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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 23 February 2018

MEXICO: Cartel Jalisco poses new threat

Violent crime has been on the rise in Mexico, and there are fears that the main drug-trafficking organisations (DTOs) could intensify their attacks on the security forces (and on each other) in the run-up to July’s elections. The kidnap and murder of two intelligence agents, believed to be the work of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), is a worrying pointer of what may lie ahead.

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