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From Mexico to the USA

SINCE PRESIDENT FELIPE CALDERÓN HAD MOBILIZED THE MEXican army and the federal police against organized crime, corruption, and the drug cartels in 2006, the death toll had climbed to tens of thousands each year, and the Mexican government was increasingly concerned about the impact this was having on trade, tourism, and foreign investment. The majority of the killings were the result of increasingly bitter turf wars between rival cartels as they splintered into ever smaller and more desperate factions, fighting over diminishing amounts of lawless territory. Calderón’s government saw this as the necessary consequence ...

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