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What Happens When a Major Mexican Cartel Leader Falls?

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Sep 25, 2018 | 08:30 GMT
Mexican soldiers escort Oscar Pozos Jimenez (L) and Jose Serna Padilla, an alleged member of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion, in Guadalajara on March 18, 2012.

Mexican soldiers escort Oscar Pozos Jimenez (L) and Jose Serna Padilla, an alleged member of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion, in Guadalajara on March 18, 2012. If the CJNG fractures after its leader is killed or captured, it could spark a new round of violence.

(STR/AFP/Getty Images)

The Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion is responsible for much of the violence plaguing Mexico, but removing its leader is unlikely to give the country the respite it needs....

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