Author Archives: Elaine Carey

About Elaine Carey

Elaine Carey is chair and professor of history at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. She is currently vice president, Teaching Division and has been an AHA member since 1993.

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La Tuta and Z-42: Kingpins, Security, and Tropes in the War on Drugs

In the past two months, Mexican authorities have publicized the capture and arrests of two drug bosses: Servando “La Tuta” Gómez of the Knights of Templar (formerly La Familia) and Omar Treviño Morales, known as “Z-42,” of Los Zetas.