Monday, March 30, 2009

Mexico's Drug Cartel War -- News Updates March 30, 2009

Mexican Army soldiers on patrol in Reynosa, a border town. A cartel has hired a paramilitary force to protect its turf there. Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times

In Drug War, Mexico Fights Cartel and Itself -- New York Times

REYNOSA, Mexico — An army convoy on the hunt for traffickers rolled out of its base recently in this border town under the control of the Gulf Cartel — and an ominous voice crackled over a two-way radio frequency to announce just that. The voice, belonging to a cartel spy, then broadcast the soldiers’ route through the city, turn by turn, using the same military language as the soldiers.

“They’re following us,” Col. Juan José Gómez, who was monitoring the transmission from the front seat of an olive-green pickup truck, said with a shrug.

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More News On Mexico's Drug Cartel War

Mexico drug violence "out of hand": Obama -- Yahoo News/AFP
Obama worried by spillover from Mexico drug fight - -Yahoo News/AP
Mexico rules out joint border patrols with U.S. -- Reuters
One Day of Violence in Mexico Leaves 15 Dead - AFP
AP IMPACT: With Mexico's army in the war on drugs -- AP
Human Smuggling Rings Drive Mexico Violence -- World Politics Review
Mexico: War Comes Closer to Home - Washington Times opinion
Mexico's Dinosaurs Exploit the Crisis - Wall Street Journal opinion
Mexico's War Must Be Our War - Los Angeles Times opinion
Mexico’s border -- La Opinion
Secure Borders at Last -- Human Events

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