Nov 4, 2012

Mexico’s Narco Televisa Scandal: The Impunity of the Elite

MadCow Morning News posted on October 29, 2012 by Daniel Hopsicker

Even as he prepares to take office in a month, a mushrooming scandal in Mexico threatens that country’s new President, Enrique Pena Nieto.

Some call it Mexico’s Watergate; the comparison might even be apt.

Like Watergate—which picked up momentum only after Richard Nixon had won the ’72 Presidential election—the Narco Televisa Scandal is heating up just before Pena Nieto takes office.

Watergate had a largely unexplored Mexican connection. The Narco Televisa Scandal has an American angle. Both scandals involve drug money.

And therein lies the rub, explaining why reaction in the U.S.—despite billions of US taxpayer dollars pouring into the black hole of  Mexico's drug war—has been a studied and exceedingly mild indifference.

“It has become known as the case of the fake journalists, read the lead in a recent wire report about the case distributed to American newspapers.

But this is untrue. No one in Mexico—where Televisa’s guilty involvement is almost a given—is calling it that. It is the Narco-Televisa Scandal. Read more. 

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