Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mexico's Drug Cartel War Is Now Down To 2 Major Players

Mexico's Top 2 Crime Gangs Engaged In Turf War -- McClatchy News

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexico's two most powerful criminal gangs are locked in a titanic battle for control of the country's heartland in a struggle that's redrawn Mexico's map of violence.

Violence has dropped along the U.S. border, with Ciudad Juarez, once considered the most violent city in the world, seeing a 35 percent decline in homicides this year.

That good news is balanced by bad news in Guadalajara, Culiacan and Veracruz, where the Sinaloa cartel, whose bulwark has always been Mexico's Pacific coast, and the Zetas, a violent gang that originally was created to protect the Gulf cartel along the Gulf of Mexico coast, are locked in a spiraling struggle that's seen each gang invade the other's territory.

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My Comment: This conflict is now coming down to two major players .... in short .... expect 2012 to be Mexico's worse year in casulaties and homicides as a result of this drug turf war.

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