La Barredora cartel was formed following the breakup of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel in 2010 and is an off-shoot of the Edgar Valdez Villarreal led faction.[1]The group’s leader, Eder Jair Sosa Carvajal, AKA "El Cremas", founded the organization [2] along with Christian Hernández Tarín, AKA "El Chris" (arrested on October 18, 2011) and Víctor Manuel Rivera Galeana, AKA "El Gordo" (on November 4, 2011). [3]

The cartel's area of operations have centered on the resort area and port city of Acapulco.[4] The cartel is known to battle its rival, the Cártel Independiente de Acapulco (also an off-shoot of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel) and to have links with the Sinaloa Cartel. [5]


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  1. http://www.elnuevodiario.com.ni/internacionales/232229, Policía mexicana captura al líder de la banda criminal "La Barredora", EFE, November 4, 2011
  2. http://www.elnuevodiario.com.ni/internacionales/232229, Policía mexicana captura al líder de la banda criminal "La Barredora", EFE, November 4, 2011
  3. http://noticias.univision.com/narcotrafico/noticias/article/2011-11-04/cayo-lider-cartel-barredora#axzz1x0WVyXXT, “Cayó líder del cártel La Barredora” Univision, November 4, 2011
  4. http://www.ucdp.uu.se/gpdatabase/gpcountry.php?id=107&regionSelect=4-Central_Americas#, UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Mexico
  5. http://interamericansecuritywatch.com/2012/05/15/, American Secuirty Watch, “Polarization and Sustained Violence in Mexico’s Cartel War”, January 26, 2012
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