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The Source: Zetas In Texas and Mexico

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Dozens murdered - maybe many many more - including children. One child axed into pieces in front of parents.

These aren't terror attacks of ISIS - this is how the Mexican Cartel of the Zetas do business right across the border. 

This week in federal court a jury convicted a Zetas lieutenant Marciano Milan Vasquez of multiple murders, kidnappings, drug running and more.

The witness described the crimes in horrifying detail that seemed too over the top to be real.
But they are real.

We are going to spend the hour talking about the trial - what we learned and what the future looks like for the Zetas and drug trafficking in Mexico.
 
Guests:

  • Jason Buch, staff writer at the San Antonio Express-News
  • Guillermo Contreras, senior reporter at the San Antonio Express-News
  • Gary Hale, former intelligence chief for the Houston Field office of the Drug Enforcement Anency now drug policy fellow at Rice's James Baker Institute
  • Nathan Jones, professor of security studies at Sam Houston State University and author of the book "Mexico's Illicit Drug Networks and the State Reaction"

 

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi