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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

U.S. Drones Fight Mexican Drug Trade


The American assistance has been kept secret because of legal restrictions in Mexico and the heated political sensitivities there about sovereignty, the officials said.

Before the outbreak of drug violence in Mexico that has left more than 34,000 dead in the past four years, such an agreement would have been all but unthinkable, they said. . . .

In addition to expanding the use of drones, the two leaders agreed to open a counternarcotics “fusion” center, the second such facility in Mexico, where Mexican and American agencies would work together, the officials said.” (New York Times)

A “threat” created by government, with violence initiated by government, producing only more violent and less accountable government.

FEE Timely Classic

How To End Mexico’s Deadly Drug War” by Paul Armentano