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Drug War: Mexico update (w/video)

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Mexico Shooting Exposes Secret CIA Involvement in the Drug War

September 1, 2012 by 

By Mario Andrade

The failed ambush that took place last week on  two CIA agents in Mexico continues to raise questions by both  people in Mexico and in the U.S. The Mayor of Mexico City is asking the federal government to clarify what the exact role of the CIA is in the so-called drug war. In the United States, some Republicans are beginning to ask the Obama Administrations for answers about this recent incident, which parallels the shooting of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata when he was ambushed and killed by Los Zetas almost two years ago. Last Friday August 24 at approximately 8:30 in the morning, a Toyota SUV with two CIA agents, one Mexican Marine Captain, and a drug cartel informant onboard was ambushed by cartel members and the Mexican Federal Police. . . . Read Complete Report

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Mexican president to leave behind unpopular drug-war legacy

Published on Sep 2, 2012 by 

The war on drugs will be the biggest legacy of outgoing Mexican president Felipe Calderon.

During his six-year term, authorities seized 114 tonnes of cocaine and nearly 11,000 tonnes of marijuana.

But the fight has also killed tens of thousands of people, as Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Acapulco in Gerrero state. . . . Text posted with video on youtube