Rival drug cartels stage fight for Nuevo Laredo

By A Fontes on May 2005

May 8, 2005 - Chron.com by James Pinkerton and Ioan Grillo Read the original article where Arturo Fontes is cited here. The fight for Nuevo Laredo: At the border, rival cartels are staging a violent war for the control of a city — and for a key U.S. drug route NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO - On a recent Saturday night, well-heeled patrons at a fashionable restaurant in this embattled border city shared part of an evening with one of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. Accompanied by a phalanx of heavily armed bodyguards, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of a cartel of traffickers[...]

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