Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The FP on LF: Questions, Questions

I was interested to see from this Milenio note about the Federal Police report on La Familia that the group has been operating supposedly since 2000. That contradicts the previous line that they basically emerged thanks to the Zetas' sponsorship in 2006. Also it was odd to see the following states: Mexico State, Jalisco, DF, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Guerrero, Morelos, Aguascalientes, Tlaxcala, and, of course, Michoacán. Where's Guanajuato? Familia agents have been popping up in the state for years. To take but just one arrest, the Federal Police detained the Family's chief operator over a large chunk of the state in March 2010. Maybe it's the reporter's fault, but sometimes the government reporting on its own actions falls well short of what one would expect.

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