Oct 6, 2011

Mexico Drug War: New enforcement push in Veracruz state announced

latimes.com: "The federal government has announced a fresh security operation aimed at regaining control over the eastern coastal state of Veracruz, where entrenched criminal organizations and a paramilitary-style gang have unleashed a wave of deadly drug-war violence.

In a formal and subdued setting before a portrait of national hero Benito Juarez, members of Mexico's national security council said Tuesday evening that only the state had the authority to combat criminal groups in the country's ongoing conflict against traffickers. The statements made an indirect reference to the so-called Mata Zetas, or Zeta Killers, an apparently well-armed and well-trained new gang that surfaced in late July."

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