Nov 3, 2011

Mexico drug war gets political

Global Post: "A wave of killings in the lead up to a gubernatorial election in the native state of Mexican President Felipe Calderon raise the specter of the relentless drug war becoming more political. There have been more than 20 violent deaths during the campaigns for the Nov. 13 vote in Michoacan, in which the president’s own sister, Luisa Maria Calderon, is leading the race. While some victims have been alleged drug traffickers, others have included party activists and Mayor Ricardo Guzman of the town La Piedad." read more

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