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AYOTZINAPA / 14 OCT 2014

Following attacks against student protesters in Mexico's Guerrero state, a guerrilla group has declared war on the Guerreros Unidos criminal organization, a move that could further complicate an already tenuous…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 9 OCT 2014

A recent massacre of student protesters in the turbulent state of Guerrero has shined a spotlight on the Guerreros Unidos -- the criminal organization reportedly behind the murders -- and on…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 6 OCT 2014

Police in Guerrero state, Mexico, collaborated with a drug cartel to kill a group of student protesters, according to the state attorney general, highlighting the often blurred line between criminals and…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 1 JUL 2014

Mexico's army has killed 22 alleged members of the Guerreros Unidos drug gang, a cartel splinter group causing chaos in southern Mexico, which may have provoked the military a step…

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 22 JAN 2013

Mexico's gangland violence is licking once again at the crowded and chaotic edges of the nation's capital, claiming more than two score lives since January 14 and illustrating again how…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 10 SEP 2012

The resurfacing of Guerreros Unidos, a fragment of a larger transnational criminal organization whose leader was arrested in July, calls into question the claim that these smaller organizations should be easier…

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 19 JUL 2012

While Mexican authorities have dealt a blow to a powerful Guerrero-based gang, the state's seemingly endless number of emerging gangs suggests that another will soon rise to…

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 30 MAY 2012

Splinters of once-powerful criminal cartels are causing havoc in the central state of Morelos, in an example of how much of Mexico's violence is now driven by newly formed, local…

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