Mexican Cartels: Sinaloa vs Los Zetas

Currently, the Sinaloa and Los Zetas Cartels are in a war, forcing other cartels to take sides and new alliances are forming. Unfortunately, 60,000 people have died since President Calderón (PAN) declared war on drug traffickers in 2006. Hispanically Speaking News does a side-by-side comparison of Mexico's most ruthless cartels, Sinaloa and Los Zetas.
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MEXICAN CARTELS SINALOA VS LOS ZETAS Currently, the Sinaloa and Los Zetas Cartels are in a war, forcing other cartels to take sides and new alliances are forming. Unfortunately, 60,000 people have died since President Calderメ_n (PAN) declared war on drug traffickers in 2006. SINALOA CARTEL Founder: 1989 Originally part of: Guadalajara Cartel Allies: Gulf Cartel, Knights Templar Enemies: Los Zetas, Juメヘrez Cartel, Tijuana Cartel PRESENCE Controls 17 states, Sinaloa recently lost some territories to the Zetas Also, Sinaloa has a presence reaching from New York to Buenos Aires WANTED "EL CHAPO GUZMメチN" JOAQUメヘN GUZMメチN LOERA $5,000,000 REWARD ORGANIZATION The Boss: "El Chapo" Guzmメヘn Many cartel members are related by blood or marriage, creating a central bond of blood TACTICS Bribe over bullet, alliance over fighting Corrupting police & military Relying on connections at the highest level Connected to National Action Party (PAN) politicians CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES Drug trafficking Murder LOS ZETAS CARTEL Founded: 1999 Originally part of: Gulf Cartel Allies: Beltrメヘn-Leyva Cartel, Juメヘrez Cartel, Tijuana Cartel Enemies: Sinaloa Cartel, Gulf Cartel, La Familia Cartel PRESENCE Controls over 11 states, the Zetas have the largest territory in Mexico Also, Zetas have a presence in the U.S.A. & Guatemala WANTED "EL LAZCA" OR "Z-3" HERIBERTO LAZCANO $5,000,000 REWARD ORGANIZATION The Boss: El Lazca, Z-3, or The Executioner Isolated semi-independent cells TACTICS Do not buy alliances, terrorize enemies Shock-and-awe violence Highly organized, technologically advanced Intimidation CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES Drug trafficking Human trafficking Kidnapping Murder Arms trafficking