The Zetas in Nuevo Laredo

MEXICO / 5 AUG 2017

After the capture of Zetas boss “Z40,” Nuevo Laredo is bracing itself for the worst. This investigation breaks down what makes the city such an important trafficking corridor, and what it will take for the Zetas to maintain control.

Chapter 1

Zetas Leader's First Task: Hold Nuevo Laredo

INFOGRAPHICS / 22 JUL 2013

Even before Zetas' leader Miguel "Z40" Treviño's surprising capture on July 16, Nuevo Laredo was slipping into a chaotic state of nearly constant dispute. Now Treviño's brother, "Omar," alias "Z42," will…

Chapter 2

2 Reasons Why Laredo Has Less Homicides than Nuevo Laredo

HOMICIDES / 22 JUL 2013

Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, sister cities along the US-Mexico border, are almost the same size. They have very similar economic motors, cultural heritage, populations and socio-economic indicators. Yet, in 2012,…

Chapter 3

How Mexico's PRI Can Make Nuevo Laredo into Its Juarez

MEXICO / 5 AUG 2013

Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez, once the country’s most violent city, has seen violence drop dramatically in the last three years. The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Christopher Wilson explores whether…

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