Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

INFOGRAPHIC: Mexican Cartels (Sinaloa vs Los Zetas)

Sunday, August 12, 2012 |

This is an infographic chart that was published by Hispanically Speaking News. Is it based on confirmed facts, rumor mill or someone who reads CNN for Mexican cartel news? I found some misinformation, but I will let the very knowledgeable and very capable BB community point it out. This is what they said about the chart:

"Currently, the Sinaloa and Los Zetas Cartels are in a war, forcing other cartels to take sides and new alliances are forming.  Unfortunately, 60,000 people have died since President Calderón (PAN) declared war on drug traffickers in 2006. Hispanically Speaking News does a side-by-side comparison of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels, Sinaloa and Los Zetas."


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46 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

CDS is not allies with the Knights Templar

Anonymous said...

I thought Sinanola Cartel and The Engineer squared stuff up in TJ

Anonymous said...

Mexico ya no existe!!! ya es una tierra de narcos, traidores, sicarios y corruptos! no que no muy chingones???? Mexicanos Hasta La Muerte!!! no se olviden de Zapata y Villa!!! ellos no peliaron por nada!!! hagan lo mismo....ponganse a asaltar un policia entre unos dies cabrones y quitenle las pistolas y nomas amarenlo y mata los sicarios de sus pueblos mientras duerman. haganlo pero en la sombra ya saben mi raza! el govierno ya no puede valen verga!!! ni lis estados unidis pueden ayudar si no pueden con los pinches mongoles barbudos talibanes imaginate con un paisa todo cocodrilo??

Anonymous said...

I thought cds is allied with TJ

Anonymous said...

The artwork is nice but the info is wrong. CDS and CT's are not allies. Tijuana and zetas are not allies, Fernando Sanchez kick the one z cell that was operating there years ago.

Saludos...

Anonymous said...

95% of this wrong... Cds and tj? That's crazy.. arellanos hate Chapo with a passion

Anonymous said...

Zetas no longer allies with Tijuana..cds pays permission to Tijuana to move product through baja califas. CT ? Heard their at war with Beltran-Leyvas

Anonymous said...

You cited 95% of the stats are wrong . . .

Since you are so credible, please cite your source, please?

Statfor Global Intelligence reported on Friday that (4) members from the CDS were arrested in Madrid. SGI is a bit more credible as they previously released their 2011 Cartel Annual Report.

Anonymous said...

Are Los CT allied with CDS or not?

Anonymous said...

sweeeet!!
Military sources in Mexico and the United States confirmed to Proceso the existence of a plan to catch "or kill" El Chapo Guzman, prepared by the Pentagon and the Mexican government and proposed to, and accepted in principle by President Calderon.

The execution of the operation would be in charge of the main U.S. special forces, Navy SEALs

The operation would be a copy of the Pentagon ran secret in Pakistan to "capture or kill" bin Laden, who was finally killed in his hideout in May 2011. Special Forces helicopters reached the Muslim leader's bunker on the outskirts of Islamabad, near the Pakistani military academy.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 6:51 start a civil war wtf else can u loose if ur poor in Mexico just defend ur family and ur self.. kill all the narcos sicarios, if a real narco just wants to sell drugs and defend the people armed all the villagers and tell them to fight back be a good narco armed the innocent and hard workers..

Anonymous said...

Zetas are with tj cartel sinaloa is not in alliance with the tj cartel

Anonymous said...

@7:56pm
No, ct and cds are not allied. CDS gave their cell CDJNG the green light to take out CT's.

@9:14pm
How can you explain the all the CDS operatives in TJ who are not being killed in TJ? Also explain why CDS is paying Sanchez taxes for using his plaza to smuggle narcotics into the USA?

Anonymous said...

Stratfor is a joke, everyone knows that. People on here have sources ON THE GROUND that are involved probably or kmow whats going on. Stratfor are prob a bunch of tunnel vision college brats that have never seen mexico and get scamed by people who "claim" they are in the know...the 2011 Cartel Report was a joke and another example of the US govt throwing out money and getting donkey shit in return.

Anonymous said...

Yes they are.. They send alot of people to sinaola to el chapo to serve in new territory..

Anonymous said...

Yes they are

Anonymous said...

Disregard this story. They have all their claims baseless, Ingeniero is in peace with el chapo, kight templar are in war with jalisco cartel and chapo, etc...CAF 10-10

Anonymous said...

If Mexico gets us personal in its land, i.can just tell you shit is.gonna get crazy. If they think its easy going in n taken a man like chapo out ,you guys are going.to see something worst the Somalia. I can guarantee i know my mexican people ,n i know the cartels are well armed.n.the good fightera haven't been showen i can see hell startingif the us enters like i said before intervention was coming what a good excuse but.to use chapo as.the excuse now

Anonymous said...

Totally incorrect and full of misinformation, where are the sources?

Anonymous said...

It'd be a good idea if Hispanically Speaking News opened an atlas of Mexico before posting ludicrous stuff like "Sinaloa Cartel was originally part of Guadalajara Cartel."
Sinaloa is a state. Sinaloa Cartel is, of course, originated in Sinaloa.

Anonymous said...

who do the knights templar pay to cross their drugs? because it looks like they don't have a strong presence in any border city

Anonymous said...

i agree start a civil war its time 4 us mexicans 2 fight back and defend ourselfz from mother fukin sicarios narcos n.shittin takin r hard working money n money bein used 2 feed r family fukin goverment is 2 corrupt your hearing diz frm a US ARMY me deben una putos u killed my dad ojo por ojo hijos d perra madre im serious n i would start a war i need alot of brave man putos narcos sicarios d cuernavaca ayy les voy putos

Anonymous said...

Tijuana isn`t exactly an ally with Los Zetas, TJ is outside this war between Zetas and Chapos. Remember that when Sillas went down in TJ los chapos gave 20 tons of weed to el Ingeniero to keep things calm, they are paying "piso" in TJ, as much as the fanboys of Sinaloa want to deny this, that is the situation here in TJ. Now, speaking of Los Zetas, you also need to remember the fact that when the Zetas leader in Oaxaca was captured he mentioned he received orders to facilitate the transit of Tijuana`s people in his area, no questions asked. TJ is not as down as they like to think, having CDS paying plaza, CJNG paying plaza, CT and LFM paying plaza and Zetas/Beltranes with no agression pacts must mean something.

Anonymous said...

so how bout ct and cdg who are carteles unidos against zeta its all messed up im your boy today but not tomorrow I thought it was cds cdg and ct against z and everyone else I thought la tuta was kool will chapo

Anonymous said...

They should put snitching on the snitchloa cartel. That would be really funny. On the Zetaz side taking out its former employer. That is true about that they control more territory. They both suck but anyone from the streets knows the unwritten rules and being a little hoe snitch is one of them. Atte. Face

Anonymous said...

I dont get why pay tax money to tijuana as weak as they are sinaloa can wipe them up and transport their own stuff thru tijuana with,no problem they arent strong vs other cartels el ingeniero a young buck nephew of the old timers that are killed or in jail as weak as they are all they got is tijuana and maybe baja cali .

Anonymous said...

CDS did come out of the old Guadalajara cartel... Chapo and Mayo, along with the Beltran Leyvas, worked for Gallardo until he decided to split up his empire. Juarez and AF brothers also made deals with Gallardo, don't think their relationship was as close but they were all from Sinaloa (except maybe ACF, not sure on that one)... Believe CDG was also involved in this but Abrego had already had them operating at such a high level independently that they were able to stand on their own as an autonomous organization, but CDS, CAF, and Juarez all were part of the Guadalajara cartel until the mid 80's... Also Sonora had their own cartel, but not exactly sure what happened there. Any info out there? Interesting that the only group that did not physically own a border crossing in the beginning ended up becoming (arguably) the most powerful of the modern cartels (CDS). Guess despite whatever opinion one might hold of Chapo (or Mayo for that matter) they appear to be the smartest guys in the room... Lazcano seems to be on that level as well. With different circumstances these guys would have been CEO of ExxonMobil of the Directoe of Central Intelligence... Fascinating comments on this blog, keep up the great info, both btb and the readers comments... Would love to hear more about cartel ties outside of the America's... Specifically Europe, Africa, Asia? Organized crime groups they deal with internationally other than the Italians? If I were a betting man, which I am, I would say the big boys are in Espana. Like Mexico, a transient nation on the border of continents. North Africans are the Mexicans of Spain, Chapo and Lazcano would fit right in in a club in Majorca... Any educated thoughts? Thanks again everybody

Anonymous said...

That was my point, if CAF has it as bad as they say it does then why pay? They don`t want to pay Juarez, they sure don`t want to pay in Tamaulipas to either zetas or CDG, then why not get rid of Tj`s people if they are so f-up? Remember that things aren`t always as they seem, I`m by no means saying thay Tijuana is a major player right now, but something doesnt quite fit in the picture that many are trying to sell us. Just think about this, Chapo is fighting vs Zetas, vs Beltranes, vs Juarez, vs CT, vs EVERYONE, why on earth will he PAY taxes to Tijuana with the supposed fire power of CDS?

Anonymous said...

The CAF is not as weak as people think . They still own half of tj and are regenerating at a very fast rate . They are smarter in a way by not making a lot of noise like CDS and zetas. Let's not forget the loudest noise is silence . Any one living in tj will tell you dat the CAF is no where close to being dismantled. Since the governments don't see the CAF as a threat they get to conduct their business without any law enforcement trouble.

EL GALLO DE TIJUANA said...

TIJUANA BAJA CALIFORNIA YA TIENE DUENO AQUI MANDA EL INGENIERO SALUDOS ALOS ZETAS Y BELTRANS Y JUAREZ

Anonymous said...

10-10

Manuel Arias said...

EL CARTEL DR SINALOA I EL DE CULIACAN ES EL MAS PODEROSO DEL MUCHO LOS SINALOANSES ENTRAN I SALEN DE TIJUANA SIN NINGUN PROBLEMA ARRIVA LA PALMA BADIRAGUATO CULIACAN I LOS MOCHIS Y TODO MI SINALOA

Manuel Arias said...

El cartel de Sinaloa es el mas poderoso del mundo por la alta tenolojia ke tienen i la intelijensia los sinaloenses van i entran a tijuana kuando eyoa kieren.el cartel de sinaloa controla Sonora,durango,tijuana,jalisco,colima,i muchos mas.un saludo pa toda la jente dr sinaloa i jalisco ke son los ke rifan orita

Manuel Arias said...

Sinaloa

Anonymous said...

El cartel de Sinaloa NO controla Tijuana . Chapo le paga "piso" al ingeniero para poder operar en Tijuana

Anonymous said...

YOU PEOPLE IN HERE ARE LOOKING INTO SOME THING THAT DON'T CONSENT YOU MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Anonymous said...

CHILL DINGER

Anonymous said...

No they are not!

Anonymous said...

Your info is incorrect first off CDG was independent from the beginning, CAF and CDS bosses are from sinaloa as well but they were from the Juarez cartel working for caro quintero back in the day after a few members betrayed caro quintero they formed cds, caf and whatever but there is no guadalajara cartel the only way that Guadalajara plays a role in this because its the main distributor of drugs thats all!

Anonymous said...

Yea and chapos allies are the ones doing the fighting CDG, CJNG, FAM, etc. chapos not even fighting! some firepower...

Anonymous said...

No they are not!!!

Anonymous said...

tijuana is paying sinaloa now I been to tj and most plates are from sinaloa so thats bs tj got weake

Anonymous said...

Puro pinche vato matones viva zapata

Anonymous said...

kiubole pariente johoooooa arriba de 120 plebada.rajando lena y abentando lumbre k no.saludos kuliakan.cosala badiraguato y navolato bien activos .colima enclikado k siga la mata dando gente

Anonymous said...

Arriva el ingeniero arellano sobrino de los senorones en tijuana

Anonymous said...

No Cartel de Tijuana was runned by Arellano Felix but is not allies with Gente del Chapo...TJ is allied with Juarez Cartel Los Zetas n a few more but definitely not with Cgapo

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