The Deadliest Cartel in Mexico | The War on Drugs

The Los Zetas Cartel changed the game in the Mexican War on Drugs. From the mid-2000s, they introduced an unprecedented level of violence – paramilitary-style executions, beheadings, bodies hung from bridges. But this was not simply psychopathic violence. These were special forces soldiers from the Mexican military – who had received specialized training from the… Continue reading The Deadliest Cartel in Mexico | The War on Drugs

On the Front Line With Mexico’s Warring Cartels

The end of 2021 will mark 15 years since the start of Mexico’s “guerra contra el narcotráfico,” a war against drug trafficking that officially began in December 2006, when thousands of soldiers were deployed to topple the cartel terrorizing the state of Michoacán. The war soon spread and plunged the entire country into a downward… Continue reading On the Front Line With Mexico’s Warring Cartels