Thursday, June 03, 2010

Silver or Lead

William Finnegan has a terrific report from Michoacan, a state in Mexico that has long been a source of drugs in The New Yorker magazine, May 31 2010. One of the newer cartels, the notoriously bloody La Familia Michoacana, has penetrated the society and the government. He describes how the organization has "captured" the state, not that the state is a "failed" state as former U.S. "drug czar" Barry McCaffrey has written.

This is a very carefully researched and very disturbing view of the situation in Mexico.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As someone who lives in Michoacan I would not say it is a terrific report. It has many facts, yes, but well researched, no, some research yes. It is full of inconsistancies, and obvious ones too, all of which are clear to us who live here everyday, but not to an outsider who is just portraying what he can with what he has, sources lie! It probably is the best he ca do, but in no way is it terrific or the real truth...