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Anabel Hernández, journalist and author, accuses the Mexican state of complicity with the cartels, and says the ‘war on drugs’ is a sham. She’s had headless animals left at her door and her family have been threatened by gunmen. Now her courageous bestseller, extracted below, is to be published in the UK.
During January 2011, Anabel Hernández’s extended family held a party at a favourite cafe in the north of Mexico City. The gathering was to celebrate the birthday of Anabel’s niece. As one of the country’s leading journalists who rarely allows herself time off, she was especially happy because “the entire family was there. There are so many of us that it’s extremely difficult to get everybody together in one place. It hardly ever happens.” . . . Read Complete Extensive Report
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
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