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2 major Mexican cartels have put Tijuana in 'imminent danger,' and violence is rising

A simmering struggle between two of Mexico's most powerful cartels continues to drive violence in Tijuana, a major Mexican city and focal point for trafficking activity just a few miles from San Diego. Through August this year, the Tijuana municipality recorded 518 intentional-homicide cases, a sharp increase from the 382 registered over the same period in 2015. The violence appears to be driven by two of Mexico's major cartels — the Jalisco New Generation cartel (CJNG), one of Mexico's most powerful organized-crime groups, and the Sinaloa Cartel, led by imprisoned drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera.
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