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It’s Time for Mexico to Change How it Pursues Drug Lords

The recent detention of Servando “La Tuta” Gomez and Omar “Z42” Treviño was arguably the culmination of Mexico's high-value target strategy. However, the real...
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Zetas Leader Z42 Reportedly Captured in Mexico

The leader of the brutal Mexican drug trafficking organization the Zetas, Alejandro "Omar" Treviño Morales, alias "Z42," was reportedly captured by Mexican federal...
Juarez Cartel chief Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias "El Viceroy."
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Reported Narco-Summit Could Herald Upheaval for Mexico Underworld

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,...
Alleged Zetas Jose Ramirez and Ismael Lopez
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US Treasury Keeps Pressure on Reeling Zetas Leadership

The US Treasury has added two alleged Zetas financial operatives to its Kingpin List as it ratchets up the pressure on Mexico's most feared organized crime group...
Victims of Zetas' violence in Nuevo Laredo
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2 Reasons Why Laredo Has Less Homicides than Nuevo Laredo

Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, sister cities along the US-Mexico border, are almost the same size. They have very similar economic motors, cultural heritage, populations...
A car bomb in Nuevo Laredo
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Zetas Leader’s First Task: Hold Nuevo Laredo

Even before Zetas' leader Miguel "Z40" Treviño's surprising capture on July 16, Nuevo Laredo was slipping into a chaotic state of nearly constant dispute. Now...
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Alejandro ‘Omar’ Treviño Morales, alias ‘Z42’

Alejandro "Omar" Treviño Morales, alias "Z42," was a member of criminal organization the Zetas and brother to former Zetas leader Miguel Treviño Morales, alias...