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.
MEXICAN CRIME AND TRUE CRIME
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.
Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, being over 50 years old, has reached the peak of his criminal career. Identified as the leader of the New Generation Jalisco Cartel, Oseguera, known as El Mencho became the most wanted man in Mexico and the United States.
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.
The sons of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman equipped a supposed school with screens, benches, chairs, uniforms, computer equipment, and internet so that 90 elementary students from the capital of Sinaloa, a northwestern state, could continue their studies in the pandemic.
According to reports from the local press, during an electronic music event held on the occasion of " Night of Witches" or Halloween, in a restaurant in Tulum's hotel zone; a confrontation between armed persons caused panic among the more than 500 attendees, mostly tourists.
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...
The U.S. government issued an alert to its citizens about states in Mexico that they should not visit or reconsider traveling to for two reasons: the coronavirus pandemic and the high levels of the crime they have on record.
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.