Is the noose closing on El Chapo, and El Lazca?

02 May

which is trying to stop Joaquin El Chapo Guzman , others say it was a clash between people of Chapo and Beltran Leyva

Thomas Gisby, a Canadian killed last Friday night in Nuevo Vallarta, was not just a tourist. In fact, he was the head of one of the two major bands (cartels call them here) that control drug trafficking in Canada, the Dhak, faced with the Hells Angels, who is headed by David McDonald . This news is important not only for the fact itself, but because it serves, once again, to show how great the drug trade transcends borders, but also because it allows you to locate two forms of violence that respond to two distinct phenomena: a hand, the struggle and clashes between the large cartels and, on the other, the local gang fight not a stretch of the border and territory, but a corner, a street, a neighborhood or a school, not engaged in large drug trafficking but the drug dealing, kidnapping, extortion, theft.

Gisby was killed because he was a partner in a major drug cartel in Mexico. His death was addressed with a clear objective. It is also interesting in another context: the fighting in Choix, Sinaloa in the north, and the party in Monclova, Coahuila, which stood in the musical group Banda Jerez, and the party allegedly escaped Heriberto Lazcano , The Lazca , head of Los Zetas .


It has been said, without being able to confirm the information, which is trying to stop Joaquin El Chapo Guzman , others say it was a clash between people of Chapo and Beltran Leyva and, speaking with the Army, widespread fighting. The truth is that it appears that, for the deployment of force and violence, if it was not Shorty, it had to be one of the top leaders of that organization, both because of where the events occurred, in the Golden Triangle, the land that Guzman Loera controls, and the magnitude of the fighting. The fact is that until yesterday and after nearly four days of fighting, the dead totaling at least 27 people.

In the case of Heriberto Lazcano, the leader of Los Zetas, was about to be arrested in a way that reminds us what happened to his partner, Arturo Beltran Leyva , who in December 2010 ran away from an inn which was organizing La Barbie , Edgar Valdez Villarreal , in Cuernavaca, where even the musician was arrested Ramon Ayala , but following the trail left by then, allowed the security forces swoop in a few days later in the same city, in an apartment building.

Murders like Gisby, given hits like Choix or in Monclova, which confirm something that looks like the U.S. government: the big cartels have suffered very severe blows in recent months and intelligence work, involving also other countries, is rounding up its leaders have had to replace its main operators, lower-level people, under pressure and dismantle their networks.

You may wonder then why it has not affected the reduction of violence in certain regions. And the answer is not the case because, first, these criminal groups are active, have stocked drugs for the drug dealing business and high-powered weapons, and gangs who live and operate in many cities, and there are those that could not be controlled by local police. Second, the difficulties of the operations have turned also to other businesses, feeding themselves with gangs, such as theft of gold and silver yesterday.

The reduction rates of violence and insecurity may not have very significant reductions, but the siege against the major drug lords, who remain at large, as we have said many times in this space, is closing.

Refineries and businesses

When Lopez Obrador or some of his followers speak of building new refineries and investing billions in them, they would have to remember that just made the U.S. airline Delta: Delta bought a Conoco refinery to produce all the fuel oil that they need for their aircraft and the surplus market. The refinery will cost, just a hundred million dollars, which is what they are being worth refineries, many of them unused in the United States.

The oil business is refining, but in the extraction and marketing of crude oil. It offers no refineries worldwide: what Delta did Pemex could do by paying a sum of infinitely small that it would cost to design and build new refineries, with very high profits for the company and the country. But here we are politically correct and that choice, they have already made several very important business, it is always discarded.

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