Saturday, September 3, 2011

Corruption and Institutional Decay in Nuevo León, as Witnessed by the US Consulate

From Excélsior:
Municipal and state police in Nuevo León are roughly 50 percent infiltrated by drug cartels, the US consulate general in Monterrey informed the State Department, the DEA, the FBI, the Commerce Department and the other US consulates in Mexico two and a half years ago, according to a diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.

"The lucrative drug-trafficking routes in the state of Nuevo León are controlled by the Golf/Zetas Cartel, with the exception of the wealthy suburb of San Pedro, which is under the control of a wing of the Beltrán Leyva cartel", says the document dated March 4 2009.

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