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    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town on a major highway in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, arresting local police officers and searching homes after a vigilante leader was killed. Several opened fire on a car of Mexican tourists headed to the beach for Easter week.

    Members of the area's self-described "community police" say more than 1,500 members of the force were stopping traffic Wednesday at improvised checkpoints in the town of Tierra Colorado, which sits on the highway connecting Mexico City to Acapulco. They arrested 12 police and the former director of public security in the town after a leader of the state's vigilante movement was slain on Monday.
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    Default Mexico Restrics Official Reports About Organized Crime

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    Default How to Win the Mexican Drug War

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    Default Why Mexico's Zetas Expanded Faster than their Rivals

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    The Mexicans are wisely considering a new approach to address the threat from the Cartels, but that is making some of our so called experts nervous. The fact remains that the current strategy is not working, so clinging to it in hopes that it will eventually work seems a little over the top.

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    U.S. role at a crossroads in Mexico’s intelligence war on the cartels

    The article points out that the new administration in Mexico is not going to focus on arresting drug kingpins due the violence that has resulted from this approach. U.S. concerns are that the new administration will seek some sort of truce of with the Cartels. One would hope there are other alternatives between continuing a failed strategy and making an under the table peace deal with the cartels.

    During a meeting between Mexican and U.S. security leaders

    the U.S. briefers left out the fact that most of the 25 kingpin taken off the streets in the past five years had been removed because of U.S.-supplied information, often including the location of top cartel members in real time, according to people familiar with the meeting
    Also unremarked upon was the mounting criticism that success against the cartels’ leadership had helped incite more violence than anyone had predicted
    Meanwhile, the drug flow into the United States continued unabated. Mexico remains the U.S. market’s largest supplier of heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine and the transshipment point for 95 percent of its cocaine.

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    Default Friction Rises as Mexico Curbs U.S Role in Drug Fight

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    Default The Revenge of Geography: Why Mexico Matters

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    Default Ruthless Mexican Drug Cartel Recruiting in the U.S.; Los Zetas Looks to Prisons, Stre

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    Drugs, Chaos And Violence Darken Mexico's 'Midnight'
    http://www.npr.org/2013/07/09/196314...xicos-midnight
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    Zetas leader captured by Mexican marines, authorities confirm, by Alfredo Corchado. Dallas News, 15 July 2013.
    MEXICO CITY — Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, or “40,” leader of the brutal Zetas paramilitary drug cartel, has been captured, authorities on both sides of the border confirmed.

    Known as much for his brutality as for his binational ties, Treviño Morales, who has ties to the Dallas area, was captured by Mexican marines early Monday near the border town of Nuevo Laredo, signaling the biggest victory against organized crime for the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto. The Zetas’ rise to power in Mexico changed the dynamics and ushered in a new era of violence across the country.
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    Came here to add exactly that, have this as a bonus.

    Officials have described Miguel Angel Trevino, aka "Z-40," as a brutal killer who liked to "stew" his enemies by plunging them in containers of oil and fuel before lighting them on fire, AFP reports.
    Bet he's a blast at parties.

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    Default Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #19: Sniper Rifle Use in Mexico

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    Default On the Arrest of Mexican Drug Kingpin Z-40

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    Default The capture of the Los Zetas leader

    An overview from KoW, which ends with:
    The arrest of Trevio Morales is a strong signal of Mexicos capacity to go against the most violent criminal groups. But Los Zetas strategic thinking remains a powerful influence over criminal actors there, some of which may now apply this way of combat to explore gaps in their old enemys structure.
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    MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen ambushed and killed one of Mexico's highest ranking navy officials and the officer escorting him Sunday in the rough western state of Michoacan, authorities said. Two other people were injured in the shooting in an area where a fight between rival drug cartels has caused a new outburst of violence.

    The state prosecutors' office said the attack on Vice Adm. Carlos Miguel Salazar happened on a dirt road near the town of Churintzio. The motive was unclear, but Salazar is the top navy commander in the neighboring Pacific coastal state of Jalisco.
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    Default Counterinsurgency Lessons for Mexico’s Drug War: Interpreting Spasms of Violence

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    How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs

    As the violence spread, billions of dollars of cartel cash began to seep into the global financial system. But a special investigation by the Observer reveals how the increasingly frantic warnings of one London whistleblower were ignored
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