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Sinaloa Hitman’s Killing in Mexico Hints at Cartel Power Play

The execution of a top Sinaloa Cartel enforcer who was recently in US custody and fled to Mexico raises the question: Who benefited from his...

The Demons in the Sinaloa Cartel’s Closet

The arrest of Juan Guadalupe Jacobo Regalado, alias "El J3" or "El Chepa," in early April marks a significant blow against the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico and marks an...

The Sinaloa Cartel’s ‘El Mayo,’ Mexico’s Last True Capo

At the start of the fourth month of Mexico’s new government -- the so-called “Fourth Transformation” -- two feared capos have emerged as the kings of drug...
Álvaro López Nuñez is the brother of Dámaso López Núñez

After Another Arrest, Is the Sinaloa Cartel Nearing Its End?

The brother of a jailed former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel has been arrested by US authorities, raising further questions about the future of the once-dominant...
Mexico security forces on patrol

Bloody Battle in Sinaloa, Mexico Reflects Splintering Underworld

A confrontation between security forces in Mexico's embattled state of Sinaloa and an armed group left 19 dead and 5 injured, and provided further evidence of a...
Burning vehicles following the ambush of Mexican military in Culiacán on September 30.

Outside Pressure, Internal Dissent Roiling Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel

Recent reports point to disorder within the leadership of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, as pressure from security forces and competing organizations as well as internal...
Aureliano Guzmán Loera, alias "El Guano"

Mexico Official Says Chapo’s Brother is Leader of Local Sinaloa Chapter

Authorities in Mexico are saying that the brother of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has taken on a leadership position within the embattled...
Guzmán brothers Iván (left) and Alfredo

Sons of Mexico Drug Lord Freed After Kidnapping

Two sons of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, allegedly kidnapped from a restaurant in Jalisco by rivals, have been released unharmed after secret...
Juan Manuel Álvarez Inzunza (right) and El Chapo (left)

Top Money Launderer for ‘El Chapo’ Captured in Mexico

Authorities in Mexico captured an alleged top money launderer for Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, but his arrest is unlikely to have a...
'El Chapo's' capture will not significantly disrupt the Sinaloa Cartel's operations

Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Without ‘El Chapo’

The capture of Mexico's most wanted fugitive, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, raises the question if the Sinaloa Cartel's criminal operations will be significantly...

Gunmen Kill Nephew of Powerful Mexico Crime Boss

Although details on the killing of a power drug capo's nephew are still scarce, there is reason to believe the murder foreshadows a conflict for Mexico's mighty...
Serafin Zambada Ortiz, alias "Sera" (left) and Ismael Zambada Imperial, alias "El Mayito Gordo" (right)

Los Mayitos, Successors to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Throne?

The sons of a top Sinaloa Cartel drug capo from Mexico are set to take over the family business -- if US authorities don't lock them up...