Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
I have long thought "what if"...what if Letra and CJNG created an alliance. Stranger things have happened and from a tactical move it makes sense. Presently, as it is, no one can oust Sinaloa from their position of most powerful organized criminal group in Mexico..but with these two brutal groups together it more than levels the playing field. Add a few other allied groups and hell will truly come to Mexico. Below is a Video released today about the subject of Sinaloa and CJNG. I have written an overview of the report below which goes with the video.
A report from Stratfor reveals that the Jalisco Cartel New Generation (CJNG) has begun conflict against their ex ally; LA Corona the allied group of the Sinaloa Cartel as well as the Knights Templar and the Gulf Cartel.
The CJNG is becoming one of the most powerful organizations of organized crime in Mexico, with their operations now extending to several Mexican states.
During the second half of 2011 and up to 2012, the CJNG dominated criminal enterprises in Jalisco, defending the interests of the Sinaloa Cartel and fighting the incursion of their rivals, so this rupture is a significant hit to the Sinaloa federation.
The state of Jalisco specifically in the Metropolitan area of Guadalajara has long been a strategic base for the operations of Mexican organized crime. It performs as a transportation center for drug traffickers.
The Mexican cartels also use the mountain and rural zones of the state for the production of illegal drugs. Guadalajara is still fundamental for the operations of the Sinaloa Cartel so the confrontations with the CJNG will continue, either by them (Sinaloa Cartel) or by their allies such as CDG and Knights Templar.
This new conflict between La Corona and the CJNG, brings the question to mind ; what will be the role of the zetas in this rupture.
The state of Jalisco began to experience an increase in the levels of violence in 2011 when the zetas began to make an incursion in CJNG territory. Although up to date the zetas have maintain with a minor criminal organization known as La Resistencia, which was formed from the old Milenio Cartel, the zetas could pact an alliance with the CJNG, join efforts to maintain many other cartels that seek support in Jalisco.
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An alliance with CJNG would be an important hit for the Sinaloa Cartel, CDG and the Knight Templar, the main rivals of the zetas in their strong plazas northeast of Mexico.
However, nothing suggests an alliance between the CJNG and the zetas will be imminent although it is a possibility.
Even if the Zetas continue independently or if they pact an alliance with one of the other groups in the state, violence will not decrease in the state due to the conflict that now exists between CJNG and the Knight Templar, CDG, the Coroneles and the Sinaloa Cartel.
In case the Zetas continue to be independent and decide to continue with the fighting in Jalisco, violence will probably intensify. This is according to an analysis of the Intelligence Agency Stratfor titled “Mexico Security Memo: A new conflict in Jalisco State".(Though this is a new video report it begins with footage from last year of the group)
Video also posted on Borderland Beat Forum by "AJ"