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Coronel's downfall came amid persistent allegations that Calderon's administration appeared to be favoring the Sinaloa cartel, or not hitting it as hard as other drug gangs.
Originally posted by jam321
As for the drug lord death, I expect someone else to take his place.
Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
Looks like Mexico is stepping up! I like the way the Mexican government is finally taking action. What's next though after this person's death? Hopefully nothing bad against the citizens of Mexico.
This problem unfortunately won't be cleaned up by killing Drug Lords though.
As the case of the Medellin cartel shows, the Colombian government was able to take down a major terrorist, drug-trafficking organization by carefully playing the cartels’ turf wars to the state’s advantage. Mexico could conceivably do the same thing – although the situation is complicated by the fact that Mexico is struggling with at least six major cartels, not two like Colombia in the 1990s.