Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Gulf Cartel’s power struggle holds Mexican city of Reynosa hostage

When the police and military just stand back and let convoys of Cartels pass, they have lost control.
A journalist in the nearby city of Matamoros, who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation from the cartel, said he’d heard that as many as 60 vehicles carrying gunmen from Los Rojos had rushed in a convoy to Reynosa that night to do battle with Los Metros. Police and army units that were guarding the highway, overwhelmed by the cartel’s show of force, let the convoy pass, he said.
The sinister-looking men seem to be everywhere. They stand idly, walkie-talkies in hand, at key intersections or at the entrances to gated communities where their…
MCCLATCHYDC.COM

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