February 2, 2013

Mexico's Drug War Quieter, Just as Lethal

Nick Miroff, Washington Post

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As a tactical matter, the gangsters and government security forces fighting Mexico’s drug war have typically opted for the spectacular over the subtle. Massacres, beheadings and other unspeakable cruelties became cartels’ preferred form of violence. In response, the government sent masked troops with machine guns to patrol Mexico’s streets and paraded its captured drug suspects on television like hunting trophies. But in the past few months, that has changed. Mexico’s drug war has gone quiet. Not less lethal. Just less loud.

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