Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mexico has recognized these 7 emerging cartels

Posted by DD.  Material from Business Insider and Insight Crime and Cronical Today


In the world of organized crime in Mexico where it is seemingly impossible to know, as Abbot and Costellp framed the question in their famous sketch "who is on first base"  (for you youngsters out there look it up) things just got a little crazier.

The PGR, (Attorney General's office) Specializing in the Investigation of Organized Crime has designated  seven groups operating in Mexico as the newest cartels.  

Designating emerging groups as cartels can be misleading, or at least confusing.  The term imvokes a image of a monolithic vertically integrated that controls the production, procurement, processing, packaging, transporting, and delivering the finished product (drugs) to wholesalers or retailers.  These new groups that have been designated as cartels do not fit that mold, but perhaps reflect reflect the changing face of drug trafficking in Mexico and the evolution of organized crime over the last few years.

The "King Pin Strategy" initiated by President Calderon on 2006 and continued through the first half of Pena Nieto's administration (even though he said when elected that he would pursue a strategy of eliminating local crime rather than just taking out the leaders of the large cartels) has been relatively successful in killing or capturing nearly all of the "top ranking jefes."

 This frontal assault on Mexico's once-powerful cartels has contributed to their fragmentation, with mid- and low-ranking members breaking off to form their own criminal enterprises.  These new "cartels" are the result, though few have gained the the power or success of their predecessor cartels.


As Insight Crime noted  these new groups have diversified their revenue streams, moving away from large-scale international drug trafficking into locally-focused criminal activities -- such as extortion, kidnapping, resource theft, or charging "piso" for the use of their territory. They also tend to specialize in one particular aspect of the drug trade (such as selling precursor chemicals or smuggling drugs through airports), forming part of a horizontal network of diverse, geographically disperse criminal groupings that coordinate (or not) their illicit activities.

The new groups identified by the PGR as reported in Cronicle Today are;  Cartel del Estate , Precursor Chemical Cartel, Mazatlecos, Chapo Isidro, Office, Airport and New People South ... in most cases they were born as cells or armed wings of criminal organizations  already known , but its criminal developments led to the SEIDO to designate or reclassify them as cartels in the current map of the narcos. . 

Contacts abroad -especially, South America and the United States for drug trafficking, presence in several states, regional leadership, firepower and recruitment are factors by which they left behind the label "cell".  .

THE NEW CARTELS

The Cartel del Estate.  It's main area of influence is  the center of the country and specifically the State of Mexico, hence its name. But its birth  will be defined as a split from La Familia Michoacana, but its portfolio of  violence, kidnapping,  charges for piso,  and distribution of narcotic granted it an independent feature.  

 
One of its major operating core is the city of Valle de Bravo, where ironically the National Gendarmerie
premiered, (which EPN created to fight orgainized crime since mid-2014) 

The Precursor Chemical Cartel  Little is known of this organization and who leads it  but its reach is national and international, it has specialized in the trade of at least three dozen chemicals needed for the processing of poppy, coca and heroin. Some of these liquids are hexane, methanol, ethyl burilo, ethyl and isopropyl, kerosene, hydrochloric and sulfuric acid, butyl alcohol, chloroform and diacetone ..


As its name implies, it deals largely with the sourcing and distribution of the precursor chemicals needed for large-scale drug production,   It is believed they have hidden laboratories in the jungle and remote mountain areas for the use of customers to to process the chemicals into finished product.  This modality suggest a Columbian influence.

The Mazatlecos Cartel.  

It emerged in the Sinaloa coast under the shelter of a unique partnership: Beltran Leyva and Zetas. Its objective? Dispute the Sinaloa Cartel dominance in states like Sinaloa, Sonora, Durango and Nayarit. It came to be located in the chain of command to descendants of the Beltran: children, nephews and brothers and friends and other men loyal to the group.  
 Alfredo Beltran Leyva Mocha (arrested in 2008), is one of its most idealized figures ... It has come to be considered one of the most ruthless organizations for their torture and killing methods, such as using scissors or ice picks, his fascination with calcination at enemies and using mass graves. 

 In addition to the narcotics business, has specialized in extortion and kidnappings and in almost all cases, the victims are killed. One of its most structured aspects is the use of recruiters for the killings, especially young people and adolescents, many of whom belong to street gangs. They offer fixed salary and incentives for goals achieved prior confinement in training camps where the same are taught the use of weapons that use sophisticated technology for monitoring and warning. 

 The Cartel del Chapo Isadora. 

 Its name comes from Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias El Chapo Isidro, who became one of the leading managers in the trafficking of marijuana, manufacture of synthetic and communication systems of the Pacific drug cartel, now transformed into the enemy. The US government has identified the cartel responsible for distributing large amounts of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine into the United States. 
 
The US Bureau of Foreign Assets (OFAC) has identified that their illegal activities allegedly used construction companies engaged in land transportation, gas stations and vehicles.

.Cartel de la Oficina  

The Office Cartel is comprised of defected members from the armed portions of the Beltran Leyva Organization, Zetas, and Sinaloa Cartel.  It is believed to operate in  the states of Baja California Sur, Mexico, Querétaro, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Zacatecas and Coahuila.  The leader is believed to be the brother of the former leader, Daniel Fernandez de La Vega, known as El Pelacas, Calaveras or 7, arrested in 2014 in a luxury subdivision Puebla.  


As noted in Cronicle Today, SEIDO described him as;
 
"an extremely violent and bloody kind, strikes fear in chilling murders that generate fear and anxiety among the population. He is fond of absolute obedience "

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The group is known for its extremely violent tactics, the PGR notes, including kidnapping and murders that are intended to scare the local population into compliance.

 This group has been associated with the kidnapping of former presidential candidate PAN's Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, in May 2010. 

Cartel de Gente Nuevo del Sur

 Its tentacles reach Tabasco, Yucatan and Campeche, whose rule had been fought so far by different factions. Ciudad del Carmen is identified as one of its major operational centers,since  2014, when the first signs of criminal action. It differs because it has opted besides the range of narcotics, kidnappings, extortions  and floor- charges by the proliferation of illegal connections and subsequent trafficking of hydrocarbons.  


 For this portfolio, it has divided its structure composed of leaders, managers, assassins, hawks and so-called negotiators who do the extortion of  owners, managers and even security guards of companies engaged in business such as transport of goods, people and tourism, fishing and shipping industry.  One of their negotiating tactics is murder.
Cartel del Aeropuerto 

As noted by Business Insider:

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The PGR admits that it has little information about the Airport Cartel, but the group is thought to be spread across Mexico and is the most technically proficient at smuggling drugs through aerial operations.

Insight Crime notes that the cartel likely uses commercial airports and private airstrips to smuggle drugs throughout the country and to an international audience.


76 comments:

  1. hydrocarbons = gas. i had to google it. its apparently common knwoledge

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    1. "Gas" is not easy to traffic, what is talked about here is gasoline and diesel, you could steal methane from the cows or from some commenters, but they ain't too much money on it...
      --unless you light up a GOOD FIRE, take a video, and post it to youtube, noisiest seem to be doing better too...

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    2. Hahahahahahaahah @ 10:39!! This is the first comment i read after looking it up myself. Hahahahahaahah
      Munke

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    3. What is so funny munkee?
      Have you been smokin' that whack too?
      Have my autograph.. to munke: anonymous

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  2. shoudlve just copy and pasta the insight crime artical .. jeez

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    1. @10:41PM. Would have been a lot less work for me but copyright laws are being more strictly enforced and we are more limited in what we can cut and paste now.

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    2. Insight is in spanish? I ain't gonna check you know?
      --I can only narrowly check BB daily, because we, the ones obama's foodstamp program left out, have to work, once in a while at least...

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    3. @5:35......no its not in spanish, and i bet you also have a 1995 4x4 truck and live in a holler down yonder. I can also see you being one of those hill billy deluxe people that think the governments is going to come and personaly confiscate your shotguns and rifles arent ya?!
      Munke

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    4. Munke, munkee, I spent my minutes lissenin' to wisky jug band music, the VAN is 79, Plymouth Voyager, painted flat black, I live on it down by the river, but we ain't no hillbilly, we don't want to be abducted by extraterrestrials and probed, like yer breed...

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    5. Ok. Mr Coyote your time is up..

      Froze him Munke... Them aliens want to do some interrogation on his ass. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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    6. Who controls who, do aliens control us or do we control us?...Because we can not control them....Even if there is one or two flying saucers on area51, or a couple of deceased e.t. bodies in your ranch..

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    7. Oohhh, munk, romance is on with willis the wily coyote, watch it, te va a caer la sal, just don't call it 'bromance'

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  3. this article was from last summer wow lol ... i thought bb was breaking news

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    1. Good eye 10:47. I first saw the story at Business Insider and it was dated 2/19/2016 at 1:55PM. BI is usually a reliable and trusted source and soI did not check the dates on the Insight Crime and Cronicle Today stories.

      Even though PGR's announcement of the new cartels was made in August of last year I am not sure many people took note of it. Had you heard of all of those cartels prior to this article?

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    2. This was still a good articloe and enlightning! Thanks, dd!!

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    3. 6:08 I guess some TROLLS only check after arsticles are posted to come up with the upperhanded 'oneupmanship'...
      --Whatta empty lives some trolls lead!!!
      --Buy a cat, lady!

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    4. Hahahahaahabahahahah "oneupmanship" sooo true. Thanks DD, i had no idea and never heard of any of these groups...you guys and gals are doing a great job here on BB...we all really apprecaite all you guys do!
      Munke

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  4. They forgot el cartel del Chapulin Colorado y el cartel del Chavo del Ocho....ridiculous article....

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    1. @11:31. I said at the beginning of the story that things in the cartel world were getting crazy. As far as the article being ridiculous, it is merely reporting what PGR announced.

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    2. Y tambien el Cartel de los Estupid Asses

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    3. It's the reality, from other groups they split then create more groups. Must be hundreds of groups like those in that country, the good thing about it is, smaller cartels are easier to control, the bad thing is they suck at controlling any crime group they just let them grow and grow until they become an unmanageable threat. BOOYAH! ! ! !

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    4. @151; Another good thing about the smaller groups is that being under the umbrella of a large cartel, they don't have the resources to bribe top level officials a $million dollars a month for protection. In time the Federal Government and state governments might become less corrupt.

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  5. Back in the 90s you had the real giants. Sophisticated Mafias ahead of the curve. The Arellanos and Carillos.

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    1. Back in the days they were still the same trash, just more govt control over things, less competion they had it easier. Now you have a bunch of mdfs trying to be like al capone running chicago.

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    2. The sophistication was due to: WE the RABBLE had no Internet or wikileaks available TO TELL US WHO THE DEVIL WAS...
      --in mexico it was the PRI, the government, the DFS, Atracomulco cartel, sonors, sinaloa, DF, televisa, and all the other puppets of the "american rogue agents", CIA, DEA, the US ambassadors...

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  6. the juarez cartel is the cartel that has been the most peaceful cartel in 2015 and this year... They just been chilling in Chihuahua state

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    1. Yes they now get paid by other cartels including cds former rival to help get the drugs over the border

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    2. That is true but carillos dont run anything no more, la linea is running cd juarez now. Rumor also has it there is a new group named paso del norte organization that is with la linea.

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    3. Chiguauguau State Police was successful in getting ALL THE BUSINESS under one bandera, I mean one umbrella, the governor Cesar Duarte's unbrella... very smart, "El Capulina" is all a millionaire, in dollars!!! pa'cabala de chingar...

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    4. La Linea still answers to the Carrillos. If they don't listen then it's Los Linces coming for your ass. The Aztecas and La Linea lost quite a few foot soldiers because they didn't follow instructions set by the high command between 2012-2014. Los Linces cleaned up the ranks and that's why Chihuas is so quiet. Just because the puppet masters are keeping a low profile doesn't mean they aren't in control of Chihuas.

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    5. @6:25 If what you say is true then the Carrillos from Sinaloa are the ones that fucked up cd Juarez with the killing of women and extortions and shit then! And people say Sinaloenses are only about drugs. Hahaha! Guess this is why Chapo managed to gain a foothold in the city also! The Carrillos should take care of the city and concentrate on moving drugs in the future instead of trying to fuck it up again! Only time will tell is that happens though.

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    6. My point is 8:28 that the Carrillos cleaned house of the rapist and extortionist under their command or anyone that didn't play by the rules. Also they exterminated those who jump ship to the CDS when Chapo came for Chihuas. Carrillos have a lot power and influence in Chihuas and not even the "mighty" Chapo Guzman could take full control of Chihuas from them. It's not where you are from (Sinaloa) its where you are at (Chihuas).

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    7. My friend... As much as you are fond of the Carrillos in Juaritos or Chihuas.. The fact is they are in hiding as much as any other cartel leader or boss. Rest assured.. No cartel has the absolute power in any one region. Another fact is.. 3/4 of Carrillos have been killed. Not in Chihuas.. But in Sinaloa.. Where they ALL lived up until a few years ago. This sent the Juarez cartel submission. Their attemp at alliances w zetas proved fruitless. They now work with.. And at times for other cartels... Mainly Sinaloa n Golfo to facilitate and make peofit...and stay alive and out of prisons. Having lived and been active in both juarez n tijuana i can tell you Juarez Cartel is by no means... The end all of Chihuas.
      Agent Sabotage

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  7. Lines areas ejecutivas de Pachuca, run by his wife puts Carlos Ahumada Kurtz in the middle of the shit again! Their several jets would be useful to a little operation, but the big airports were controlled by commander of DFS julian slim helu, since the 70's for his brother el hombre mas rico del mundo, Carlos slim helú, then el señor de los cielos, Then TAESA OF THE HANK ROHNS and now peña nieto, another atracomulca...
    --nooo, don't mess with the boss...

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  8. Kinda funny one says little known but we know they are international and one of the largest supply of liquids needed? For not to know enough, I'd say plenty is known right there. Confusing and contradicting at the same time.

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    1. Confucious Disciples are never confused, my dear ninja turtle...

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  9. there's actually a cartel called Precursor Cartel?
    seriously? they couldnt come up with a better name?

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    1. @12:57 I thought the same thing when I read the PGR announcement. I think PGR must have come up with the names. The new cartels may or may not like them. They might have to petition PGR to change the name. haha.

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  10. Great article!You can definitely see all the diversification out there as 'the big guys' go down.

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    1. With the diversification of cartels, comes the diversity of capos, canadiana, more supply to find the ONE...

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    2. 1 they can trust.Good luck!We know what happens when they get too big for their britches.

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  11. Damn.. There sure are a lot of cartels in Mexico..

    Since more cartels usually means more rivalries I wouldn't expect things in Mexico to get better anytime soon.

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  12. We read these article daily. Here at borderland yet never in US press.

    Its intolerable and regular Mexicans need help.

    Well--I dig Mexico--people, land and culture.

    USA has to--declare Mexico--An Enemy of USA health/welfare and well being including the undermining of fundamental USA citizens freedoms.

    USA citizens have a fundamental right and a vested interest in our governments protection from----Mexico's poisonous imports, crime affecting states and Mexico's failure to fulfill agreements between both countries.

    It is the government of Mexico--not its people. The government and cartels are. apparently, seamless associates.

    With all of USA high tech. Tis time to amass hundreds of targets inside Mexico from--indicted capos to jungle labs. A simultaneous drug mission within Mexico---100k troops, air to land aircraft and on the ground, computer/phone hacks/tracks and deactivation, and sabotage--like the French Resistance in WW II.

    Aren't you all sick and tired of these evil socio/psychopaths. These capos and tough guys are---absolutely insane. Mexico = a reflection of insanity.

    If I was a Mexican I would be down there with a massive group of covert mercenaries from USA all with Mexican heritage. To see ones country destroyed is abhorrent. I know, I talk like a tough guy but you get the point. Would be a difficult organizational process--anyway.

    For those so concerned about illegals. What would you do--right--get the heck out of Mexico. Clean up Mexico and none would leave. Really--Mexico may not offer great wealth but it has so much wealth in culture, family and a beautiful diverse environment.

    Many illegals find USA just a stressful productivity at all cost kind of country. Manual work is contemporary slave labor--when US employers pay illegals a non- livable wage. Most would go back home in a second to be with family and have a peaceful fiesta. I understand being impoverished in Mexico can be far worse than USA but some things are more important to cherish family. In USA we have lost much of our extended families due to relocations and size of country. Mexicans are far more likely to remain near/with family and that is comforting when in a state of daily survival for many it---beats the rat race in USA. USA work ethic is BS and propaganda of the rich.

    Cheers

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    1. "USA citizens have a fundamental right and a vested interest in our governments protection from----Mexico's poisonous imports, crime affecting states and Mexico's failure to fulfill agreements between both countries. "


      So legalize all street drugs..End of the majority of the problem with Mexican Cartels..The profits for drugs of American street gangs..and if its about the life, and health of American Citizens using drugs, well, legalizing them, and having big pharma make them would make "street type drugs" much much safer/cheaper..A big part of the problem is now solved..since we know more laws, harsher punishment doesn't work(nor will a massive wall)..dww

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    2. In mexico you are lucky if you get a 5 dollar a day job...
      On the USA anybody can get 8 dollars an hour job, do the meth...
      --The technology you talk about has been used and provided by the US and rival cartels with FREE TRAINING!!! To the mexican government and its sicarios on the military and police to protect their shipments el chapo and the beltranuses and the arellanuses handle for them, among other minor mini good for nothing traffickers of car wash water buckets...but that info was a privileged secret, until Mr ass angel and Snowden broke the town lights with their "mamadas" and exposed the US government for what it is, a serious business populated by too many criminals with too much official impunity and presidential pardons, in the name of "national security"

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    3. 2:40 The US government partakes and, or protects the american drug traffickers that make and keep most of the profits the "poisonous products" produce, the mexicans make some for moving shit, and for producing some, but it all goes.to the banks to stay...
      --the US sees mexico as a "prize",a land to raise their cattle, cheap, a mine, a source of richness and as a banana republic and as next door tourist destination, a.mark, a target, as the dumbass partner to short change, and now you want the US to see mexico as the enemy...
      --the US is its own enemy, that is its big problem, and 90% of the solution...

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  13. Airport cartel, specializes in transport drugs thru aircraft.

    Real estate cartel, specializes in trafficking ingredients for drugs.

    Ya nomas falta, Exótico animal cartel, specializes in exotic animals.

    Wow, new form of trafficking. I'm not surprised were in 2016 reaching 2020. The future.

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  14. Good job DD. But don't explain yourself to detractors. If they want to complain about BB, fuck em. Tell em to go elsewhere.

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  15. What about the Cartel del Avocado? I hear they are a ruthless organization of Avocado farmers who have a history of violence against lime farmers. The US Agricultural Dept says The Avocado Cartel ships more avocado's than any criminal enterprise in Mexico. Using crates and boxes to conceal their shipments. And paying off Customs Agents with 100% natural guacamole. Their leader, Fausto "El Speedy" Gonzalez rules with an iron plow.

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  16. Would of thought the Mazatlecos, was Chapo Isidros group..

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    1. It is! Chapo Isidro along with his operators the Hs.

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    2. Mazatlecos split some became mochomera and some went to Sinaloa that's how the war for mochis came intense with 2letras and Sinaloa

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  17. What's up with these bogus ass names??? All that money that they make you would think that they would invest in adverstiment

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  18. Whoever cobbled together the original piece for the PGR surely also writes for SNL (Saturday Night Live). IMHO, nothing more than disinformation with a sprinkling of half truths. Strategic and tactical motives are puzzling and probably out of a Dick Tracey comic book.

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  19. Thanks for the info, however dated. I also had to shake my head about the Precursor and Chapo Isadora. Looks like the Google translator has been working overtime ... and poorly at that. But let's not make this about grammar. I urge BB to not translate names or to provide the original names in Spanish, so that readers can see what the people in Mexico see these groups to be.

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    1. Hey Peace Prof how big is your mama's basement?
      Maybe we can live there.

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  20. What about el cartel de peña nieto?

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  21. Poorly written article. Where does BB get its writers from. There should be an email where we can submit our own articles, because I surely could write circles around the staff. I guarantee. With the atrocious comment policy, I highly doubt this comment will make it through, so more directed to the clowns who run the site

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    1. @2:12 The email address for BB is on the front page, at the top and to the right. We welcome stories from readers. In answer to you question, BB get its writers from volunteers (that means no one on this site gets paid) who devote many hours researching and writing stories.

      However, an alternative is if you think BB reporters are so bad and you are such a good writer, and you think the BB comment policy is atrocious, the site is run by clowns, I would suggest you start your own blog and show us how good you are.
      Will be waiting for your email and article.
      DD

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  22. By all means Mexico.Recognize them so you can collect your piso.

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  23. Masatlecos been around for at least 3 years. Plus, I think this article is not accurate. New cartels are. CTNG,La Nueva Família Michoacana. La officina is an old cartel that doesnt exist anymore lol

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    1. @4:51 don't blame me. The article is accurate in reporting what the PGR said.

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    2. Mazatlecos have been around since the war started in '09 con la Limpia Mazatleca(great corrido).. so I'm sure they been around for almost a decade..
      -eLxBarrett

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  24. I think they U.S. needs large number of James Bond types to just go around doing assassinating these fuckers . You know like real James bond like, slick and secret and undetected .
    Or do they already ?

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    1. Just them? What about the other twisted mfs high, high up in the echelons giving orders from there?

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  25. It's funny how people's don't really blabber about cds taking over everything no more :) ....especially N juarez like they would N the past.since they lost support of the government N what not :)

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  26. Chivas...how about that school teacher that's wanted in El Paso. She and her brothers are on the run.

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    1. I saw that, I thought someone would post the story. If I have time today I will see if someone can

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  27. Man, narco anarchy!! You gotta love it. So much for the war on drugs in Mexico and the US. The big monsters are divided into many little monsters.

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  28. Lol chapo isidora

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  29. Shows how little you posers on here know CHAPO ISIDRIO HAS BEEN IN PRISON SINCE DECEMBER

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