Friday, September 24, 2010

A Fourth Murdered Mayor

The latest is Prisciliano Rodríguez, from Doctor González, Nuevo León, which is about 25 miles from Monterrey. This is the fourth in the past six weeks, and the fifteenth since Calderón came into office. The issue has gotten a lot more attention since the August murder of Edelmiro Cavazos, of Santiago, Nuevo León, and it's something that should be more of a priority for the feds. Any reduction in the threat of organized crime will have to include a cooperative effort from all levels of government, and the widespread targeting of mayors makes cooperation at the municipal level a lot harder.

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