A torched vehicle in Agua Amarga, in the Coatepec Harinas municipality. Locals set it on fire to denounce the kidnapping of a community representative, on May 18, 2023.

In the areas surrounding Mexico City, clashes between La Familia Michoacana and the Jalisco Cartel are taking a toll

The state of Mexico – known as ‘Edomex’ to distinguish it from the name of the whole country – is not only the site of an electoral battle between the Morena party and the historic PRI. Two large cartels and some 30 local criminal groups are fighting over illegal businesses, terrorizing the marginalized population in the process


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