According to the observatorio nacional ciudadano, Colima has become the most violent state in the country in proportion to its number of inhabitants. Colima was known for its tranquility and the beauty of its beaches, tropical climate and volcano. It was between 2010 and 2011 with the assassination of former governor Silverio Cavazos that it all began. But it was in 2015 with the declaration on Facebook of the Sinaloa cartel’s control of Colima that everything increased.
The reason why the state of Colima is crystallizing so much violence between the cartels is above all logistical and geographical. Colima owns the port of Manzanillo, the most important in tonnage as well as the largest network of railways managed by the private railway consortium Fermex, which allows it to serve the border with the USA.