On this war agaist drugs promoted by the American government and celebrated by our President Felipe Calderon, civil society is loosing the most.
Calderon chose to deploy Mexican troops to act as policemen in a country with a weak rule of law (to say the least) and has not touched the dirty money of the drug cartels, so they keep the pipeline of weapons flowing from the U.S. to Mexico. With those weapons criminals are killing their enemies-policemen, soldiers and other drugdealers-, but have also assasinated thousands of people to create terror and promote more violence. Journalists, women, children, students and teachers have died by the hundreds. Things will get worst and Human Rights have to be protected. The Merida Plan implemented and signed by the American government is nothing else than a good business for American jackal companies that are selling us guns. This is not the war against drugs, but one that has an impact on economics, on governance, on international relations (with the US) and on social and health issues. This is a war the Mexican people did not ask for, it was instrumented by DEA even before Calderon took office.
A speciallist voice:
A threat against the Zetas by a group called México Unido Contra los
Zetas, after a 2 hour firefight in the city of Torreón on Sunday and
the death of 12 civilians on Saturday night point that this will be
the new territory that will see clashes between rival organized crime
groups as a result of the changes in the structures and the formation
of new alliances.
The city of Torreon is currently controlled by the Carrillo
Fuentes/Beltran Leyva and Zeta clan, under the command of Sergio
Villareal Barragán (former member of the Carrillo Fuentes DTO). The
confrontation between DTO’s is converging towards terrorist acts
intended to reduce the logistical support of the rival DTO by scaring
the population and local police and authorities.