More Gulf Cartel News

Criminal violence continues to rock Mexico's northeast
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Zetas-Gulf Cartel Conflict Continues to Rock Mexico’s Northeast

The ongoing decline of the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas has left northeastern Mexico without a single dominant criminal force. But the crime groups' longstanding...
Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sánchez, alias "El Coss"
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Former Boss of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Pleads Guilty to US Drug Charges

A former leader of the Gulf Cartel has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the United States, a reminder that the once-powerful crime group has all but...
Tomás Yarrington, former PRI governor of Tamaulipas
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An Extradition From Italy May Increase US-Mexico Tensions

A former Mexican governor captured in Italy faces extradition to the United States and Mexico, which may spark new tensions between the neighboring...
Veracruz Governor Miguel Yunes
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Violence in Veracruz as Cartels Adapt to New Political Dynamic

The new governor of the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico is facing cartel wars and spiraling violence after succeeding the fugitive Javier Duarte. And the...
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...