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Los Zetas broke away from the Gulf Cartel in 2010. For over a decade before then, the Zetas – former Mexican commandos- were muscle for the cartel who are now their deadly rivals.




Los Angeles Times:

Mexican authorities have arrested the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel — long one of the country’s most powerful and notoriously brutal criminal groups.

Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, who is accused of overseeing an organization that traffics thousands of pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine to the United States each year, was nabbed Thursday while entering a hotel in a fashionable neighborhood in Mexico City, authorities said Friday.

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Mexico City - capital of Mexico - is in the middle of the map below.

30.7° N
121.6° W
76.6° W
8.2° N

 

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Mexico City, Mexico




Mexico (MX) is estimated to have a population of 122.3 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 8.8 million.