Jun 29, 2012

Drug Cartels Ready Themselves for Mexico Elections

AP: EMILIANO ZAPATA, Mexico – Elections in Mexico are Sunday and drug cartels have taken notice, but forget who is going to be president these cartels are interested in who is going to be mayor.

It's easier to influence a local election than an extensive well-financed national one.

It's a principal Mexican drug cartels swear by.

As Mexicans head to the ballot box Sunday, cartels are influencing Mexico's local elections by registering their votes with scare tactics, and cold hard cash to make sure whoever is elected doesn't interfere with their lucrative operations. Read more.

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