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Now, Guatemalan authorities say, they have begun to see new and disturbing evidence of an alliance between the Maras and another of the most feared criminal organizations in Latin America - a deal with the potential to further undermine that U.S.-backed effort to fight violent crime and narcotics trafficking in the region.
In recent months, authorities say, they have begun to see the first signs that the Zetas are providing paramilitary training and equipment to the Maras in exchange for intelligence and crimes meant to divert law-enforcement resources and attention.
The Zetas, formed more than a decade ago by defectors from Mexico's army special forces, have already joined forces with local drug kingpins in the Guatemalan countryside, and recruited turncoat members of Guatemala's military special forces for operations in Mexico and Guatemala, officials in the two neighboring countries have said.
That was a lot of US military work to help create this new monster drug trafficking alliance, was it not? Our tax dollars hard at work! Get your taxes in quick, we only have a couple of days left…. Who knows what monsters we have yet to have our US military create?
Originally posted by CharonIncarnate
they already have allies up here. sad but true
Originally posted by Eidolon23
Two of Latin America's deadliest gangs join forces