Mexico: Don’t write off the Zetas
Stratford reports that Mexico’s Zetas Are Not Finished Yet, Scott Stewart and Tristan Reed analyze the available information and disinformation,
Over a year later we do not know if the inaccurate rumors of the Lazcano Lazcano and Trevino Morales split were an incorrect understanding of the Velazquez Caballero defection (misinformation), or if they were a deliberate information operation conducted by the Mexican government or a rival cartel attempting to sow division among the ranks of Los Zetas (disinformation).
and the observable facts – for instance, no other organization is trying to take control of Monterrey – and conclude that the Zetas “remain a powerful organization engaged in a diverse range of criminal activities across a large portion of Mexico — and the globe.”
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