MEXICAN CRIME AND TRUE CRIME

Throughout the country, 71 massacres occurred in which at least 486 people were killed in 22 states. The entities that reported the most cases were Guanajuato, with 20 massacres; Zacatecas, with 8; Michoacán, with 7; Guerrero, with 4; and San Luis Potosí, with 4.

The Unión Tepito is one of the criminal organizations that is dedicated to the collection of floor fees, intimidating merchants and businessmen but also dedicated to kidnapping. In the news program Despierta (Wake Up) they revealed audio of the negotiation between a member of the Union's cartel and the wife of a kidnapped man.

Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, former Secretary of National Defense with Enrique Peña Nieto, pleaded not guilty to the three drug trafficking charges and one money laundering charge in a New York court.

In Mexico, there are 10 states with red or double red indicators for crimes committed by organized crime, according to the civil association Delictive Signal Light. At the end of the third quarter of 2020, the worst states evaluated are Colima, Baja California, Zacatecas, Quintana Roo, and Guanajuato.

Several theses maintain that unemployment - and the consequent lack of income - is among the main factors why people choose to get involved in crime; however, there are other theories that maintain that workers in precarious employment conditions and low wages are the main individuals who are inclined to commit crimes, in order to obtain more...

Cheng Mingfu, a Chinese businessman accused by the United States of financing the development of a secret missile program in Iran, has made transactions from Mexico of alleged money laundering, U.S. government reports reveal.

Violence, Crime and Justice in Mexico