Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mexico's drug war

Falling kingpins, rising violence

Taking out the leaders of drug gangs has not quelled the mayhem

There’s more where he came from

IN A firefight that lasted more than two days and claimed three civilian lives, the leader of one of Mexico’s most feared mobs was shot dead. The victim was Nazario Moreno, nicknamed “The Craziest One”, who headed La Familia (“The Family”), a mafia outfit based in the state of Michoacán. Mr Moreno, author of a spiritual self-help book known as the Family Bible, was tracked down after organising a lavish party that the police got wind of.

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