Mexico extradited 13 top drug-trafficking suspects to the United States—but all from Los Zetas and other rival organzations to the Sinaloa Cartel.
Another major bust of an accused Mexican cartel operative in Chicago this time involves the Guerreros Unidos—the gang named in the the disappearance of 43 college students.
Mexican authorities claimed another coup against the cartels with the arrest of Héctor Beltran Leyva, last remaining kingpin of the Beltran Leyva Organization.
Reports of a summit of cartel "capos" in Piedras Negras fuel speculation that President Enrique Peña Nieto seeks to rebuild the "Pax Mafiosa" of Mexico's old one-party state.
Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Chapo Guzmán claimed victory after leading a hunger strike joined by hundreds of inmates at Mexico's top-security Altiplano prison.
Cmpesinos in Mexico’s southern Guerrero state have taken up arms to defend themselves from drug-trafficking gangs that terrorize residents and demand protection payments.
Mexico’s federal Attorney General’s Office confirmed that it was finally charging 14 federal police agents for an attack on a US embassy van more than two months earlier.
US officials suspect that organized crime was behind an attack by Mexican federal police on a US embassy car on a road south of Mexico City. The police say it was just a mistake.
Mexican federal forces announced the arrest of top leaders of the Gulf Cartel and La Resistencia crime network—as another mass grave was discovered along the Texas border.