Cross-border gangs play a unique role in the illicit transfer of people and goods across the southwest border. According to law enforcement reporting. Mexican cartels utilize US gangs to smuggle drugs and illegal aliens northbound. and smuggle cash. stolen automobiles. and weapons southbound. US gangs often freelance their work and seek profit-making opportunities with multiple cartels.
Mexico, U.S. Marine Corps
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity Mexico Country Handbook
This handbook provides basic reference information on Mexico, including its geography, history, government, military forces, and communications and transportation networks. This information is intended to familiarize military personnel with local customs and area knowledge to assist them during their assignment to Mexico.
Mexico Anti-Gang Program Latino Gang Tattoos Guide
A document published on the website of the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Migración (National Institute of Migration) in July 2013 detailing Latino gang tattoos.
Mexico, Open Source Center
(U//FOUO) Open Source Center Mexico YouTube Drug War
Postings of popular songs about drug traffickers are the most prevalent cartel-related content found in YouTube, the third most-visited social networking website in Mexico. Direct threats among cartels are less prevalent but hold a significant following, while videos honoring police killed in action register a low viewing record. Some sectors of Mexican society have also turned to the video-sharing site to express their anger at the violence brought by the ongoing drug war.
(U//FOUO) Texas-Mexico Border Security Carnage Update
(U//FOUO) Texas-Mexico Border Security Carnage Update, July 2010.
Australia, Canada, European Union, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, United States
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) August 2010 Draft
U.S. Confidential Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) August 25, 2010 Draft.
Department of the Treasury, Mexico
Los Zetas and Gulf Cartel Perpetrators of Mexican Drug Trafficking Violence Organizational Chart
U.S. Treasury Los Zetas and Gulf Cartel Perpetrators of Mexican Drug Trafficking Violence Organizational Chart from March 2010 and July 2009.
Canada, European Union, Japan, Mexico, United States
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) 2010 Draft Full Text
U.S.-Japan-EU-Mexico-Canada Confidential Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Draft Text, January 18, 2010. This is the 56-page full version of the “consolidated text” of the treaty.