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Mexican Army AMBUSHED Monday By Powerful Drug Cartel Steps From Border

The border has been a highly debated topic for awhile now. I am not here to discuss opinions on it. I am though wanting to discuss this wild scene that played out Monday in Nuevo Laredo, a literal stones throw away from the border. Texas shares a 1254 mile border with Mexico and this cartel owns many of the cities in multiple Mexican states including Piedras Negras in Coahuila just across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas as well as places like Nuevo Laredo in Tamaulipas. I will say in the end after the gunfire stopped Cartel Del Noreste suffered the worst as it was said that 7 sicarios died. 

This patrol of Mexican Army soldiers was essentially ambushed by a group called "Tropa Del Infierno" aka "the Troops of Hell". They are the armed wing of a cartel called Cartel Del Noreste aka The Northeast Cartel. They were formed and created in and around 2014 after the end of the powerful and sadistic cartel Los Zetas fell apart. In the video above you can hear 50 cal fire which highlights the type of weaponry these people have similar to this one in a separate photo below: 

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It's important to understand the level of depravity and brutality that Los Zetas unleashed on Mexico and they will go down as the most violent drug organization in Mexican history. The offshoot Cartel Del Noreste is continuing the blood shed and also continuing to run the billion dollar industry in and around the border. 

Mexico wasn't always like this and it wasn't until the late 90's when The Gulf Cartel engineered the thought of a paramilitary type wing that acts as security. Los Zetas were created by the leader of the Gulf Cartel, Osiel Cardenas. Cardenas was attempting to find protection so he went to soldiers in the Mexican military and offered them more money than they were making in the armed forces, so they jumped ship and began acting as soldiers for his cartel. He was finding and pinpointing the most effective soldiers and turning them into killing machines to keep territory and protect the cartel. Eventually Cardenas would be arrested and extradited to America and Los Zetas became more and more powerful to the point where they splintered and began a vicious war against the Gulf Cartel. 

By the early 2010's, the Zetas were led by Miguel Trevino Morales and had completely taken over multiple border towns and regions and were doing it by any means necessary. I am not going to get into the sheer depravity that Trevino was known for, but in my opinion he is the most ruthless person I have ever looked into. He is responsible personally for THOUSANDS of deaths and ruled with an iron fist. Ultimately for Trevino he would be arrested in 2013, and the Zetas would go through multiple power grabs eventually disbanding and smaller factions popped up.

Today, Cartel Del Noreste is said to have most of the territory in and around the border including "owning" Nuevo Laredo. According to leaked documents that were gathered during a leak, where hackers were able to uncover over 4000 emails and documents containing information regarding drug cartels stated that CDN is now controlling  most of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León. They have also managed to extend their control to Coahuila, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Tabasco, and even Morelos. The leak would state that much of the violence in certain states like Veracruz is due to the fact that multiple people in government support CDN and 

“is supporting the entry into the entity of the Northeast Cartel.” 

Up until March, they were run by Juan Gerardo Treviño aka El Huevo, nephew of Miguel Trevino. El Huevo has since been arrested and the group continue to be led by a rudderless hierarchy. They still battle and own these cities and the military and law enforcement has been unsuccessful in stopping them. They also continue to wage war on The Gulf Cartel.

To stop this sort of thing, generational intervention by multiple countries is going to have to happen for any sort of fix to this. But one thing we learn in that all these government continue to profit on all this stuff. So any fix or improvement is unlikely. It will only get worse.