The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration heralded the arrest of Berraza Villa and one of his associates as glowing proof of "the leadership and resolve of President Calderon and the Government of Mexico."
Perhaps, but the rapid, stealthy rise of La Familia is also proof that even if there is the will, there may not be a way. The war on drugs is failing.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The Family in WPR
Malcolm Beith has a piece on the rise of La Familia and how it took Mexican officials by surprise on WPR. Beith also had a good one on the same topic for The News last year if I remember correctly, but it's nowhere to be found on the paper's website. No good drug story would be complete without an overstatement from the DEA. Here's this article's, with Beith's response: