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Mexican Cartel Poised to Launch an Offensive for Control of Monterrey

Mar 22, 2019 | 20:28 GMT
Soldiers in February 2012 in Monterrey, Mexico, at the scene of drug violence.

Soldiers in February 2012 in Monterrey, Mexico, at the scene of drug violence.

(Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images)

The Cartel del Noreste, the remnant of the Los Zetas cartel that controls the lucrative Nuevo Laredo smuggling plaza, has taken actions over the past week suggesting it is preparing a push to seize control of Monterrey, Mexico's third-largest metropolitan area and a major regional business hub. Such an offensive would likely meet resistance from the groups currently in the area and so would involve significant violence -- something businesses with interests in the area should prepare for....

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