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NPT Media: Time Magazine: “On the Bloody Border”

Just out, a Time Magazine article titled On the Bloody Border. Quotes several El Paso-Juarez people, including El Paso city Rep. Beto O’Rourke (“If you live on the border, you see that the old drug-policy emperor has no clothes.”); Lucinda Vargas, head of the community-development organization Plan Estratégico de Juárez (“Washington and Mexico City need to know the solutions to this crisis are here on the front line.”); and Tony Payan, a Mexico expert at UTEP (“(Obama) needs a Mexico approach for the next 20 years, not 20 days.”)


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

April 27, 2009 at 12:51 pm

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  1. Time is publishing yesterday’s news.

    The drug war is over in Mexico. The federales are mopping up for their partner, the winner, Chapo Guzman. It’s just like consolidation in any other industry sector when there’s too much supply and declining demand.

    There are enough family members and leadership from the losing cartels in federal custody to insure the deal goes down. The narco foot soldiers from Juarez and Tiajuana either join the new team or disappear.

    Pobre Mexico.


    April 27, 2009 at 2:08 pm

  2. That’s a pretty broad charge. Is the Calderon administration allied with the Sinaloa Cartel? Proof or simply innuendo?

    Ken G

    April 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm

  3. everyone knows it ken. at least us from mexico. the juarez police have always aligned themselves with the carrillo fuentes y jl juarez cartel. the gulf cartel is helping the juarez cartel because they hate the sinaloan cartel(war in nuevo laredo a few years back). some say the president and chapo are related but no proof. the juarez police have been accused of many of the problems such as the femicides,extortion, kidnapping, and rightly so. the governor baeza and mayor pepe have had to change sides.
    baeza more than reyes because it was well known he was taken mordida from the juarez cartel. getting rid of the local police and changing them out with new ones from the interior seems to be helping along with the new excess of federal troops. its all about consolidation and el chapo is michael corleoni and the others are the heads of the 5 families while president calderon is nevado senator geary. in the long run it will probably make things better. lessor of 2 evils, like saddam or the iranian prez.

    la chingada

    April 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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