The Travieso-Casales drug cartel is a Mexican-based drug cartel with immense power. The cartel essentially controls the Spanish-speaking world, and has it's tentacles deep around North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa, spreading it's drugs, guns and people into those territories, and engaging in copious amounts of other crimes back at home. It is ran by Heriberto Travieso Casales, a Hispanic born in Mexico who created the cartel in 1987, after being a member of the Colombian based Armenteros cartel.