics kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is expected to plead guilty this week to federal charges of helping him run the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. After a high-profile trial in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Guzman, 63, was convicted in February 2019 of masterminding a multibillion dollar drug enterprise. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years and incarcerated in the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. In 2019, Coronel launched a clothing brand in the United States and she also appeared in a U.S. reality show about mafia families.
Persons: Emma Coronel Aispuro, Joaquin Guzman, Joaquin, El, Guzman, Coronel, Mexico's Organizations: Courthouse, REUTERS, New York Times, The, Court, Times, Reuters, U.S . Department of Justice, Drug, Administration, Washington's Dulles International Airport, Prosecutors, Thomson Locations: Mexican, Brooklyn, New York, U.S, Sinaloa, Washington, Brooklyn , New York, Florence , Colorado, Coronel, Mexico, United States
Severed head, body parts and kidnappings on Mexico midterm election day
  + stars: | 2021-06-06 | by ( Lizbeth Diaz | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Members of the National Guard keep watch the a scene where unknown assailants left a plastic bag with human remains near a polling station, during the mid-term elections in Tijuana, Mexico June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge DuenesA man lobbed a severed human head at a voting station in the border city of Tijuana on Sunday and plastic bags filled with body parts were found nearby, local authorities said, as Mexicans voted across the country in midterm elections. They said they found plastic bags with human remains and severed hands in the area. The campaign for lawmakers and state authorities has been one of the bloodiest in Mexico’s recent history. Elsewhere on voting day, someone threw an inactive grenade into a voting station in Mexico State, authorities said.
Persons: Jorge Duenes, Etellekt, Erik Ulises Ramirez Organizations: National Guard, REUTERS, Authorities, Reuters, Citizen's Movement, ., Thomson Locations: Tijuana, Mexico, Mexico State, Sinaloa, Cocula, Guerrero
But language in the 12-page complaint suggests the feds' interest in the former beauty queen, who married El Chapo when she was 19, goes deeper. "The Sinaloa cartel is a very resilient cartel," he said. They live under assumed names, and "American Greed" agreed to keep the location of the interview a secret. Another insider who turned on El Chapo was Vicente Zambada Niebla, oldest son of the current kingpin of the Sinaloa cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada. Vicente Zambada, who is serving a 15-year prison term after pleading guilty to reduced charges, testified against El Chapo while Coronel watched in the courtroom.
Persons: Joaquin, El, Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, Coronel, El Chapo, Mike Vigil, CNBC's, Vigil, Jeffrey Lichtman, Lichtman, NBCUniversal's, Ioan Grillo, Grillo, Peter, Jay Flores, Flores, Olivia Flores, Jay, Mia Flores, Joaquin Guzman Loera, el Chapo Guzman, Alfredo Estrella, Olivia, Mia, Vicente Zambada Niebla, Ismael, Zambada, Vicente Zambada Organizations: U.S . Drug, U.S, District of Columbia, NBCUniversal's Telemundo, Telemundo, Star, AFP, Getty, El Locations: Sinaloa, Mexico, U.S, Coast, California, Arizona, Brooklyn, New York, Mexico City, Chicago, El Chapo, Mexican, El Mayo
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel is targeting and killing police officers at their homes in Mexico's most violent state. The cartel has declared war on the Guanajuato state police's elite Tactical Group, which it says treats its members unfairly. The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) is targeting and killing police officers at their homes in Guanajuato, Mexico's most violent state and the most dangerous for police. Now CJNG members are showing up at officers' homes on their days off and murdering them in front of their families, the news agency said. A policeman drives past town hall in Apaseo El Alto, Guanajuato state, February 10, 2020.
Persons: Poplab, López Obrador's, , Santa Rosa de Lima, Rebecca Blackwell, you'll, David Saucedo, Diego Sinhue, López Obrador, Mexico Christopher Landau Organizations: Jalisco New, Tactical Group, Jalisco New Generation, Associated Press, AP, Tactical, Police, Santa, Lima Cartel, Cartel, Gov, National Guard, Former United Locations: Jalisco, Guanajuato, Santa Rosa, Mexico, Guanajuato —, Lima, Sinaloa, , United States, Bajío, Mexico's, Apaseo El Alto, Federal, Former United States
Those groups use drones to attack enemies in Mexico and smuggle drugs over the US border. A bullet-riddled wall with the initials of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) in Aguililla, April 23, 2021. Aguililla is also the birthplace of Nemesio Oseguera, aka "El Mencho," who is widely believed to be the leader of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion. For some years now criminal organizations have used drones to fly drugs into the US. A US Border Patrol agent patrols a stretch of the US-Mexico border fence near San Ysidro, October 3, 2013.
Persons: , Luis Crescencio Sandoval González, Crescencio Sandoval, ENRIQUE CASTRO, Nemesio Oseguera, El, Aaron M, John Moore, Aaron Heitke Organizations: Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Mexican, AFP, Getty, Cartel, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Carteles, Border Patrol, US Border Patrol, Mexico's Defense Ministry, El Universal, Chief, Air & Space, CBP, CBS Locations: Mexico, MEXICO, Mexican, Michoacan, Aguililla, Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, Jalisco Nueva, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Tierra Caliente, Cartel Jalisco Nueva, California, Chino, San Diego, Sinaloa, San Ysidro, Calexico
The charges against Portillo Jaramillo stem from his time in Houston in the early 2000s. Portillo Jaramillo has denied allegations against him, saying they are "part of a dirty war against my political career." Portillo Jaramillo was added to the DEA's fugitive list in 2009, the agency told Insider in a written statement. Javier Duarte, former governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, is handcuffed after an extradition hearing in Guatemala City, June 27, 2017. Portillo Jaramillo is not the only aspiring office-holder in this round of elections who has been accused of criminal ties.
Persons: Rogelio Portillo Jaramillo, Portillo Jaramillo, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Michoacán, Huetamo, Facebook Portillo Jaramillo's, Edilberto Portillo, Marcelino Portillo, Marcelino Portillo Mendoza, Portillo Jaramillo's, Israel Patrón, Portillo, doesn't, Jorge Valenzuela, Semaforo, Javier Duarte, Luis Echeverria, Cecilia Farfan, Mendez, Evelyn Salgado Pineda, Beltran, Salgado Pineda's, Joaquin Alonso Piedra, Hector Beltran Leyva Organizations: Regeneration Movement, Cartel, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generation, Tierra, Houston, Edilberto, Cartel Jalisco, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, DEA, REUTERS, Sinaloa Cartel, Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Center for US, Mexican, University of California Locations: Mexico, MEXICO, Huetamo, Michoacán, Morena, Cartel Jalisco, Tierra Caliente, Houston, Cartel Jalisco Nueva, Michoacan, Durango , Mexico, Sinaloa, Jalisco Nueva, Mexican, Veracruz, Guatemala City, San Diego, Guerrero, Cartel
U.S. lifts sanctions on senior figure in Mexico's Sinaloa cartel
  + stars: | 2021-05-12 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The United States lifted financial sanctions on a top lieutenant of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel on Wednesday, saying Jesus "El Rey" Zambada, who gave testimony against kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, had shown behavioral change. El Rey, or The King, was arrested in 2008 after a gunbattle in Mexico City, where he was suspected of controlling smuggling through the capital's international airport. He was extradited to the United States four years later. The goal of sanctions is behavioral change, the spokesman said, adding that El Rey demonstrated a change in "behavior and circumstances." Brother to the head of the Sinaloa cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, El Rey was a witness at the trial in the United States of former cartel boss Guzman in 2019.
Persons: Jesus, El Rey, Zambada, Joaquin, El, Guzman, Ismael, El Mayo's, Vicente Zambada Organizations: U.S . Treasury Department, Foreign Assets Control, United, U.S . Bureau of Prisons, Thomson Locations: States, Sinaloa, El Rey, Mexico City, United States, El Mayo, U.S
Police in Washington state are investigating whether a woman filmed in a viral Tik Tok video in Mexico is the child who was abducted a day before her fifth birthday nearly two decades ago. “This is one of those cases that everybody in our community knows exactly what they were doing when she went missing,” Clem, a 25-year veteran with the department, told NBC News Friday. The Tik Tok video is giving investigators new hope that Sofia may be reunited with her family, Clem said. The girl matched Sofia’s description and the time of the alleged incident is about when Sofia went missing, Clem said. The same witness also led police to another promising lead about a windowless, grey or light blue van that was parked in the area near where Sofia went missing the night of her kidnapping, police said.
Persons: Sofia Juarez, Aaron Clem, ” Clem, Clem, he’s, Sofia, , Amber Organizations: NBC, Kennewick Police, Sofia Locations: Washington, Mexico, Kennewick , Washington, Sofia, Culiacan Sinaloa, Kennewick, Wash, Yakima, Columbia
It was another sign that Mexican criminal groups are pursuing more control of the cocaine trade. MEXICO — Mexican drug cartels' longstanding attempts to bring coca plantations out of South America and onto their turf may be bearing fruit. Mexico drug cartels control most of the trafficking and processing operations that get the drug to US consumers. Longmire said the few coca plantations in Mexico could be "a small local operation" by one of the cartels. REUTERS/Jose Miguel GomezRafael Guarin, presidential adviser for security in Colombia, has said only four Mexican cartels are the main players in Colombia's cocaine trade.
Persons: Enrique Benítez Campoy, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Javier Verdin, Benítez, Javier Verdin Still, Jorge Cabrera, Sylvia Longmire, Longmire, Jose Miguel Gomez Rafael Guarin, Beltran Leyva, Guarin Organizations: Service, Mexican, REUTERS, UN, Authorities, US Air Force Office, Special Investigations, Guerreros, Independiente de, Jalisco Nueva Generación, Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Reuters Locations: MEXICO, South America, Guerrero, Mexico, Chiapas, Guatemala, El Porvenir, Mexico's Guerrero, Mexican, Colombia, Honduras, Tegucigalpa, La Familia, Independiente de Acapulco, Jalisco Nueva, Sinaloa, Arauca, Peru, Bolivia
Ismael Zambada-Imperial, son of a top Sinaloa Cartel leader, pleaded guilty to drug-trafficking charges on April 30. On April 30, Ismael Zambada-Imperial, alias "Mayito Gordo," pleaded guilty to importing cocaine, marijuana and heroin from Mexico into the United States at a hearing in the Southern District of California. His lawyers fought to prevent his extradition to the United States but he was finally transferred to San Diego, California, in December 2019. Mexico's Attorney General's Office/HandoutThe criminal landscape facing the Sinaloa Cartel has changed drastically since 2014, when Zambada-Imperial was arrested in Culiacán. And while Zambada-Imperial was certainly once a power player in the Sinaloa Cartel, seven years is an age in criminal terms.
Persons: Ismael Zambada, Mayito Gordo, Ismael Zambada García, El, El Mayo's, Jesús Vicente Zambada Niebla, Joaquin Guzmán Loera, Zambada Ortiz, Guzmán, Imperial, El Chapo, Zambada García, Zambada, Ismael Zambada Sicairos, Mayito, Ovidio Guzmán Organizations: Sinaloa Cartel's, Southern District of, Department, Mexico's, General's, New, Generación –, Sinaloa Cartel Locations: Sinaloa, United States, Mexico, Southern District, Southern District of California, El Mayo, Culiacán, San Diego , California, National City, Chula Vista , California, Nogales , Arizona, Ciudad Juarez, Jalisco, Zacatecas, Sonora, Nayarit, Baja California, Chihuahua, Quintana Roo
For the fourth consecutive year, Mexico has dominated a list of the most violent cities in the world. But smaller towns have risen in the rankings, reflecting new hotspots where criminal groups are fighting for control. For the fourth consecutive year, Mexico has dominated a list of the most violent cities in the world but smaller towns have shot up the rankings, reflecting new hotspots where criminal groups are fighting for control. And the city of Zacatecas, in central Mexico, only appeared on the list in 2019 but broke into the top 15 most violent cities in 2020. Latin American and Caribbean cities made up the overwhelming majority of the list, claiming 46 of 50 spots.
Persons: Fernando Carranza, José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, El, Yépez Ortiz, Uruapan Organizations: Citizen Council for Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Lima Cartel, New, Generación –, Celaya wasn't, REUTERS, Cárteles Unidos Locations: Mexico, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexican, Justicia, Santa Rosa, Lima, Jalisco, Irapuato, Uruapan, Michoacán, Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica, Caracas, Venezuela, Guadalajara, Viagras
According to OFAC, both individuals helped to orchestrate contract killings in the coastal region of Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco state for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG). These three individuals received orders from Gonzalo Mendoza Gaytán, alias "El Sapo," a CJNG leader based in Puerto Vallarta. InSight Crime analysisMexican drug cartel Jalisco New Generation. The information provided by OFAC and the UIF about Mendoza Gaytán and his associates highlights this dynamic. Some media outlets, such as La Opinión, have speculated that Mendoza Gaytán could possibly be a successor to El Mencho.
Persons: Carlos Rivera Varela, Francisco Gudiño Haro, OFAC, Alejandro Chacón Miranda, Chacón Miranda, Gonzalo Mendoza Gaytán, El, Rivera Varela, Gudiño Haro, Aristóteles Sandoval, Omar García Harfuch, García Harfuch, Barret, Oseguera, David Saucedo, Mendoza Gaytán, Mendoza, El Mencho Organizations: US Treasury Department's, Foreign Assets, Jalisco New Generation, Jalisco Nueva Generación –, US Treasury Department . US Treasury Department, US, Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit, Unidad, Jalisco New, OFAC Locations: United States, Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Guadalajara, Belgium, Sinaloa, El
Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO — The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently released its annual National Drug Threat Assessment, in which it maps out the states where Mexican drug cartels have gained "influence." Asked about that depiction of cartel presence in the US, security experts and cartel sources told Insider "it's bullshit." "You would never see anyone in the US saying they are part of the organization [Sinaloa Cartel], because that is bulls---. What we have there are clients or associates, people helping transport, or gang members working with us," a Sinaloa Cartel operative told Insider. Marshals ServiceThe Flores brothers admitted to smuggling at least 1,500 kgs of cocaine for the Sinaloa cartel into the US every month between 2005 and 2008.
Persons: Organización de Beltran, Leyva, Rojos, Pedro, Margarito Flores, Pedro Flores, Flores, Joaquin " El, Guzman, Matt Rourke Alejandro Hope, Hope Organizations: US, Security, DEA, US Drug Enforcement Administration, Cartel, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Sinaloa, Insider, US Marshals Service, AP, U.S . Marshals, US Custom House, Cartel Jalisco, Generacion Locations: Mexico, Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO, Mexican, Sinaloa, Cartel Jalisco, Jalisco Nueva, Texas , California , Arizona, New Mexico, Chicago , New York , Florida , Kansas , Colorado, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, United States, Sinaloa Cartel, Chicago, Philadelphia, Texas, Arizona, Tijuana, Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Jalisco
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