U.S. Government Helped Rise of Mexican Drug Cartel: Report

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  1. U.S. Government Helped Rise of Mexican Drug Cartel: Report
    \nThe U.S. government allowed the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel to carry out its business unimpeded between 2000 and 2012 in exchange for information on rival cartels, an investigation by El Universal claims.
    Citing court documents, the Mexican newspaper reports that DEA officers met with top Sinaloa officials over fifty times and offered to have charges against cartel members dropped in the U.S., among other pledges.
    Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia, a senior research scholar in law and economics at Columbia University, says that the tactic has been previously used in Colombia, Cambodia, Thailand and Afghanistan.
    “Of course, this modus operandi involves a violation of public international law, besides adding more fuel to the violence, violations of due process and of human rights,” he told El Universal.
    Myles Frechette, a former U.S. ambassador to Colombia, said while that the problem of drug trafficking in Colombia persists, the tactic of secret agreements had managed to reduce it.
    The period when the relationship between the DEA and Sinaloa was supposed to have been the closest, between 2006 and 2012, saw a major surge of violence in Mexico, and was the time when the Sinaloa cartel rose significantly in prominence.

    It is nice to know all those warehouses of pot the DEA has seized and show off on the Discovery Channel and NatGeo did not go to an incinerator but instead is what we have been smoking for the last decade,,,I was really bummed out about them wasting all that weed.
  2. Will be back to post my thoughs in the tomorrow days.

    Just a little toasty. :smoke:
  3. #3 floating_by, Jan 28, 2014
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    And we are surprised? Not in the least.
    We know this is going on with the money laundering the big banks have been guilty of.
    Where does the black market start and stop anymore? Corruption abound at ALL levels of government and corporations. (Alas; what am I saying? One in the same.)
  4. Stories of these things going on have always been normal living on the US/MX border. It must have been the mid 70's and I had already heard about the cooperation between the two. Pshh here, everyone gets a piece, on both sides. Everyone from cops to Judges, County  Sheriffs all up and down- LEO crime in bed with the Cartels Panama Unit crooked cops, Judges taking bribes from trafickers, drug load police escorts etc etc. No surprises. none at all. Local,city,county and state leo's are corrupt and have been for decades and have no shame discussing it after hours of drinking at backyard bbs, this article is business as usual.

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