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Mexico's New Narcotraficante President?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/04 01:49:15
Mexico’s New President
Has Ties to Cartels


Mexico's
presidential election is over, and the early results reveal that the winner is
Enrique Pena Nieto, the leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which
ruled Mexico for 71 years until 2000. Pena Nieto received 38 percent of the
vote, while his closest challenger, Mexico City mayor Andres Manuel Lopez
Obrador, had 31 percent.


For many in and out of Mexico, this is a disturbing result; the Institutional Revolutionary Party was well known for its connections to the drug cartels. Besides being widely accused of stealing the 1988 presidential election, they are viewed with distrust by those who hoped the cartels’ vicious hold on Mexico, which has led to the loss of 50,000 lives since 2006, when Felipe Calderon was elected, could be thwarted. Calderon had unsuccessfully tried to fight the cartels with the military.

But there were skeptics; Barry Carr, an expert on Mexico from Australia's Latrobe University, said many Mexicans voted for Pena Nieto because they thought his closeness to the cartels would enable him to strike a deal with them

Read More: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/07/02/Mexi...

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  • I. Car Rus 2012/07/04 01:56:22
    I. Car Rus
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    Taft and Wilson sent troops to the border, tens of thousands of them. I don't live there but I have a cousin in Texas who says that stray bullets across the river are common place. What a mess.
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/04 01:50:06
    ~ The Rebel ~
    It’s clear that the cartels have a government of their own which has no interest in being stymied, whatever the cost. More than 50,000 people have died just south of our border. But the violence will inevitably spread northward. Meanwhile the federal government prevents states like Arizona from protecting themselves. At what point will the rest of America wake up to the imminent threat?

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