Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Pay Up Or Else
Excelsior led today with a story about the increased extortion of Mexico City businesses. The practice has shown some anecdotal signs of being on the rise around the nation, Torreón prominently included. The evolution of drug trafficking groups into multi-faceted, Italian mafia-style might be a sign of weakness (more obstacles to moving cocaine and methamphetamine), but it could at the same time make them harder to break up.