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Mexico Withholds DNA Info on 'Slain' Zetas Leader's Body

MEXICO / 24 SEP 2014

Mexico's Attorney General's Office has refused to release DNA testing results that would confirm the identity of slain Zetas leader Heriberto Lazcano, alias "Z3," who was allegedly killed in a…

ILLEGAL MINING / 30 OCT 2012

A former governor and PRI leader in Mexico has claimed that the Zetas have broadened their activities to include coal mining in the northern state of…

MEXICO / 30 OCT 2012

Samuel Logan looks at what the future holds for the Zetas after the death of leader Heriberto Lazcano, arguing that the gang will become less controlled and more…

MEXICO / 19 OCT 2012

As conspiracy theories about the death of Heriberto Lazcano continue to circulate, Mexican authorities said they would exhume his parents' remains in order to perform a DNA test and…

MEXICO / 18 OCT 2012

The death of Heriberto Lazcano in a shootout with marines last week marks another in a series of takedowns of Mexico’s most wanted capos, but the…

MEXICO / 17 OCT 2012

With reports of the death of Zetas leader Heriberto Lazcano, alias “Z-3,” there are already plenty of conspiracy theories for why his body disappeared -- including assertions that…

MEXICO / 10 OCT 2012

Mexican officials didn’t identify Heriberto Lazcano, alias “Z-3,” until after they had killed him and his body had been stolen, in a testament to the low profile maintained…

MEXICO / 10 OCT 2012

The end of Zetas boss Heriberto Lazcano is part of a long list of Mexican drug traffickers whose "death" provoked more questions than answers, argues David…

MEXICO / 9 OCT 2012

The Mexican Navy said Zetas leader Heriberto Lazcano, alias "Z-3," was killed in a firefight with marines on Sunday afternoon -- a loss which could accelerate the group's slide…

MEXICO / 27 SEP 2012

Mexicos' marines have arrested a top Zetas commander responsible for a bloody rift within the cartel, but even his capture will not be able to stop the group from…

MEXICO / 24 AUG 2012

Regardless of the veracity of the current rumors that Mexico's feared Zetas organization has split into pieces, the organization's breakup is a foregone conclusion given the group's local revenue streams.

MEXICO / 14 MAR 2012

The Zetas forced one of their henchmen to surrender to the authorities after killing a US agent last year, in the hope of heading off a Washington-backed offensive against the…

MEXICO / 11 MAY 2011

The Mexican drug gang known as the Zetas, who stand accused of beating scores of people to death in Tamaulipas and then dumping their bodies in mass graves,…

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