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Why Don't Mexico's Cartels Use Vehicle Bombs?

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jan 14, 2020 | 09:00 GMT
The drug cartels have the means and the opportunity to use vehicle bombs, but a desire to avoid blowback has sapped their motive to do so.

Drug cartels in Mexico, wary of being labeled narcoterrorists, have avoided using vehicle bombs as a tactic in their competition with rivals, a wariness that will most likely extend into the future.

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The drug cartels have the means and the opportunity to use vehicle bombs in their battles with rivals and police, but their desire to avoid blowback has held them back....

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