The Zetas’ top leader is dead and the group is seemingly splitting into pieces, but they remain Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s biggest security challenge. In this context, InSight Crime delves into the battle for Mexico’s industrial capital, Monterrey, getting to the essence of a criminal gang that defies easy definition.
A Wilson Center report says Mexico's efforts to improve security in two states containing major oil and gas reserves may yield only short-term results and primarily benefit foreign business, while ignoring long-term efforts to improve citizen security. Read More
Paraguay's president has once again been identified as a beneficiary of Latin America's contraband cigarette trade, this time in Mexico, where black market cigarettes finance criminal groups like the Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel. Read More
The US State Department has offered a reward for information on Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, a US citizen who allegedly leads a Zetas faction in southern Mexico. Read More