Monday, June 27, 2011


I thought it was interesting that the Federal Police report referred to the Familia as a terrorist group; the term is obviously loaded, but in as far as it applies in Mexico, you can find better examples. When it comes to either targeting civilians or orchestrating big explosions so as to sow terror, the Zetas, the Sinaloa-affiliated gang in Gómez Palacio, and La Línea all seem like better fits. And even then, I wouldn't term them as terrorist groups; the lion's share of the mayhem inflicted by all of the traffickers has nothing to do with terrorism.

In any event, it was nice see the Federal Police releasing reports about security issues. You really don't see much of that from most of the Mexican agencies, compared to the endless sea of new reports from all the American governmental agencies and their affiliated organizations.

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