Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mexico's Cartel War -- News Updates For February 28, 2009

Customs and Border Protection water units patrol the Rio Grande River under the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas. Erich Schlegel / Dallas Morning News / Corbis (Time magazine)

Taking On The Drug Cartels -- L.A. Times Editorial

The U.S. must take tough action against drug-money laundering and the market for Mexican drug organizations.

Squeeze the balloon in one place, and it expands in another. That pretty well describes the history of narcotics trafficking from Latin America to the United States. For decades, Colombia's two big cartels controlled the illegal drug trade from South America's coca fields to U.S. cities, and Mexico served largely as a transshipment point. But as law enforcement agencies broke up the Medellin and Cali cartels over the last decade, Mexicans stepped in to fill the void.

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More News On Mexico's Cartel War

Calderon vows to win Mexico's drug 'cancer' fight -- AFP
US says Mexico makes progress against drug cartels -- Reuters
Behind the Troop Surge at the U.S.-Mexico Border -- Time Magazine
US sees serious threat in Mexico drug violence -- AP
U.S. families feel sting of Mexico's drug violence -- CNN
Hill Targets Mexico Drug Feuds - United Press International
Drug Trade Seen as Threat to US - Associated Press
Corruption impedes Mexico drug fight -- Sydney Morning Herald
Mexican Gunslingers Undaunted by Government Plan for More Troops -- Latin American Herald Tribune
Canada warns about Mexico travel -- International Herald Tribune
"Narco War Next Door" -- Huffington Post
A No-win 'War on Drugs' - Los Angeles Times opinion
The war we gave Mexico -- L.A. Times opinion
Mexico Rises to Near the Top of the Foreign Agenda -- Counter Terrorism Blog
Mexico Is in Free Fall -- Real Clear World opinion

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