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The leaders of some of Mexico's principal drug cartels recently staged a narco-summit to reconfigure the criminal landscape, according to reports in local media, which, if accurate, could mark the start of a new anti-Sinaloa Cartel criminal alliance.

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Thursday, 07 August 2014 10:31

Chapo Isidro

Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias "Chapo" or "Chapito" Isidro, is a relatively young, formerly low-profile figure believed to have operated in the Mexican underworld since the 1990s. His growing influence in Sinaloa state led the US Treasury Department to designate his network as a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) in January 2013.

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The killing of a dozen alleged criminals in federal operations in Sinaloa state, Mexico, is one step in the government's concerted push to take down drug boss Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, aka "Chapo Isidro."

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Hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico have been internally displaced due to violence perpetrated by organized crime groups but the majority have yet to receive adequate assistance from Mexican authorities, who have largely turned a blind eye to the problem.

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Rising homicides, a high-level capture and a bloody military battle point to growing insecurity in Mexico State, which borders the capital, months after the federal government announced a plan to improve security in the state.

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Mexico's army has killed 22 alleged members of the Guerreros Unidos drug gang, a cartel splinter group causing chaos in southern Mexico, which may have provoked the military a step too far.

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A spate of murders in Guerrero, Mexico appears to be linked to a power struggle between local gangs as criminal group Los Rojos experiences internal chaos, providing one illustration of the volatile situation in this small southwestern state.

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The arrest of the top two members of an upstart Mexican gang in the embattled state of Guerrero has added a jolt of uncertainty to one of the nation's most conflicted areas, amid indications a fully-fledged vigilante movement could emerge.

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Authorities in Mexico have captured a man described as the second in command of the Beltran Leyva Organization, signaling the government's continued pursuit of cartel decapitation and undermining rumors the administration favors the BLO.

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Authorities in Mexico have uncovered evidence of an alliance between the Knights Templar and the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO), marking a change in direction for both gangs.

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