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Monday, January 25, 2016

Drug Murders

For John, BLUFThe line "politics is a blood sport in Lowell", doesn't compare to politics in Mexico.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

This item has been in my "to do" queue for about three weeks—"Mexican Mayor Is Killed a Day After Taking Office".

This is our next-door neighbor, Mexico, and good government is fighting a tough battle with corrupt drug cartels.  This woman was killed a day after taking office.

The source is The Old Gray Lady.  The lede plus two:

The mayor of a city south of Mexico's capital was shot to death on Saturday, less than a day after taking office, officials said.

Gunmen opened fire on Mayor Gisela Mota at her house in the city of Temixco, said the government of Morelos state, where Temixco is located.  Two presumed assailants were killed and three others detained following a pursuit, said Morelos security commissioner Jesus Alberto Capella.  He said the suspects fired on federal police and soldiers from a vehicle.

On his Twitter account, Morelos Gov. Graco Ramirez attributed Mota's killing to organized crime, without citing a particular drug cartel or gang.  Cartels seeking to control communities and towns have often targeted local officials and mayors in Mexico.

Who caused Mayor Gisela Mota's death?  Drug users in the US (and other nations).  No drug black market means no corrupt cartels.

The more serious problem is that this corruption could come to these United States.

Regards  —  Cliff

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