Some senior law enforcement officials who helped build the case against Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda were reportedly not consulted ahead of the dropped drug-trafficking charges.
A string of massacres has killed 48 people so far this month. Some claim “coronavirus death squads” are targeting those who violate lockdown, others blame a series of turf wars.
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The president is using a crackdown on MS-13 to push political and racist agendas, and not to address what drives gang recruitment in the first place, experts say.
Violent gangs, mostly from Australia, are wreaking havoc in what seemed like a paradise. And now the Latin American cartels are moving in.
The bold assassination attempt against a high-ranking police officer in the heart of Mexico City highlights a rising tide of cartel violence under the pandemic.
One soldier was killed and three more wounded, including a top regional commander, after a cocaine-filled airplane touched down near a Caribbean resort in Mexico.