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The Evolution of Cartels in Mexico, 1980-2015

Tony Payan

The Evolution of Cartels in Mexico, 1980-2015.

By Juan Diego Saldaña and Tony Payan

This timeline includes every major group that has been responsible for mass drug trafficking and for which sufficient information is available. 

The first of the two PDFs below is a print version of the timeline that requires 11"x17" paper.