All About Zetas

US/MEXICO BORDER / 28 JUL 2016

Criminal groups and corrupt officials are the main beneficiaries of a US inspired shift in Mexico's policy that is endangering migrants, according to a new report, and the recent US…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 27 JUL 2016

Authorities in Mexico continue to focus on hunting down the heads of the country's most prominent cartels, pursuing a kingpin strategy that will probably do little to cure a dire…

JALISCO CARTEL / 25 JUL 2016

The third reporter murdered in the southern Mexico state of Veracruz this year was gunned down in front of his family despite being under police protection at the time, illustrating…

MEXICO / 20 JUL 2016

A federal jury in Texas convicted a former Zetas leader of multiple crimes committed in Mexico, underscoring a broader trend of the United States prosecuting foreign suspects for crimes committed…

MEXICO / 15 JUL 2016

As the trial of Zetas Cartel leader Marciano Millán Vázquez continued in San Antonio, Texas, witnesses took the stand to described how drug traffickers co-opted and controlled media outlets in…

JALISCO CARTEL / 15 JUL 2016

More than three years into the term of Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) and Sinaloa Cartel operate in 15 states combined, while the Zetas…

MEXICO / 8 JUL 2016

The former Zetas leader in Piedras Negras, Mexico, went on trial this week in San Antonio, Texas, on a number of charges linking him to a reign of terror the…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 7 JUN 2016

Mexico's Zetas crime syndicate and the government forces tasked with fighting it are both likely guilty of crimes against humanity according to a new report that calls for the establishment…

GULF CARTEL / 18 APR 2016

A former cartel lawyer who led the Los Zetas Cartel before fleeing Mexico was an exception to the "rule" that top kingpins did not try to hide in the United States.

MEXICO / 25 MAR 2016

The United States sentenced a Mexico businessman for laundering millions of dollars in drug proceeds for the Zetas criminal organization, concluding a long and cumbersome judicial process that demonstrates the…

MEXICO / 15 FEB 2016

The prison in northern Mexico where dozens died during a recent riot is a microcosm of all that is ailing Mexico's penitentiary system: corruption, overcrowding, deplorable living conditions and what…

MEXICO / 12 FEB 2016

A prison riot in northern Mexico has left 52 people dead, a stunning illustration of the chaotic and violent nature of the country's penitentiary system, as well as the tight…

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

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