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Barrio Azteca Leader’s Arrest Casts Doubt on Trump Border Rhetoric

The recent arrest of a top Barrio Azteca leader in Mexico offers additional insight into the criminal and drug trafficking dynamics along the US-Mexico border at a...
The scene of a deadly attack against a night establishment blamed on the "Aztecas"
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Mexico Rehab Center Massacre Tied to Conflict Over Local Drug Trade

Authorities have blamed conflict over local drug markets for a bloody massacre at a drug treatment center in Mexico, the latest example of violence fueled by...
Barrio Azteca Gang Members
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Barrio Azteca on the Slide, MS13 on the Rise in Texas: Report

The latest report on Texas gangs has downgraded the threat posed by Barrio Azteca while upgrading the MS13, reflecting how US gangs often respond to Latin American...
US authorities arrested nearly 1000 gang members
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ICE Raids Suggest Mexican Organized Crime Expanding Reach into US

US authorities have arrested nearly 1000 gang members in a nationwide sweep called "Project Wildfire," amid evidence that the gangs have links to Mexican drug...
US authorities pursue the leader of Barrio Azteca
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US Gangs Increase Links to Mexican Cartels

A series of reports highlights growing ties between US gangs and Mexican drug cartels, and the corruption north of the border that helps facilitate drug trafficking...
A Barrio Azteca gang tattoo
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Barrio Azteca Gang Poised for Leap into International Drug Trade

Barrio Azteca, a prison gang born in the Texas jail system, is becoming a major player in the Mexican underworld and the "X-factor" in the battle for Ciudad Juarez,...
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Barrio Azteca

The Barrio Azteca prison gang emerged in Texas prisons, later served as armed support to the Juárez Cartel, and has since evolved to control local drug trafficking...