The Gulf Cartel (CDG) relies heavily on smaller gangs
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Mexico Counts Over 40 Gangs Working with Drug Cartels

According to Mexico's Attorney General's Office, there are nine major criminal cartels working with some 43 gangs in the country, further indication of just how...
Testimony is from Zetas' racehorse money laundering case
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Testimony Describes Zetas’ Ties to Mexico Governor

Testimony from a US federal court provides more fuel for accusations that a former governor of Veracruz, Mexico, accepted cash from the Zetas, which was then part...
Migrants protest kidnappings in Tamaulipas
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Rise in Tamaulipas Kidnappings Points to Lack of Mexico Govt Control

Mexico's Tamaulipas state was the site of nearly 60 percent of the country's kidnappings in July and saw a drastic spike in the crime compared to previous months,...
Mexico's northeastern highways are cartel hot spots
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Mexico Govt Struggles to Control Cartel-Run Highways

The continued presence of criminal groups along some of Mexico’s highways, especially in the embattled northeast, has become a litmus test for just how much...
A stolen gasoline tanker
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Mexico Criminal Groups Running Sophisticated Distribution Networks for Stolen Oil

The Zetas and the Gulf Cartel have reportedly set up an extensive gasoline distribution system in north Mexico that rivals that of state oil company...
Police officers in Tamaulipas
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Mexico Police Tests Show Deep Corruption Amid Tamaulipas Violence

Roughly half of the police in the north Mexico state of Tamaulipas have failed confidence tests, most due to links to organized crime or drug use, underscoring the...
Galindo Mellado Cruz, alias "Z-9"
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Mexico Kills Zetas Founder As Cartel’s Decline Continues

Police have killed an original member of Mexico's vicious Zetas drug cartel, marking the latest loss among the group's Special Forces founders, who ushered in an...
Murder scene in Tamaulipas
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Gulf Cartel Future Uncertain as Alleged Infighting Escalates in North Mexico

A wave of violence in northern Mexico has been attributed to a bloody struggle for control of the Gulf Cartel, suggesting long running internal disputes and the...
Javier Garza Medrano
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Mexico Capture of ‘Gulf Cartel Founder’ Highlights Leadership Vacuum

Authorities in Mexico have arrested a man they claim is a leader and founder of the Gulf Cartel, signaling another blow to a group that has already been weakened by...