It would seem that the response has to walk a very fine line, between any sort of "Bring 'em on" silliness that would make life worse for Michoacán, but still insisting that as criminals, there can be no negotiation, no dialogue. As far as how to strike that balance...wow, I'm glad I don't work for the federal government.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Dialogue. Or, Mexico's Most Unusual Gang
The leader of La Familia has called for dialogue with the federal government, another example of the group's pseudo-political side unlike any other Mexican gang. The leader, Servando Gómez Martínez, called into a local news show and offered a lengthy discourse in which he accused Genaro García Luna of being in cahoots with the Zetas and the Beltrán Leyvas, implored Calderón to not be fooled by his secretary of public security, and pledged respect for the president and the Mexican military. If you read Spanish, give it a look, the transcript is fascinating.