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Mexico´s war on drugs: favouring the Sinaloa Cartel?

“The Sinaloa organisation (named after a north-western state) is responsible for around 45% of the drug trade in Mexico, reckons Edgardo Buscaglia, a lawyer and economist at ITAM, a Mexico City university. But using statistics from the security forces, he calculates that only 941 of the 53,174 people arrested for organised crime in the past six years were associated with Sinaloa.”

Leaked documents obtained and reported on Monday by Reforma newspaper suggest that drug corruption reaches the top levels of law-enforcement in that country, adding to the suspicion that the Mexican authorities have indeed sided with (some) drug lords. The documents apparently also show the police sharing DEA intelligence with its drug clients, a troubling development when Mexico is asking for more U.S. cooperation in its fight against some drug cartels.

Surveys indicate that the Mexican people still support the Calderon administration in its drug war. However, patience is running out, especially as…READ MORE HERE