Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Drug War Ultimatum

Apparently an ultimatum issued by the Zetas gang to its rivals, join or die.

Zetas to rivals: Join us -- or else
By Dane Schiller and Dudley Althaus - Houston Chronicle

The Mexican military took the life of “Tony Tormenta,” the gangster who ran the Gulf Cartel drug-trafficking syndicate, but the deceased capo's rivals — known for beheadings and public displays of murdered corpses — are poised to take the territory that borders South Texas.

That prospect is chilling Matamoros, the border city where most schoolchildren stayed home over reported bomb threats following the death of the Zetas' archenemy, Antonio Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén, known as Tony Tormenta.

“The panic from Friday remains very fresh,” said Perla Covas, a teacher at La Salle College, where all but a few dozen of 1,300 students left early Monday.

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