Cartel presence affects Mexican-American border crossings

Posted on June 6, 2013 • Filed under: Border Crossings, Mexico, United-States

The Mexican states of Chihuahua and Coahuila split the Mexican side of the border opposite of Big Bend, which lies entirely in Texas. The only Mexican border town in the area that registers on most maps is Ojinaga, which lies just to the northwest of the park. A few smaller towns dot the border on Mexico’s side. The Big Bend area is the middle point between Ciudad Juárez and Ciudad Acuña. Juárez was recently a war-zone between the Carrillo-Fuentes Organization (Juarez Cartel) and the Sinaloa Cartel. Things have slowed since the Sinaloa became dominant in the plaza, yet the Juárez Cartel is still prevalent in the area. Acuña is currently run by the Zetas, but is seeing some pressure from both the Gulf and Sinaloa Cartel. Read article

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