Thursday, July 15, 2021

Narco-blockades, clashes in Michoacán

Battles between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and the Cárteles Unidos in Aguililla, Michoacán, has spilled into other Tierra Caliente municipalities. The Tierra Caliente region is coveted by criminal groups due to its proximity to Pacific coast ports. CJNG leader Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera Cervantes hails from a small town in Aguililla.
The latest violence was related to the kidnaping of a self-defense group founder by CJNG members. Ángel Gutiérrez Aguilar, known as “El Kiro,” was rescued by supporters.

Armed vehicle believed to belong to the CJNG.