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Exclusive Analysis: Two Drug Cartel Alliances are main contendors in Mexico “Sinaloa” with “La Familia” vs “Zetas” and “Juarez”.

This is an old picture of the fugitive Joaquin Chapo Guzman, "The Boss" of the Sinaloa Cartel, major criminal organization in Mexico.

The Cartel Alliance between “Sinaloa” and “La Familia” is strongly anchored in five states of the mexican Pacific Coast. The recent death of druglord Nacho Coronel consolidated the leadership of “Chapo” Guzman within the Sinaloa Cartel and its alliance with “La Familia”. The mexican authorities believe that these groups control now the inputs of materials for synthetic drugs.

The death of Ignacio Coronel Villarreal allowed the consolidation of the alliance of the cartel of the Family and the faction of the Sinaloa cartel headed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera. This alliance was achieved  without violence between organizations, and they have now control of Colima, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan and Guerrero, and expand their strength to prevent the advances of the gang “Los Zetas” in these areas.

The greatest benefit after the death of Colonel Villarreal boss, according to federal government reports, is that both groups now control the two main inputs of chemical precursors for synthetic drugs production in the Pacific. Recently at the customs offices  of Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas the the federal government seized over 400 tons of such substances.

Since February 2010, according to military sources and the Attorney General of the Republic of Mexico (PGR), the Sinaloa cartel struck a deal with the cartel “La Familia” in order to avoid confrontation by its operations in Zacatecas, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacan. Ignacio  “Nacho” Coronel Villarreal was part in the agreement. The main objective was to unite forces to stop any possible expansion of the gang  Los Zetas would not expand their business opportunities there, after their break with the Golfo “Gulf” Cartel.

Thus emerged what today is known in intelligence circles federal, including the Public Security Secretariat (SSP) as the alliance “La Resistencia” (the resistance) composed of the cartels of Sinaloa, Milenio (Milennium), Golfo (Gulf) and La Familia (The Family). This avoids violence between these gangs in  Jalisco and Michoacan ,  and the expansion of  the Cartel Sinaloa in the controlling of what enters and exits through customs in the port of Lazaro Cardenas.

The arguments of Nacho Coronel “The King of Ice”.

Officials interviewed by the newspaper La Jornada and according to reports,  the trouble of Nacho Coronel came when members of the Cartel La Familia began to operate in the area controlled by him, in a region without much gang violence during the first part of 2010, specially achieving “peace” in areas such as Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit.

Nacho Coronel, like Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno “El Azul” (another of the four leaders who had the Sinaloa cartel until July 29), were the main negotiators of the Sinaloa band and schemes operating with little violence, unlike Guzman Loera and Ismael El Mayo Zambada

Coronel Villarreal, King of the ice, began having problems with their partners when he refuse to share Jalisco.

According to sources, about 10 days before the death of Colonel Villarreal July 29th) , it transcended within intelligence circles that the Sinaloa cartel  had sent to Jalisco about 300 heavily armed gunmen (not people of Nacho Coronel).

Then came the military operation that took the life of Nacho Coronel, in which some sources said that in reality within the house of the druglord did not participate more than 20 special forces members, and 50 other soldiers in the siege that was spread in the area of Colinas de San Javier, one of the most exclusive areas of Guadalajara metropolitan area, where hours before somebody cut the water, electricity and telephone services.

The death of the boss Nacho Coronelø based in Jalisco,  allowed Guzmán Loera to reorganize the operations of the Sinaloa Cartel and its partners in the mega cartel La Resistencia, whose members are La Familia, the Golfo cartel and the Milenio Cartel.

Thus, the so-called Resistencia (particularly Sinaloa, now with three leaders, El Chapo Guzman , “El Mayo” and “El Azul”) has opened fronts against Los Zetas, in the states of Mexico, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Zacatecas, Coahuila, Durango, Veracruz , Tabasco, Guerrero and Morelos.

In Chihuahua, la Resistencia leaded by the Sinaloa Cartel are fighting against the alliance of the Juárez Cartel- Los Zetas , trying to obtain control of the “market” and particularly in Ciudad Juárez, where this year the authorities have reported more than fifteen hundred executions.

In Baja California, the faction led by El Mayo Zambada (Sinaloa) has reduced its confrontations with members of the Arellano Felix cartel, the interviewees explained.

Officials respondents said that the search for markets and control areas has spread to Mexico City and neighboring municipalities of Mexico State, where groups of small business people , particularly restaurant owners and many within the black market , have complained that alleged members of La Familia have begun to collect “dues” on a weekly basis in order not to steal or plagiarize members of their families.