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Los Mazatlecos
Los Mazatlecos (The Mazatlan people) is an enforcer gang of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel. It is reportedly led by Fausto Isidro Meza Flores. Activities Los Mazatlecos gang were formed in the coastal city of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, from where they take their name. Initially, the gang was at the service of the drug lord Alfredo Beltrán Leyva ("El Mochomo") until he was arrested by the Mexican authorities in 2008. After his arrest, Los Mazatlecos shifted their alliance to Alfredo's brother Héctor Beltrán Leyva, the current leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel. The group is one of the largest gangs working for the cartel's criminal umbrella. They are in a turf war against the Sinaloa Cartel, and are also responsible for numerous deaths and kidnappings on the Sinaloa and Durango area. References {{DEFAULTSORT:Mazatlecos, Los Category:Gangs in Mexico Category:Beltrán-Leyva Cartel Category:Mazatlán Category:Mexican drug war ...
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Alfredo Beltran Leyva
Alfredo (, ) is a cognate of the Germanic name Alfred and a common Italian, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish language personal name that may refer to: *Aldo Sambrell, a European actor also known as Alfredo Sanchez Brell *Alfredo (album), an album by Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist *Alfredo Armas Alfonzo (1921–1990), Venezuelan writer *Alfredo Alonso, Cuban-born media executive with Clear Channel Radio *Alfredo Azancot (1872–?), Chilean-based Portuguese architect *Alfredo Baldomir (1884–1948), President of Uruguay, soldier and architect *Alfredo Baquerizo (1859–1951), President of Ecuador *Alfredo Binda (1902–1986), Italian world champion cyclist *Alfredo Bryce (born 1939), Peruvian writer *Alfredo Casella (1883–1947), Italian composer, pianist and conductor *Alfredo Casero (born 1962), Argentine musician, actor and comedian *Alfredo Catalani (1854–1893), Italian operatic composer *Alfredo Cristiani (born 1947), President of El Salvador (1989–1994) *Alfredo Di Stéfano ...
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Sinaloa Cartel
The Sinaloa Cartel ( es|Cártel de Sinaloa), also known as the CDS, the Guzmán-Loera Organization, the Pacific Cartel, the Federation and the Blood Alliance, is a large international drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime syndicate established during the late 1980s. The cartel is primarily based in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, with operations in the Mexican states of Baja California, Durango, Sonora, and Chihuahua. The "Federation" was partially splintered when the Beltrán-Leyva brothers broke apart from the Sinaloa Cartel. The United States Intelligence Community considers the Sinaloa Cartel to be one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world, making it perhaps even more influential and capable than the infamous Medellín Cartel of Colombia during its prime in the 1980s and early 1990s. It has repeatedly been said to be one of the world's strongest criminal organizations and indisputably the most powerful in Mexico since at least the l ...
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Gangs In Mexico
Notable criminally-active gangs in Mexico include: *Beltrán-Leyva Cartel *Gulf Cartel *Juárez Cartel *Los Ántrax *Los Negros *Los Zetas *Sinaloa Cartel *Sonora Cartel *Sureños, US-Mexican gang *Tijuana Cartel *Cartel California Sur See also * List of gangs in the United States * Gangs in Australia * Gangs in Canada * Gangs in the United Kingdom * Gangs in New Zealand {{Gangs Mexico ...
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Excélsior
''Excélsior'' is a daily newspaper in Mexico City. It is the second oldest paper in the city after ''El Universal'', printing its first issue on March 18, 1917. History ''Excélsior'' was founded by Rafael Alducin and first published in Mexico City on March 18, 1917. In 1924, Alducin died at the age of 35, and his family led the newspaper into difficult times. Ultimately, it was reconstituted as a worker-owned cooperative in 1932, with one-time accountant Gilberto Figueroa named general manager. His ability to manage finances and broker compromise within the newspaper contributed to a successful 30-year reign, in which the newspaper would become politically and economically stable. Beginning in 1968, the newspaper's editorial stance was of a relatively liberal bent, under the editorship of Julio Scherer García. After Scherer left the newspaper in 1976, the editorial stance became more overtly supportive of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the Mexican establishment ...
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Borderland Beat
Borderland Beat (BB) is an English language news blog that reports on the Mexican Drug War. The blog was started in 2009 by an anonymous individual using the pseudonym Buggs. BB's reporters are mostly based in the U.S. and Mexico. Their main focus is to translate Spanish drug cartel news articles into English, and create analysis and research material about drug cartels, criminal figures, and the effects on the ongoing drug war. Origins BB was started in 2009 by "Buggs" (Alex Marentes), a retired Albuquerque Police Department officer and former active duty and reserve U.S. Marine. Buggs' intention was to report about the Mexican Drug War to U.S. readers. Buggs began translating Mexican drug cartel news articles from Spanish to English since mid-2008 but was using his personal blog as a platform. Realizing the dangers of reporting on his personal blog, he created BB and hosted it on Blogger, a platform owned by Google. Buggs came up with the name of the blog because "borderland" re ...
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Héctor Beltrán Leyva
Héctor Manuel Beltrán Leyva (6 May 1962 – 18 November 2018) was a Mexican drug lord and leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, a drug-trafficking organization. He was the brother of Arturo Beltrán Leyva (deceased), former leader of the cartel. Héctor was the second-in-command and rose to the leadership of the criminal organization after his brother's death on 16 December 2009 during a confrontation with Mexican marines. Career Although originally a part of the Sinaloa Cartel, the four Beltrán Leyva brothers broke ties with the organization in 2008 after Alfredo Beltrán Leyva was arrested by Mexican military special forces, and the Beltrán Leyva brothers blamed their boss Joaquín Guzmán (a.k.a. ''El Chapo''). In response to the supposed betrayal, the Beltrán Leyva brothers ordered the murder of 22-year-old Édgar Guzmán López, a son of Joaquín Guzmán, who was killed in a shopping center parking lot by at least 15 gunmen using assault rifles and grenade launchers. T ...
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Atta Mexicana
''Atta mexicana'' is a species of leaf-cutter ant, a New World ant of the subfamily Myrmicinae of the genus ''Atta''. This species is from one of the two genera of advanced attines (fungus-growing ants) within the tribe Attini. Description The queen is approximately 30 mm long, and dark brown. Workers are dark brown, with thorns. Soldiers grow up to 18 mm, and are well-fortified. The ants cut leaves and grow a basidiomycete fungus called ''Leucoagaricus gongylophoru''s (Agaricaceae) with them. Oleic acid is one of their undertaking triggers. Distribution ''A. mexicana'' is found in Mexico (where is commonly called hormiga chicatana, hormiga podadora de hoja/''desert ant'' and mochomo), and crosses into Arizona, United States. This species is highly adaptive, and thrives in such urban areas as Puerto Vallarta. Densities of A. mexicana nests are very high in numerous areas, including the resort community of Nuevo Vallarta. Culinary use The species is found in various ...
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Alfredo Beltrán Leyva
Alfredo Beltrán Leyva (born January 21, 1971), commonly referred to by his alias El Mochomo (The Desert Ant), is a convicted Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, a drug trafficking organization. He was one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords. Beltrán Leyva was responsible for smuggling multi-ton shipments of cocaine and methamphetamine to the United States from Mexico and South America between the 1990s and 2000s. He worked alongside his brothers Héctor, Carlos, and Arturo. In January 2008, Beltrán Leyva was arrested by the Mexican Army in Culiacán, Sinaloa, and imprisoned at the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1, Mexico's maximum-security prison. He was extradited to the U.S. in November 2014 for drug trafficking charges. In April 2017, he was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to forfeit US$529 million to the U.S. government. Early life and career Alfredo Beltrán Leyva was born in La Palma, Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico on January 21 ...
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Gulf Cartel
The Gulf Cartel ( es|link=no|Cártel del Golfo, ''Golfos'', or CDG) is a criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico, and perhaps one of the oldest organized crime groups in the country. It is currently based in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, directly across the U.S. border from Brownsville, Texas. Their network is international, and are believed to have dealings with crime groups in Europe, West Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and the United States. Besides drug trafficking, the Gulf Cartel operates through protection rackets, assassinations, extortions, kidnappings, and other criminal activities. The members of the Gulf Cartel are known for intimidating the population and for being particularly violent. Although its founder Juan Nepomuceno Guerra smuggled alcohol in large quantities to the United States during the Prohibition era, it was not until the 1980s that the cartel was formed and shifted to drug trafficking—primarily cocaine, methamphetamine a ...
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Los Ántrax
Los Ántrax is a large enforcer unit and hit squad for the Sinaloa Cartel, a major crime syndicate based in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The group was led by the drug lords Jesús Peña (alias "El 20"), José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa (alias "El Chino Ántrax"), René Velázquez Valenzuela (alias "El Sargento Phoenix"), among others, and they are responsible for a number of homicides and for providing armed security services to Ismael ''El Mayo'' Zambada. The gang operates in the capital city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, where its members conduct homicides and violent attacks. Los Antrax is the Sinaloa Cartel's largest and deadliest enforcer unit. Etymology The name of the group is inspired from the bacterium spores anthrax, although the Sinaloa state authorities have never officially recognized the group's existence. History Los Ántrax works as the security force of the drug lord Ismael ''El Mayo'' Zambada, who leads the Sinaloa Cartel along with Joaquín ''El Chapo'' Guzmán (now arre ...
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Los Zetas
Los Zetas (, Spanish for "The Zs") is a Mexican criminal syndicate, regarded as one of the most dangerous of Mexico's drug cartels. They are known for engaging in brutally violent "shock and awe" tactics such as beheadings, torture, and indiscriminate murder. While primarily concerned with drug trafficking, the organization also runs profitable sex trafficking and gun running rackets. (See: Sex trafficking in Mexico) Los Zetas also operate through protection rackets, assassinations, extortion, kidnappings and other activities. The organization is based in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, directly across the border from Laredo, Texas. The origins of Los Zetas date back to the late 1990s, when commandos of the Mexican Army deserted their ranks and began working as the enforcement arm of the Gulf Cartel. In February 2010, Los Zetas broke away and formed their own criminal organization, rivalling the Gulf Cartel. They were at one point Mexico's largest and most expansive drug cartel in terms ...
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Mazatlán
Mazatlán () is a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding ''municipio'', known as the Mazatlán Municipality. It is located at on the Pacific coast, across from the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Mazatlán is a Nahuatl word meaning "place of deer." The city was founded in 1531 by an army of Spaniards and indigenous people. By the mid-19th century, a large group of immigrants arrived from Germany. Over time, Mazatlán developed into a commercial seaport, importing equipment for the nearby gold and silver mines. It served as the capital of Sinaloa from 1859 to 1873. The German settlers also influenced the local music, banda, with some genres being an alteration of Bavarian folk music. The settlers also established the Pacifico Brewery on March 14, 1900. With a population of 438,434 (city) and 489,987 (municipality) as of the 2010 census, Mazatlán is the second-largest city in the state. It is also a po ...
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Beltrán Leyva Cartel
Beltrán is a Spanish male given name and surname. In non-Spanish speaking countries, the accent is usually omitted as Beltran. It derives from the Germanic words berht ("bright") and hramn ("raven"). It shares this same Germanic origin with Bertrand (French) and Bertram (German). Given name * Prince Beltran of Bulgaria, the second son of Kardam of Saxe-Coburg and grandson of Simeon II of Bulgaria * Beltrán Osorio, Spanish aristocrat and jockey known as the "Iron Duke" of Alburquerque * Beltrán de la Cueva, Spanish nobleman, suspected to be the father of Joanna "la Beltraneja", daughter of Henry IV of Castille * Beltrán Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher Surname * Alfredo Beltrán Leyva (born 1971), Mexican drug lord * Álvaro Beltrán (born 1978), Mexican racquetball player * Carlos Beltrán (born 1977), Puerto Rican baseball outfielder * Carlos Beltrán (musician) (born 1956), Mexican multi-keyboard player * Crispin Beltran (1933–2008), Filipino politician and labour organizer ...
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