January 26, 2021 The region's criminal groups are increasingly sophisticated. AQ profiles some of the most visible. This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on transnational organized crime. ELN PCC Red Command Sinaloa Cartel Jalisco Cartel MS-13 Barrio 18 Like what you've read? Subscribe to AQ for more. Any opinions expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect those of Americas Quarterly or its publishers.