As the drug war progresses the transitive nature of this war is a study in of itself. Apart from struggling to realize sheer numbers of dead and missing, elements of war not often written about on a Mexican Drug War blog are essential to determine where the war is and where it is heading.
Increasing cartel presences in Central America have tiny, fragile nations under the thumb of some of the powerful cartels. Guatemala is an example. By its own estimation 75% of the country is under the control of cartels, namely Los Zetas, with the Sinaloa Cartel also having a good presence in specific areas of the south and a portion of the north border.
Questions by Chivis Martinez of Borderland Beat
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