Nov 28, 2011

Drug War Bloodshed: Guadalajara and Sinaloa Massacres Raise Questions

A reveiw of various speculations about what cartel dynamics are behing last weeks massacres in Guadalajara and Sinaloa and what they may portend.

Justice in Mexico: "In a new surge of cartel violence, the city of Guadalajara was shocked last Wednesday when vans full of bodies were found in the center of the city. ... a circle of parked vans loaded with 26 corpses was discovered in a busy area, during the morning of November 23, 2011.

... The Sinaloa cartel is considered to be the most powerful cartel in Mexico. Control of the Guadalajara area is very valuable to cartels as the routes that run through Guadalajara provide access to both Ciudad Juarez and Mexicali, both the ideal drug trafficking routes to the United States. Guadalajara is the gateway to the main highway running through western Mexico, including mega drug production state Michoacan, and continues north toward the Pacific Coast state of Sinaloa where the Sinaloa Cartel is based." read more

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