Monday, April 4, 2011

Mexico's drug dealers going south for dangerous arms, not north

Maybe Mexico is being too quick to blame the United States for the infiltration of that county of high-powered weaponry being employed by the former's drug dealers.

At least that is how the National Rifle Association sees it and following a reading of a Latin American newspaper investigation. Here is the NRA's take on the subject:

Blaming America for Mexico’s problems has been something of a national pastime for Mexican politicians for many years. True to tradition, Mexican president Felipe Calderon has been blaming Mexico’s astronomically high murder rate on Americans who buy drugs and who sell guns, rather than on the Mexican drug cartels who commit a vastly disproportionate share of those murders, and the historic corruption in Mexico, from which the wicked cartels have spawned.

However, an article published by the Mexico City newspaper La Jornada suggests that (Caldewron) might better serve the good people of his country by looking to his southern border, instead of (the United States).

As explained in English by the Latin American Herald Tribune, “The most fearsome weapons wielded by Mexico’s drug cartels enter the country from Central America, not the United States, according to U.S. diplomatic cables disseminated by WikiLeaks and published on Tuesday by La Jornada newspaper. Items such as grenades and rocket-launchers are stolen from Central American armies and smuggled into Mexico via neighboring Guatemala, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City reported to Washington.”

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