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With Guatemala Massacre, Mexico Drug Gang Rules by Terror

In the wake of a massacre in northern Guatemala, observers have been left with the question of why the Zetas drug gang would kill and dismember 27 farm laborers who...
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Mexico Drug Gang Behind Guatemala Massacre?

The slaughter and decapitation of at least 27 people at a farm in north Guatemala is likely part of the brutal conflict between Mexico's Zetas and local gang the...
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Plaza Publica: The Ghost of the Zetas

The state of siege had not yet ended and they had already returned. "Did you hear a cardamom seller was killed? Well, it was them," said a civilian intelligence...
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Leones

The Leones traditionally operated along Guatemala's eastern border with Honduras and El Salvador, and were car thieves and cattle rustlers before entering the drug...
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Central America’s ‘Transportistas’

The U.S. Government estimates that 90 percent of the illicit drugs entering its borders passes through the Central American Isthmus and Mexico. Of this, close to...