Breitbart Texas’s Cartel Chronicles report that the bosses of the Gulf Cartel and the Los Zetas Vieja Escuela are forging an alliance named “Carteles Unidos”, holding a meeting last week to discuss strategy in the light of the election results,
The leaders of two of the most powerful drug cartels in Mexico gathered to strengthen alliances, draw new routes and territories for the smuggling of drugs, and discuss battle plans against shared rivals.
The meeting was exclusively confirmed to Breitbart Texas by a witness to the event. Last week, while the world tuned in to the U.S. elections, the leaders of the Gulf Cartel in Matamoros met with their counterparts of the Los Zetas Vieja Escuela (Old School Z), in an effort to solidify an alliance dubbed the “Carteles Unidos” (United Cartels). Mexican federal intelligence officials separately confirmed the accuracy of the meeting witness’ claim to Breitbart Texas.
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The main topic of the meeting was the opening of border trade routes and putting an end to tensions within the groups in attendance. The Gulf Cartel in Matamoros would open its drug trafficking routes and provide logistical support while the Los Zetas Vieja Escuela would not only pay for the service but also provide training, weapons and strike teams if needed
The report also points out the ongoing dispute between the Zetas Vieja Escuela and the Zetas Cartel del Noreste (CDN),
According to the witness, both the Zetas Vieja Escuela and the Gulf Cartel in Matamoros have been carrying out a “cleanup”, where they have gone after kidnappers and robbers in an attempt to resurrect the times when cartels simply moved drugs and left average citizens alone. Breitbart Texas has reported in some of these cases that have included the executions of kidnappers and the torture of robbers. The CDN faction of the Los Zetas as well as the Gulf Cartel in Reynosa are believed to actively promote kidnapping, extortion, and other crimes to diversify their cash flows.
No, drug gangs do not operate within the classical economics definition of cartel, i..e.,
A cartel is an organization created from a formal agreement between a group of producers of a good or service to regulate supply in an effort to regulate or manipulate prices. In other words, a cartel is a collection of otherwise independent businesses or countries that act together as if they were a single producer and thus are able to fix prices for the goods they produce and the services they render without competition.
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