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Gulf Cartel
GulfCartel-logo.jpg
Logo of the Gulf Cartel
Founded1980s
Founded byJuan Nepomuceno Guerra, Juan García Ábrego
Founding locationMatamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Years active1980s−present
TerritoryNortheastern Mexico (as well Tamaulipas and Nuevo León) and the U.S. States of Texas, and Georgia
EthnicityMajority Mexican, minority Guatemalan
Leader(s)Luis Alberto Flores Blanco (Pelochas), Juan Manuel Loza Salinas (alias "El Toro")
Criminal activitiesDrug trafficking, money laundering, extortion, kidnapping, human trafficking, robbery, murder, arms trafficking, bribery, fencing, counterfeiting, police impersonation, arson, hate crimes
AlliesAryan Brotherhood of Texas[1]
Los Zetas (Vieja Escuela)
Los Rojos
Los Mexicles
Sinaloa Cartel
La Familia Michoacana
Los Pelones
Los Metros
Knights Templar Cartel
Norteños
Sureños
Mexican Mafia
Italian-American Mafia[2]
'Ndrangheta[2]
RivalsLos Zetas (Cartel de Noreste)
Black Guerilla Family
Juárez Cartel
Beltrán-Leyva Cartel
Tijuana Cartel
Guadalajara Cartel
Los Negros (disbanded)
Barrio Azteca
Los Santos
Siete Viejo

The Gulf Cartel (Spanish: Cártel del Golfo, Golfos, or