Thursday, October 14, 2010
Today's papers are running a story about a DEA black list of twelve Mexican businesses linked to Chapo Guzmán, including a cantina in Mexico City. I think you could sneeze in a lot of Mexican cities and have the contents randomly land on twelve different businesses linked to Chapo or other drug traffickers. And as often as not, the links are common knowledge. The fact that a) such headlines are so rare, and b) they always seem to come from American agencies demonstrates that in terms of attacking gangs' finances, Mexico is pulling its punches.