|(Ten Years of Terror)|
Tamaulipas is the northern state most associated with violence, one that you cannot name without the typical comments arising that bring the harsh reality that exists in the state, and although violence is widespread throughout the country, but here were born the Zetas with all their violent fury, here they made their stronghold and with narco corridos have become part of the social culture.
This is Reynosa to Nuevo Laredo, because from Reynosa to San Fernando, there is a more ancient history, the longest lived cartel of Mexico, which can be attributed to the birth of the Zetas.
Tamaulipas is composed of 43 Municipalities, of which few do not have organized crime activities in its streets.
| Los Zetas CDG |
There have been more than ten years of violence in the state, of failed strategies, and where cells of criminals have multiplied as has been documented at nuevolaredoenvivonoticias.blogspot.mx. along with other blogs like Valor por Tamaulipas ( and Borderland Beat: Otis ).
Experts explain that the resurgence in violence in this state, burst forth due to fighting between small groups of criminal organisation, born under the banner of Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, but now they have gained autonomy and fight over state territory.
Eduardo Buscaglia details that in Tamaulipas there is actually "a fight between factions of criminal networks, many of them franchises of Los Zetas and CDG, fiercely disputing territory, at the same time expanding and acquiring autonomy.
An investigator from the University of Colombia adds that "in the delinquents, there is a proper lack of organisation, a country where central authority is widely fragmented and captured by the criminal groups."
"The criminal organisations are like a business, they have sections dedicated to logistics, sale of drugs, and kidnapping among other crimes, but at some point these groups expand and start competing with cartels, which can lead to them being employed by the cartels, this leads to fierce struggles between groups and the population is more vulnerable to the violence they employ."
Caption at bottom of picture: "Group Lacoste", "Los Fresitas", "Los Sierra", "Los Pantera", and Ciclones of the Cartel del Golfo, and "Las Fuerza Especiales Zetas", operate in all the Municipalities listed.
The blockades and violence of the last weeks are not a coincidence, they have to do with the need to say, here we are and this is what we do, says Gustavo Lopez Montiel.
In relation to this, the Chairman of the Committee for Human Rights of Nuevo Laredo, Raymundo Ramos Vazquez, expressed that the Government strategy "was born dead, because they are repeating the strategy of Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, to face violence with violence, bringing to the streets thousand of military and police personnel without attacking the causes."
He stressed that if the current violence does not significantly reduce, there is a risk that the elections of 7th of June will have very little participation, or something more serious may happen, such as in the past elections of Governors, when the PRI candidate of the first judiciary was murdered.
Actually the fragmentation of Los Zetas and CDG increments the violence and complicates the criminal state map according the PGJE, there has been an increase of criminal activities, which confirms the thesis of social breakdown for those living in state. This is in large part due to impunity, shortage of work, and a fall in productive sectors.
Below is the actual configuration of criminals in Tamaulipas.
And for the Zetas
Original article in Spanish at Tamaulipas 3.0
With additional material from http://nuevolaredoenvivonoticias.blogspot.mx