March 3, 2014

Mexico on the Edge of Chaos

Alan Dowd, The American

The Associated Press

To optimists, the recent arrest in Mexico of the world's most wanted drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, and Mexico’s bloody drug war generally, are proof that the Mexican government is standing up to the cartels. But pessimists look at Mexico and see a failing state on America’s border. More than 80,000 people have been killed in Mexico’s brutal conflict, with the victims beheaded, shot, tortured and worse. Civil authorities regularly quit or join the warlords, and entire towns have been depopulated as government forces and drug cartels vie for control.

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