The Sinaloa cartel, headed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has benefited from Mexican security forces’ aggressive pursuit of its biggest rival, Los Zetas. The Sinaloa cartel’s earnings are thought to derive primarily from drug trafficking, while the business model of the Zetas relies heavily on kidnapping, human trafficking and extortion. Read related article.


Source: Stratfor | The Washington Post October 27, 2011
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