Triangulo Dorado: One more important link from Mexico to the US, might require a little attention from the Mexican Federales.
As more major Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO’s) get hit by the federal government in places like Michoacan, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, we also start to see many of these cartels take each other out, in many cases it creates a power vacuum, where these cartels splinter and spread out becoming very unstable and unpredictable.
When some of the top bosses get killed or are forced to hide relying on some of the plaza bosses to run the organization, some of the cells go unchecked and produce some of the brutality that shocks the conscious.
Durango is a state where authorities have found hundreds of clandestine graves in recent months, but the news do not resonate as they do in other places.
The undisputed territories become battle grounds for cartels trying to gain control of trafficking routes to the US. This has been the case in the Golden Triangle, specifically Durango and Torreon and in some aspects Chihuahua that is so hard to predict and identify who is who.
One example is the recent challenge by Los Zetas who have dared to attempt to take control of the region from El Cartel de Sinaloa/Pacifico. The signs of the increase violence are written in the walls and with new emphasis from the feds in Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, this is prime opportunity for renounce violent activity that cannot be ignored.
Durango, one of the states most affected by drug-related violence, is said to be the hiding place of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman.