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Dr. John P. Sullivan Quoted in the Los Angeles Times on Mexican Cartels use of Land Mines

Dr. John P. Sullivan was quoted extensively in an article on the Mexican cartels using land mines with a focus on the Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación; CJNG).


"But most of the explosives are improvised, Sullivan said, and probably made with the help of former soldiers and guerrilla fighters from Colombia, where a 2016 peace deal between the government and the nation’s biggest rebel group, the FARC, left many combatants unemployed. Using connections established through the cocaine trade, Mexican cartels began recruiting fighters for their own cause."

Keegan Hamilton and Kate Linthicum, "Soldiers and civilians are dying as Mexican cartels embrace a terrifying new weapon: Land mines." Los Angeles Times. 9 March 2024.

Source: Michoacan Secretary of Public Security

The principals and associates of C/O Futures, LLC (with ongoing coordination/ interaction with Small Wars Journal-El Centro) have been engaged in cutting edge research on Mexican cartel weaponry and technology use patterns for over a decade and have authored many tactical and research notes on the subject as well as published books and reports on it.


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