Monday, March 7, 2011

Soldiers arrested

Of course it was inevitable, that, when Calderon launched his war against the narcos with one of Mexico’s most respected institutions, the army (because he could not trust the ill-equipped, poorly trained and corrupt police forces), that the army would be corrupted by the billions of dollars available in the illicit drug industry. The arrest of 8 soldiers (including their commanders) for possession of 900 kilograms of cocaine last week is only the tip of the iceberg and I predict that we will be see more and more of this in the future. Calderon has a strategy for fighting this un-winnable war of his, but none for the corruption that permeates Mexico as a whole, and the tools that his government needs such as true transparency, accountability, etc...

For a map of the killings: click: Narco-killings

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