Part of the "Tracking Cartels Infographic Series," this brief details the the Violent Rise of Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). It includes these key discussion points:
- Despite the fact that CJNG is one of the youngest cartels in Mexico it is considered to be one of, if not, the most powerful and violent cartel in Mexico today.
- CJNG’s assets are thought to be worth over $20 billion.
- The successful rapid and violent rise of CJNG challenges Mexico’s capacity to govern and normalizes violence and corruption as a way of organizing power and order.
Henkin, Samuel. 2020. "The Violent Rise of Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG)." College Park, MD: START (June) https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/JointCOEProject_TrackingCartels02_CJNG_ResearchBrief_June2020.pdf