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Mexican Drug Cartels

Map of Mexico showing areas influenced by the Juarez, Gulf, and Tijuana Cartels, spanning from Northwest to Southeast Mexico.

This map of Mexico showing areas influenced by three drug cartels in 2007 was included in the Committee Print 110-35 titled The Merida Inintiative: "Guns, Drugs, and Friends" from the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.