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Is Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel Meeting with Medellin Gangs?

Is Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel Meeting with Medellin Gangs?

The director of an NGO in Colombia has reported that Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel recently met with gangs in Medellin to offer them material support in exchange for allegiance, but it is unlikely the cartel is heavily involved with the city's street gangs.  Read More

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Oficina de Envigado

Oficina de Envigado

The inheritors of Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking empire in Colombia, the Oficina de Envigado is now a hodgepodge of smaller organizations that seeks alliances with street gangs to keep control of their territory and businesses that is in nearly constant flux. The Oficina de Envigado first arose as a faction of assassins established by Pablo Escobar in Envigado, a small municipality adjacent to Medellin, in the 1980s. Since then, the Oficina has evolved into a sizable, though conflicted, drug-running operation, drawing many of its leaders from former paramilitary blocs, while its lower ranks are filled with an endless pool of willing young men from the working-class neighborhoods of Medellin.

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