Sunday, April 4, 2010

Big Exclusive

Julio Scherer, 84 years young on Wednesday, scored a clandestine interview with Ismael Zambada, which is on the cover of the present Proceso. I've not yet read it, but according to the excerpts in the papers, Zambada says that the war on drugs is lost, that he always lives in fear, that he was very nearly caught by the Mexican army at one point, that he and Chapo remain good friends, and that Chapo's $1 billion fortune is "nonsense", despite what Forbes would have you believe. (Here's why that last declaration doesn't shock me.)

This is probably the splashiest interview of this sort we'll see for years in Mexico, so I feel compelled to repeat the fact that Scherer is 84.

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