Thursday, September 01, 2011

Stating the blatantly obvious

Love this headline from the Washington Post:

Casino Massacre in Mexico May be Rooted in Corruption

It may be?  Of course it was!  At least now there appears to be concrete evidence, which should surprise no one.

Calderon cast the attack as a galvanizing moment in his administration’s battle against the cartels, characterizing the tragedy as a steep escalation of the conflict between security forces and gangsters who increasingly target civilians. 

But a video and series of photographs showing the brother of Monterrey’s mayor receiving bundles of cash at a casino days before the massacre suggest its origins might lie in the old, familiar networks of corruption that have long plagued the country and nurtured the rise of organized crime.


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