Nov 28, 2011

Drug War Strategy: Colombia is no Lesson For Mexico (Part I)

A look at how the Mexican cartels are quite different from those of Colombia. In fact, the article maintains, they learned lesssons from the defeat of those in Colombia: to not confront the government directly.

InSight Crime: "Since Mexico's crackdown on organized crime was launched in December 2006, it's become popular to compare the fight with Colombia's own drug war between the 1980s and early 2000s. But the comparisons are both risky and wrong.

Mexico's model for combating organized crime cannot be the same as the one that brought down Colombia's Medellin and Cali cartels and pushed guerrilla movements like the FARC and ELN into a foxhole." read more

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