Mexico: Calderon Drug War Spawned 60 New Cartels

New AG says just 10 big ones existed when Calderon took office

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 19, 2012 3:24 AM CST | Updated Dec 19, 2012 6:06 AM CST

(Newser) – The bloody war President Felipe Calderon launched in 2006 to squash Mexico's big drug cartels instead created scores of smaller ones, the country's new attorney general says. "I would calculate there are between 60 and 80 (new cartels), both medium-sized and small,...   Read full story »


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