Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Big Gangs Are in Mexico City
The Federal Police says that, contrary to local government declarations, Mexico's biggest syndicates operate in the capital. Included among the groups are the Zetas, La Familia, Sinaloa, Juárez, the Gulf, the Pacific South, and what's left of La Barbie's group. It's odd that the response to "No cartels operate in Mexico City" was essentially, "All of them do". It would be hard to contradict someone more overwhelmingly, and you get the feeling that the Federal Police statement was a middle finger to the capital city government. In any event, that's interesting in as far as it goes, but as I said here, I think they are chasing the answers to the wrong questions with this debate.