Posted by: coastcontact | August 11, 2013

Mexico – Becoming the Failed State

Pancho Villa (Circa 1913)

Pancho Villa (Circa 1913)

Pancho Villa was responsible for a raid on Columbus, New Mexico in 1916, which was the first attack on U.S. soil since 1812.  The U.S. sent several thousand soldiers across the border to hunt for Pancho Villa. Though they spent over a year searching, they never caught him.  Villa retired from revolutionary life in 1920 but had only a short retirement for he was gunned down in his car on July 20, 1923.

The story of Villa was not well reported in the United States. Once again our news media has failed to provide adequate reporting about happenings in our neighbouring country.                                                                                            

Rafael Caro Quintero

Rafael Caro Quintero

Infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero walked free Friday after 28 years in prison when a court overturned his 40-year sentence for the 1985 kidnapping and killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

Caro Quintero helped establish a powerful cartel based in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa that later split into some of Mexico’s largest cartels, including the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels.

Defense attorneys believe freedom is imminent for a second member of the trio of Mexican drug kingpins, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, responsible for the murder.

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo (Don Neto)

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo (Don Neto)

So here we have a nation next door to the United States where corruption is rampant and drug cartels have the money to bribe and the power to threaten, releasing drug king pins from prison on technicalities that were obviously concocted.

This was reported in the Texarkana Gazette, Los Angeles Daily News and the Herald Times of Bloomington, Indiana.  Anything in the Los Angeles Times? No. In the Washington Post? Yes, but not on the front page. In the New York Times? Nope.

Little or nothing from the White House because they do not want to alienate Mexico.  They are concerned about the Hispanic vote.

The media?  Where are they? 


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