8. Conflict on the decline After reaching its peak in 2011 with the New Generation Cartel’s dumping of bodies in the Boca Del Rio, the conflict between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in Veracruz has dwindled to dormancy in recent years. Both continue to operate in Veracruz. Photo: AP
Mexico captures Jalisco New Generation Cartel leader 'El Terrible'
7. Unlike older cartels, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is willing to wage war on the state and federal government: on May 1, cartel fighters clashed with federal forces, downed a military helicopter and blockading streets with burning vehicles in Guadalajara.18 people were killed, according to The Associated Press. Photo: STR, Stringer / AFP / Getty Images / AFP
15. The Jalisco New Generation Cartel has seen unprecedented expansion, growing to a major group in only five years, according to The Associated Press. Photo: Alexandre Meneghini, Associated Press / AP2012
7. Their "sworn enemy"Michael S. Vigil, former chief of international operations for the DEA , said Los Zetas have been at odds with the Jalisco new Generation Cartel for a decade, calling the cartel their “sworn enemy.” So much that the Jalisco New Generation Cartel also go by “Mata Zetas,” which means “kill zetas” in Spanish. Photo: YURI CORTEZ, AFP/Getty Images
Surviving the Narco-Blockades of Mexico's Jalisco State
18. It’s unclear exactly how much money the Jalisco New Generation Cartel makes off of the drug trade, but a U.S. indictment alleges that New Generation leader Nemesio Oseguera and his brother-in-law, Cuinis leader Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, make $10 million a year off of moving tons of cocaine that ultimately winds up in the United States from South America to Mexico, the Associated Press reported. Photo: Alexandre Meneghini, Associated Press / AP2012