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August 31, 2010


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It's definitely another big WIN for Pres. Calderon - which is very good. There is clearly a lot going on "behind the scenes" that we don't see. Very likely Mexico must have teams of special agents chasing these high-level capo's, and possibly the US is helping with info and technologies.

It struck me that La Barbie looked remarkably calm and optimistic as he was being paraded around. Does he believe that he can buy himself a safe place in a Mexican prison? It will be interesting to see which jail they put him in.

The Beltran-Levya cartel is eroding quickly ... other cartels will aim to pick up its business and recruit its agents. Are Sinaloa and the Gulf Cartel the winners here??

Maybe the key question is this ... if Calderon continues to knock off about 3-5 major cartel players each year - does this bring the drug trade to a standstill? Or does it just create headlines? Can the cartels establish new leaders, and pass on their evil tradecraft, fast enough to stay in business?

Unless the USA seriously addresses the issue of drug legalization - all this may be in vain.

He wasn't caught, he gave himself up. I'm sure you have heard this by now.

the best,


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