Military conflicts similar to or like Mexican drug war

Mexican theater of the global war on drugs, as led by the U.S. federal government, that has resulted in an ongoing asymmetric low-intensity conflict between the Mexican government and various drug trafficking syndicates. Wikipedia

  • Set out below. Although violence between drug cartels had been occurring for three decades, the Mexican government held a generally passive stance regarding cartel violence through the 1980s and early 2000s. Wikipedia

  • Gulf Cartel

    Criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico, and perhaps one of the oldest organized crime groups in the country. Currently based in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, directly across the U.S. border from Brownsville, Texas. Wikipedia

  • Los Zetas

    Mexican criminal syndicate, regarded as one of the most dangerous of Mexico's drug cartels. They are known for engaging in brutally violent "shock and awe" tactics such as beheadings, torture, and indiscriminate murder. Wikipedia

  • Crime in Mexico

    One of the most urgent concerns facing Mexico, as Mexican drug trafficking rings play a major role in the flow of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin, and marijuana transiting between Latin America and the United States. Drug trafficking has led to corruption, which has had a deleterious effect on Mexico's Federal Representative Republic. Wikipedia

  • Jalisco New Generation Cartel

    Semi-militarized Mexican criminal group based in Jalisco and headed by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes ("El Mencho"), one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords. Particularly known for diversifying into various types of criminal rackets, drug trafficking as well as stealing crude oil remain among their most profitable criminal activities. Wikipedia

  • Drug cartel

    Any criminal organization with the intention of supplying drug trafficking operations. They range from loosely managed agreements among various drug traffickers to formalized commercial enterprises. Wikipedia


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