November 4, 2012

Zetas Cartel Occupies Mexican State

Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times

AP Photo

The aggressively expanding and gruesomely violent Zetas group dominates territory by controlling all aspects of local criminal businesses.

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TAGGED: Mexico Drug Wars, Drug War, Drugs, Zetas, Coahuila, Mexico


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