Mexican government sends 6,500 troops to state scarred by drug violence, beheadings.
Well this is nice to see at long last. I wish the army the best of luck in retaking the parts of Mexico that are out of control, but I don't think it will be easy. Wonder what a private in the Army makes in Mexico. I suspect many will be swayed by the combination of money and terror the gangs use to maintain themselves.
We shall see.
VENTA DE BRAVO, Mexico – Mexico's newly sworn-in president sent more than
6,500 soldiers, sailors and federal police to violence-plagued Michoacan state
to crack down on drug turf wars that have left hundreds dead in a wave of
execution-style killings and beheadings.
Felipe Calderón took office on Dec.
1 pledging a “battle” against crime, promising more funds for the army and law
enforcement and appointing hardline Interior Minister Francisco Ramirez Acuna to
oversee the fight against organized crime.
“The battle against organized crime has just begun,” Ramirez Acuna said
Monday, as he announced the administration's first major offensive against drug
gangs. “We are looking to take back the spaces that organized crime has seized.”
Mexican government sends 6,500 troops to state scarred by drug violence, beheadings