Monday, August 16, 2010
More Problems in Monterrey
The city suffered twenty blockades last night in a further manifestation of one of the more unusual tactics from organized crime. When the blockades first appeared earlier this year, they were described as a way to prevent army convoys from chasing criminals around town with all due speed and freedom of movement. A lot of the more recent blockades (though perhaps not last night's, as it reportedly followed a big shootout) seem to have more to do with sticking a thumb in the government's eye than any operational goal.