Friday the 17th saw at battle in the Mexican city of Reynosa at the U.S. boarder. Violence was said to have started after authorities arrested ” a leader of the Gulf Cartel, known as El Gafe”. The city is considered to be one of the major economic zones and a great entry point into the U.S. Recent arrests of cartel leaders has lead to a weakening and fracturing cartel. Add into the mix that Gulf Cartel has been fighting for control of the city and the larger region with their rivals Los Zetas and you’ll get a perfect recipe for violence.
“Reynosa sits across from the Texan city of McAllen. Together they form a metropolitan area of about two million residents.”