More Gulf Cartel News

Leticia Rodriguez, alias "Doña Lety," presumed leader of an independent cartel
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Violence in Mexico Tourism Corridor Reflects Evolving Criminal Trends

Official reports have revealed that recent outbreaks of violence in one of Mexico's main tourist areas could be due to clashes between an independent cartel and the...
500 Mexican troops will relocate to Ciudad Mier.
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Militarized Approach Continues as Mexico to Send 500 Troops to Border Town

Mexico's Defense Secretary says the army will send 500 soldiers to Ciudad Mier in the embattled state of Tamaulipas along the US-Mexico border, indicating that the...
Narcobanner linked to the Zetas
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Violence in Mexico’s Tourism Epicenter Points to Cartel Conflict

A recent wave of violence in Mexico's most important tourism corridor has sparked fears about new conflicts between drug cartels seeking to gain control over the...
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Elites, Organized Crime Share Long History in Tamaulipas, Mexico

The future of the recently elected governor in Tamaulipas, one of Mexico’s most criminally infested states, depends on punishing his predecessors for past...
The home of Southlake attorney Juan Jesús Guerrero Chapa, killed by a masked gunman in suburban Dallas in 2013
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Top ‘Capo’ of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Sought Haven in Texas

A former cartel lawyer who led the Los Zetas Cartel before fleeing Mexico was an exception to the "rule" that top kingpins did not try to hide in the United...
Created by the Gulf Cartel, the Zetas were the first armed wingl
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Serving Mexico’s Cartels, Armed Cells Led to an Explosion of Violence

Beginning in the 1990s, Mexico's cartels began recruiting hired gunmen to act as armed cells. Since then, violence against civilians with no links to organized...
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Explaining Mexico’s Decision to Extradite Alleged Drug Lords

Mexico has extradited two alleged drug lords and nearly a dozen other suspected drug traffickers to the United States, a decision that was likely influenced by the...
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Mexico Oil Theft Just Keeps Getting Worse

Despite government efforts, fuel theft has risen in Mexico, at a time when falling oil and gas prices are already impacting the nation's economy and national...
A burned-out bus in Altamira, Tamaulipas
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Gulf Cartel Violence Reminiscent of Mexico Drug War Peak

Violence exploded in northeastern Mexico this week following the arrest of a Gulf Cartel leader, demonstrating the ability of drug cartels to brazenly create chaos...