October 18, 2012

Cartel wars in neighboring states have made Coahuila a hideout for the Zetas, much like the remote “Golden Triangle” area of northwestern México, where the world’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, is rumored to seek cover.

Guzmán, the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, aside, silence and fear govern Coahuila’s rugged mining and agricultural terrain, home to 95 percent of Mexico’s coal reserves.

“Coahuila is easily defensible, sparsely populated and relatively easy to get in and out of,” said security expert Samuel Logan.

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