Small Wars Journal


Why Mexico's Zetas Expanded Faster than their Rivals

"Why Mexico's Zetas Expanded Faster than their Rivals" by Steven Dudley and Viridiana Rios 

Sunday 21 April 2013

The Zetas are not the only extremely violent, military-style criminal organization from Mexico. Yet, they are the only one that operates in 350 Mexican municipalities, as well as numerous others in Guatemala and Central America. Why have they been able to expand faster than their rivals?

Read it here.

Understanding Informational Features of Transnational Criminal Networks: Cases from Mexico and Guatemala Peter J. Munson Mon, 04/09/2012 - 9:02pm

A look at the gray agents - the public servants, political actors, or security agents - that promote criminal interests.