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Mexico's Cartels Will Continue to Splinter in 2017

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Feb 2, 2017 | 08:01 GMT
Investigators work a crime scene in Cancun, Mexico, where a gunfight erupted on Jan. 17.
Investigators work a crime scene in Cancun, Mexico, where a gunfight erupted on Jan. 17.
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Stratfor has tracked Mexico's drug cartels for over a decade. For most of that time, our annual forecasts focused on the fortunes and prospects of each trafficking organization. But as Mexican organized crime groups have gradually fractured and fallen apart -- a process we refer to as balkanization -- we have had to refine the way we think about them. ...

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