Drug trafficking in Central America

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Insightcrime.org described Belize as a “fourth corner” in Central America’s triangle of nations threatened by Mexico’s violent Zetas gang.

El Faro.net reported on the emergence of the Cartel de Texis, a Salvadoran middleman for Mexican and Colombian drug gangs.

This month in El Periodico, the Mexico City-based Foundation for Investigative Journalism (MEPI) shows why Mexico’s Zetas cartel considers Guatemala part of its drug trafficking territory.

The murder of the top counter-narcotics officer – a crime blamed on Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel – is seen as evidence of the cartels’ reach in the region.

Graphic by Ajani Winston/iWatch News