Coronavirus Impacting Mexico’s Drug Cartels

March was the bloodiest month since 2019, as cartels contest territories after seeing markets decrease because of the coronavirus pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico's criminal gangs are pursuing an alternative strategy: they are distributing aid supplies and waging even more aggressive territorial wars.

The lack of supplies of substances, lower demand, limited smuggling routes: even Mexico's powerful criminal organizations are not immune to the coronavirus. The "giants" in Mexico's underworld, such as the Sinaloa cartel or its rival Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), generally make big money as the main supplier of the American narcotics market.

This is not the case in times of pandemic: the drug trade has collapsed due to the interruption of . . .

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