jueves, 26 de febrero de 2009

Cárteles, Estados Unidos y la violencia en México

Hoy, como ya se está haciendo costumbre en la prensa norteamericana, el New York Times publica dos artículos acerca de la lucha contra el narco en México y sus implicaciones con los Estados Unidos...
U.S. Moves Against Top Mexican Drug Cartel
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. called Mexican drug trafficking organizations “a national security threat.”
Mr. Holder pledged more crackdowns on the Sinaloa cartel and others, in cooperation with Mexican law enforcement agencies.
“International drug-trafficking organizations pose a sustained, serious threat to the safety and security of our communities,” he said, adding, “They are a national security threat.”
The announcement came a day after Mr. Holder met with Mexico’s attorney general, Eduardo Medina-Mora, who has expressed frustration with the flow of cash and guns, including military-style rifles, to Mexico from the United States, including a significant amount from Arizona. Other Mexican officials have also complained that their country pays the price for the worldwide demand for illegal drugs, with the United States the largest market.
In the past year, local and federal officials have grown increasingly worried about the drug war in Mexico and its repercussions in the United States.
federal report in December said the cartels’ distribution network had reached 230 United States cities and towns, several far from the border.
There is growing worry among border states that the bloodshed in Mexico, including beheadings and mutilations of drug war combatants and police and military officers, will cross into the United States.

U.S. Is a Vast Arms Bazaar for Mexican Cartels
A case against a Phoenix gun store owner offers a glimpse of how weapons delivered to U.S. gun dealers are moved into Mexico and wielded in horrific crimes.
Drug gangs seek out guns in the United States because the gun-control laws are far tougher in Mexico. Mexican civilians must get approval from the military to buy guns and they cannot own large-caliber rifles or high-powered pistols, which are considered military weapons.
The Mexican government began to clamp down on drug cartels in late 2006, unleashing a war that daily deposits dozens of bodies — often gruesomely tortured — on Mexico’s streets. President Felipe Calderón has characterized the stream of smuggled weapons as one of the most significant threats to security in his country. The Mexican authorities say they seized 20,000 weapons from drug gangs in 2008, the majority bought in the United States.


Tendrá algo que ver la compra de acciones del NYT por Carlos Slim en la diaria publicación de notas sobre México? o ando viendo moros con tranchetes?

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