From the murder of the son of Sinaloa Cartel operator in 2021 to the 16 kidnapped Public Security workers who were just released last week, the war continues to excalate as the cartels battle over territory in Chiapas.
In the last week of May, the deadly Sinaloa and CJNG Cartels ravaged the southern border of Chiapas in a dispute over territory. Residents were forcibly conscripted and threatened with their lives for four days before any State authorities intervened. While many factors are at play, this article fills in a few details of the history and allure of the region for these criminal players.
The United Nations’ World Cocaine Report 2023 mentions that an significant part of the violence in Latin America related to drug trafficking is due to the rivalry between local allies of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel and Jalisco New Generation Cartel that has been supported in Mexico with networks of specialized alliances with local crime groups.