Security & Strategic Review - January 2023

MEXICO: Guanajuato registers another deadly year

With 2022 having drawn to a close, Mexico’s central state of Guanajuato once again appears to have registered the highest number of murders of any Mexican state. The state has been particularly afflicted by an ongoing turf war between the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), a nationally dominant drug trafficking organisation (DTO), and the more local - but no less deadly - Cártel Santa Rosa de Lima (CSRL). The dispute between the two flared up in November, causing a renewed spate of violence across Guanajuato.

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