How the Sinaloa cartel won Mexico’s drug war (W/Video)

Photo: Culiacan, Mexico. Home Base of the Sinaloa Cartel.  CREDIT. This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Zero Gravity at the wikipedia project.

From the Global Post

By Jan-Albert Hootsen February 28, 2013 06:07

Mexico’s drug war has cost 70,000 lives, yet drugs still flood across the border. Here’s how the Sinaloa cartel prevailed.

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico — Neat, freshly painted buildings and a renovated church line the central square. Shiny SUVs rest curbside. Some lack license plates, as if the law doesn’t apply. Mansions crown the surrounding hills.

Badiraguato, a town of 7,000 in Sinaloa state, shouldn’t have such wealth. It’s among the poorest municipalities in Mexico. But you’re better off not asking questions here. . . . Read Complete Report

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Retro:” EL CHAPO ” WINNING DRUG WAR IN JUAREZ, “

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Uploaded on Apr 10, 2010

Juarez – (AP) – After a two-year battle that has killed more than 5,000 people, Mexico’s most powerful kingpin now controls the coveted trafficking routes through Juarez. That conclusion by U.S. intelligence adds to evidence that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel is winning Mexico’s drug war. . . . Read Complete Post

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