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Mexico declared a major victory Tuesday when it arrested the leader of the La Familia drug gang and 50 of its members, calling the group finished after the arrests. But the deadly drug war in Mexico is far from over. Many experts expect the remaining La Familia members to join allied groups and for its territory to be absorbed by other traffickers. Here’s a look at Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels:
The government on Wednesday announced that 15,273 people died in the Mexico drug war in 2010.
Who are the most powerful cartels, what are the risks of using the military to confront them, and how much progress has Mexico made so far?