CJNG Cartel Terror on Both Sides of the Border

This Grey Dynamics article examines different aspects of the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), ranging from the ways they function in the US, as well as the issues they face within Mexico and within their ranks.   This Grey…

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The Expanding Tentacles of the CJNG in Colombia

Why Does This Matter Colombia’s cocaine industry is of crucial importance to the drug-trafficking industry. The pandemic created a criminal vacuum in Colombia which criminal actors took advantage of, including the Jalisco Cartel (CJNG). Although there was a presence the…

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The Venezuela-Colombia Border Conflict

The border that separates Venezuela and Colombia hosts armed groups and former paramilitaries that to control the illicit trade market

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Eugene Bullard: The First Black Fighter Pilot

Eugene Bullard during his flight training. The Croix de Guerre with Star he received for valour during the Battle of Verdun is visible. On the left, there is the unofficial wings worn by many French pilots. Eugene Bullard: From Columbus,…

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The Great Toyota War: Birthplace of the Technical

The Great Toyota War was the birthplace of the “technical” – light-weight Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser variants that are used in underdeveloped countries for troop transport and combat. In 480 BC, the Battle of Thermopylae took place in Greece….

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Cartel and Mafia Cooperation

  Why Does This Matter? Although official reports of cooperation between cartels and the Mafia date to 2012, Italian mafias continue to have a significant presence in South America. It is almost certain that the ‘Ndrangheta developed a network in…

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Mexico’s Affliction: Recruitment and Training in Cartel Land

2018 saw unprecedented violence in Mexico. According to Animal Politico, in 2018 the number of homicides in Mexico increased in 27 of the country’s 32 states. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has responded by deploying 60,000-National Guardsmen to eight…

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AMLO’s New Plan for Security in Mexico

On 1 Jul 2018, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or AMLO as he is known in Mexico, won the presidency by a landslide. The two-time presidential candidate and former mayor of Mexico City campaigned on a new approach to the country’s…

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